"Love Bears All Things"
By Beth Wiseman
By Beth Wiseman
Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love?
Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she’s forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception—and this time, she isn’t the only one keeping secrets.
Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancée’s betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlotte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before.
Charlotte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she’ll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn’t even sure herself?
Beth Wiseman has done her magic once again in this new book in the Amish genre!! This is the second in a new series entitled "Amish Secrets". "Her Brother's Keeper" won me over, but I must say that I think this second book is even better!! This author has created a tale that grabs the reader's attention from the first page, immersing you in the plot taking place in an Amish community but differing from the norm in Amish fiction. Very complex issues are addressed in a sensitive, meaningful fashion. We rarely see how the Amish address drug addiction, depression and dealing with life changing abusive childhoods. Beth takes us to another level with her book. The Amish have the same problems as the Englischers!!
The characters are so realistically and well described that I easily identified with them. Charlotte, the main character, faces so many challenges , but manages to go from a broken individual to one that uses faith to overcome. Only God can deal with deep seated issues. The problem is that so many don't want to accept God's plan in their lives.
The plot moved quickly with unexpected twists and turns arising in ways that have you on the edge of your seat. You just don't know what will happen next. The world passed me by as I became part of this emotional, life changing story.
This is a five star book!! Now, I can hardly wait for the next in this series!! Write quickly, Beth!!
This book was received as a gift. All opinions expressed are my own.