Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Healing by Wanda E. Brunstetter

I received this e-book from Barbour Publishers through netgalley.com for no charge for my honest review of this e-book.

Product Description:
Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he’s carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday’s memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel’s children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?

My Thoughts:
The Healing is the second book of the Kentucky Brothers series by Wanda Brunstetter. In The Healing, Samuel Fisher loses his wife and unborn child in an accident and decides to move himself and four children to Kentucky where his brother Titus Fisher lives. They move into Titus's home and Titus helps with the children. Samuel is in a deep depression over losing his wife and unborn child that he pulls away from everyone, especially his children. Esther Beiler, a friend of Titus, comes to help with the children and falls in love with them right off the bat. Esther also starts to fall in love with Samuel but doesn't think he will ever feel that way.

The Healing is a wonderful story of grief, being lost, and finding love again. The characters are very deep and intertwined into each other's daily lives. Not only the Amish characters but the English characters. We see how everyone deals with the same issues regardless of their beliefs. This book has powerful descriptions of Pennsylvania Amish country and Kentucky Amish Country. Wanda Brunstetter is an expert in her writing of the Amish. Her reverence and love of the Amish people show through all she writes. The Healing picks right up from where The Journey ended. I enjoyed reading about characters from Wanda's other books and to continue to be part of their lives. I am excited to read the next book in the series. This is a must read for Amish Fiction lovers!

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