Monday, February 28, 2011
Book Review - What The Heart Sees
I just finished reading What The Heart Sees, A Collection of Amish Romances From Kathleen Fuller. These three stories were previously published in An Amish Christmas, An Amish Gathering, and An Amish Love.
The first story is A Miracle for Miriam. Miriam liked a boy named Seth when they were 14 years old, but when Seth found out, he ridiculed her. Five years later, Miriam still has not gotten over the rejection and is afraid to get close to anyone and then Seth comes back into her life after being severely injured in a car accident.
The second story is A Place of His Own which is the story of Josiah and Amanda who were best friends. Josiah moved away as a teenager after his mother died but has now returned years later to sell the family farm. Josiah's attitude has changed and Amanda tries to figure out what happened to her childhood friend.
The third story is What the Heart Sees. Ellie Chupp is blind due to an accident that killed her best friend. Her best friend's fiance, Christopher, moved away but has now returned several years later. Ellie and Christopher start getting to know each other and having feelings for each other.
What I found to be the common theme in the stories is that the different individuals learn to give their difficult and confusing situations to God to handle. When they start to do that, then God starts to work in ways that end up in a happy outcome for them. I enjoyed reading the stories and also included in the back of the book is a Reading Group Guide and Amish Recipes, yum! I would recommend this book to anyone, especially fans of Amish fiction.
I was given a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.