Thursday, June 23, 2016
Book Review~An Unbroken Heart
About the Book:
An argument. A crash. In an instant Joanna's world is changed forever.
One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with your parents’ deaths when your last words were spoken in anger?
After an extended stint in a physical rehabilitation center, Joanna re-enters her Amish life. But nothing is the same—not even her feelings for Andrew Beiler.
Joanna has loved Andrew since the age of twelve, and her feelings have not changed throughout the years. She is thrilled when Andrew wants to get married, but she wonders whether it’s love he’s feeling, or pity. As the couple’s wedding date approaches, Joanna isn’t overcome with the deep joy she was hoping to feel; instead, she’s wracked with anxiety and guilt.
Joanna hears God whispering to her, Be strong and courageous, but she’s afraid that courage looks a lot like walking away from her dreams and into the plan of her Heavenly Father.
If Joanna takes the first step toward healing, will it cost her everything she’s ever wanted? Or could God be changing the desires of her heart?
What I Thought:
An Unbroken Heart is the second book in author Kathleen Fuller's Amish of Birch Creek series. The first book, A Reluctant Bride, was an excellent story, as are all of the author's books! She never disappoints to give readers a captivating story line, and An Unbroken Heart was no exception. The characters from the Schrock and Troyer families are very complex and have been through devastating situations. In An Unbroken Heart, Joanna and Andrew must learn to deal with their families tragedies while keeping faith in God to steer them on the path to love and forgiveness.
At the back of the book are discussion questions, perfect for a book club. I'm excited for the next book in the Amish of Birch Creek series, A Love Made New, coming out Fall 2016.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.