Monday, April 4, 2016

An emotional story -- An Unbroken Heart

Kathleen Fuller's An Unbroken Heart is an excellent addition to her Amish of Birch Creek series.

Kathleen has once again put together a story filled with complex characters with deep emotions.  She deals with difficult topics with a good dose of reality, combined with compassion, forgiveness, and healing that come from a strong trust in God.

Fans of great Amish fiction should really enjoy Joanna's story in An Unbroken Heart.  This book works fine as a stand alone, but Sadie's story in the first book of the series, A Reluctant Bride, is definitely worth your time as well.  I look forward to Abigail's story in the conclusion to this series.

Thanks to Booklook Bloggers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:

An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever.

One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with your parents’ deaths when your last words were spoken in anger?

After an extended stint in a physical rehabilitation center, Joanna re-enters her Amish life. But nothing is the same—not even her feelings for Andrew Beiler.

Joanna has loved Andrew since the age of twelve, and her feelings have not changed throughout the years. She is thrilled when Andrew wants to get married, but she wonders whether it’s love he’s feeling, or pity. As the couple’s wedding date approaches, Joanna isn’t overcome with the deep joy she was hoping to feel; instead, she’s wracked with anxiety and guilt.

Joanna hears God whispering to her, Be strong and courageous, but she’s afraid that courage looks a lot like walking away from her dreams and into the plan of her Heavenly Father.

If Joanna takes the first step toward healing, will it cost her everything she’s ever wanted? Or could God be changing the desires of her heart?

About the Author:

Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Wordand Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at, Twitter: @TheKatJam, and Facebook: Kathleen Fuller.  

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