- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (August 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159554920X
- ISBN-13: 978-1595549204
Source for review book: Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze Program
About the book:
Three hope-filled stories about second chances, trusting your heart, and the power of forgiveness.
Healing Hearts-Empty-nesters Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman have no children under their roof for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman leaves to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina never expected him to be gone a year. Now that he's back, will they be able to move beyond this estrangement and rekindle the fire of the love they once shared?
A Change of Heart-Leah is a writer in a community that does not encourage such fruitless endeavors. She lacks the skills necessary to be a good Amish fraa-cooking, cleaning, quilting, and gardening. Aaron is aware of Leah's short-comings, but his heart is captured by this spirited young woman. Will Leah's role as an Amish wife and mother force her to set aside her creative life-or will Aaron make an offer she never dreamed was possible?
A Choice to Forgive-Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel, who disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel's brother, to whom she had been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life. Is there enough forgiveness in her heart to overlook the past and move into a future that could fulfill her dreams?
My take on this book:
I read alot of Amish fiction so I was excited to be able to read Beth Wiseman's Healing Hearts which is a collection of three Amish short stories. Each story is a stand alone work, but there is an inspirational message woven into each one.
While these are short stories there not short on character or content. I found myself easily drawn into the characters lives, and the problems they were facing. I had already read a couple of these stories in previous books but didn't mind reading them again.
Fans of Beth Wiseman are certainly going to want this collection for their permanent library, but if you have never read anything by this author this group of short stories is a great place to start.