Threads of Grace is the fourth Amish novel I have read by Kelly Long, and it is definitely my favorite of her books so far. The story of Grace -- and grace -- kept me engaged to the very end.
The developing love story between Grace and Seth certainly drives the plot of the book. But the theme of grace shown in so many ways, through so many people is definitely at the heart of the story. Abel's character also adds a special element as he and those who care about him deal with his day-to-day challenges related to his autism.
As is the case with most series, it was enjoyable to revisit characters from the first two Patch of Heaven novels. The book can be enjoyed, though, without having read the previous books.
Fans of Amish fiction should certainly enjoy this sweet, quick read, one that I was able to finish in one evening.
Thanks to the Book Sneeze blogging program for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.
Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down.
Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the
beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a
husband—especially one so much younger than her. But handsome and
smitten Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her and they marry to keep
Grace’s autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle.
Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young
husband’s experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not
destroyed her capacity for love.
Seth Wyse seeks counsel from his older brother, Jacob, when playing
the game of pursuing his wife becomes more dangerous to both his heart
and life than he ever imagined.
Yet God can give Grace and Seth a passion for family and each other
that teaches them the ways of the Master Quilter through the tangled and
tender threads of their lives.
Kelly Long is the author of the Patch of Heaven series and the historical Amish novel Arms of Love. She was born and raised in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania. She's been married for twenty-six years and enjoys life with her husband, children, and Bichon.