I love reading and reviewing books....many Christian books, Amish/Mennonite fiction, biographies/autobios, nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense. I am a retired teacher on disability due to health. I am a Master Food Volunteer and volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. I team teach children's church along with my wonderful husband. I am also a grandma to the cutest three-year-old and several stepgrands! I love my pomeranian, Cocoa! I am a crochet fanatic!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Review of Threads of Grace
by Kelly Long
Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down.
Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a husband—especially one so much younger than her. But handsome and smitten Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her and they marry to keep Grace’s autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle.
Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young husband’s experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not destroyed her capacity for love.
Seth Wyse seeks counsel from his older brother, Jacob, when playing the game of pursuing his wife becomes more dangerous to both his heart and life than he ever imagined.
Yet God can give Grace and Seth a passion for family and each other that teaches them the ways of the Master Quilter through the tangled and tender threads of their lives.
I loved this book!!! I will say that I have read many Amish novels recently and this one truly touched my heart. Grace suffered abuse at the hands of the husband she was forced to marry to save her family's farm and she needed healing. God gave that healing to her through the love of Seth. I have also worked with many autistic young people as a teacher and Abel stole a place in my heart quickly as I read.
I love that this novel is focused on grace....God's grace. We all need grace in our lives and so many of us have suffered abuse at the hands of others and this book can bring healing to those readers as well. For quilting and painting lovers and enthusiasts, read and see how these two crafts are celebrated among the Amish. Will painting as an art be allowed for Seth and Abel? Grace would certainly say yes, wouldn't it?
I received a free ecopy of this book from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:'
Kelly Long is the author of Sarah's Garden, the first novel in the Patch of Heaven series. She was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. She’s been married for nearly 25 years and has five children.