Monday, April 9, 2012

The Taming of a Wild Flower

oh, wow, I didn't possibly imagine that Jane and her brood of her now fatherless children could ever find such happiness again, but they do.   Jane finds her long lost friends, Penelope and Bradley.    lo and behold, Bradley replaces their own doctor in the Amish community.  Penelope and Jane catch up on old news and heal together from the pains of the past.
Bradley quickly falls in love with Jane and her precious children and all the fun begins.     I won't spoil things for you, but I am again touched at the ways that Jane, Penelope, and Jane's brother, Mitchell, deal with their sad memories of abuse from their alcoholic mom.   When Jane told a school counselor many years ago, their father was prompted to move his family to the Amish community once Mam completed rehab and though they never forget, forgiveness and healing take place in the hearts of all.
This book was so engaging that I started it and finished it in three hours tonight.   I was moved to tears of both joy and sadness at times.    There was conflict between Jane and her "former mom-in-law" as well which was handled with care, concern and compassion by Jane and Bradley and hearts were once again healed.    Healing is so vital to those of us who have suffered any abuse and having grown up in an alcoholic home myself, this book really touched some heart strings.  I, too, have come years ago to my own place of forgiveness.   This book series is one I would highly recommend for any one who has childhood abuse issues, alcoholism, grief, or just plain loves Amish fiction!     You will not be disappointed with Samantha Jillian Bayarr's writing on such tender subjects.

 About the Author:
For more information about the author, Samantha Jilliam Bayarr, visit her blog:  Livingston Hall Publishers.

Samantha Jillian Bayarr founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named for her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.
Working in the production aspect of publishing has provided her with the expertise needed to produce develop and design books from the inside out. When it came time to publish her own work, her experience in the field lent her the ability to produce several genres, specializing in Christian Historical Romance and Amish Romance.

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