Thursday, September 12, 2019

Another Fantastic Read from Award Winning Author, Beth Wiseman!!

                                                           "Listening to Love"   
         By Beth Wiseman

About the Book:

He’s Amish. She’s Englisch. They are best friends, despite what the gossips say. But could the rumor mill know more than they do?
Englischer Natalie Collins looks forward to Friday night suppers at Levi and Mary Shetler’s house every week: delicious food, wonderful conversation with her Amish friends, and, best of all, the presence of Levi’s older brother Lucas. Natalie and Lucas have become best friends despite their different backgrounds. They share a love of books, and he is teaching her about God in a way that she can understand.
But the closer they become, the more opinions everyone seems to have. Levi and Mary, Lucas’s family, and even Natalie’s mother—whose own life is a mess at the moment—have concerns about their relationship. Why can’t everyone understand that it’s possible to just be friends? Besides, they couldn’t be together even if they wanted to be. Lucas would never leave the Amish faith, and Natalie is Englisch and pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine.
But when a terrifying accident happens, Natalie and Lucas are forced to confront their true feelings and decide if they can stay true to themselves and each other. 
The second novel in the Amish Journeys series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman explores the compromises and sacrifices it takes to truly listen to love.


My Thoughts:

I have very high expectations when opening up  a book written my Beth Wiseman! This book is the second in the Amish Journey Series. Her ability to draw me deeply into the lives of her characters is a quality that I love! This book was certainly no disappointment.  The tale has us continuing the journey alongside the previously met characters, Natalie and Lucas.

The characters are so realistically and well described that the reader is compelled to  walk alongside them in their very rocky path of life. One feels the suffering caused by a broken relationship between mother and daughter. Bitterness caused by the divorce of Natalie's parents affects Natalie's power to live her own life. As if that is not challenge enough, Natalie is drawn to a handsome young man......but he is Amish! She is not. The confusion this causes makes the reader wish that one could solve the problems for this beautiful couple. 

The plot moves at a quick pace with lots of unexpected twists and turns, keeping the reader glued to the page. The world passed me by as I just had to read to find out what would happen next. Just when everything seems to be calming down, another block is put in the road. The tension built as this tale progressed. 

This book has everything that any reader could wish for, adventure, characters that you come to love and surprises when you least expect them. 

This is a five star book ! Don't miss it!

This book was supplied by NetGalley. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.



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