Three novellas in one book provide variations on the Amish theme. Each stands alone, though characters overlap as three couples search for love. In "A Marriage of the Heart," Abigail Kauffman forces her marriage to Joseph Lambert, a man struggling with his past in the Englisch world. They forge a tentative relationship, but both their pasts may be their undoing. Ellie Chupp, a blind Amish woman in "What the Heart Sees," must face Christopher Miller when he returns to his Amish roots seeking forgiveness for his part in causing Ellie's blindness. But can he forgive himself? One strong woman leads the way. Finally, in "Healing Hearts," Naaman Lapp returns home after a year away to find Levina, his wife of 31 years, distrustful and confused. Naaman woos her as he struggles to make amends with his children. But a mysterious man comes looking for Naaman and rumors begin to fly. Occasional dragging plot lines won't damage the book's selling power. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/18/2010 Release date: 12/01/2010 Genre: Fiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 480 pages - 978-0-7180-9767-7
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