Sunday, May 13, 2012

Arms of Love By Kelly Long

I received this E-book from Thomas Nelson Publishing through for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this E-book.

Book Description:

The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.

Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.

Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.

Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he’s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he’s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.

My Thoughts:

I am a HUGE fan of Amish Fiction so when I was given the opportunity to read Arms of Love By Kelly Long I was happy. This is my first book by Kelly Long I have read and after reading the description of the book it sounded interesting because it is a different aspect of the Amish then I have been reading.  Arms of Love by Kelly Long was just not for me.  I really couldn't feel the love story part of the book, it just didn't seem to have the passion. Also just felt like I was getting lost in the details of things that did not need to be and statements that continued to be repeated over and over throughout. That being said, it is obvious that Kelly Long did a lot of research not only on the Amish but on the Amish in 1777 during the Revolutionary War, the war itself, and Pennsylvania.  I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an Amish Fiction story unlike the others that are out there.  I look forward to reading other books Kelly Long has written because I think she is a good writer, its just Arms of Love wasn't for me.

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