A Forgiving Faith
Nora (Glick) Landwehr returns to her Amish hometown of Willow Ridge, MO, 16 years after leaving a large part of herself there and joining the English world. After a failed marriage, she has returned to ask forgiveness and reclaim what is rightfully hers. Nora knows her father won’t forgive her easily, but the entire Amish community finds itself caught up in the secrets of the past and dealing with today’s unforgiveness.
Nora’s family drama might be as judgemental as it was sixteen years ago, but she discovers herself wrapped in the arms off a faith community that embraces individuality.
The reader gets to grow with characters openly opposed to their religion, or at least the closed-minded hypocrisy masked in tradition, as they realize it’s up to them to embrace their religion and keep it pure despite the traditions.
This book is very much about forgiveness and redemption. I judge books by their ability to make me audibly laugh or cry real tears. I cried through multiple scenes in this book. If you’re an emotional reader like me, you’ll need a box of tissues for this Amish romance.
Harvest Of Blessings
The tranquil little town of Willow Ridge is facing a startling challenge. Wealthy Nora Glick Landwehr is determined to make it her home again–and put her past to rest. Cast out by her own family, Nora can’t reconcile with Old Amish ways or her strict father. But she’ll do anything to help her community embrace the future . . . and make amends to the daughter she had to give up. So, she certainly has no time for her reckless new neighbor Luke Hooley. They disagree about almost everything. And how can she trust him if he always seems to believe the worst about her? Somehow, though, his unexpected support and passionate heart are helping her find her own way in faith. And Nora will discover that even in the face of insidious lies and unyielding judgment, God creates unexpected chances for forgiveness–and love.
Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. She has lived in the Midwest most of her life. When she’s not writing, she loves touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with her border collie, Ramona. She’s a Presbyterian deacon, sings in her church choir, and plays in the percussion ensemble. She’s married to a fine man who – bless him – has never once suggested she get a real job.
*I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. The review is an honest review from my point of view.