Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 star review for "An Amish Man of Ice Mountain"

Review of An Amish Man of Ice Mountain

by Kelly Long

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Joseph King has good reasons to work an oil rig far from his beloved Ice Mountain . . . and to mind his own business. He hopes to protect his younger brother Edward from worldly influences. And maybe he can finally forget how yielding to temptation forced him to leave home in disgrace. Still, no honorable Amish man would let Priscilla Allen and her four-year-old daughter remain homeless, living out of their car. And how can he not be drawn to the feisty waitress's bravery and hidden strength . . . 

Offering Priscilla a home on Ice Mountain as his wife-in-name-only gives her a place to start again. For Joseph, it's also an unexpected chance to regain his reputation and standing in the community. But Priscilla's warmth, caring, and determination to adjust to Amish society are renewing Joseph's long-buried hope. Now as his guilt and her wrenching secrets threaten the fragile trust growing between them, they will need the riskiest of miracles to put the past to rest--and fulfill a promise only love and renewed faith can bring.

MY REVIEW:  This is most definitely not your typical Amish fiction!   Kelly Long has written a book filled with passion and there are scenes of sexual expression.  I felt it was very tastefully written but want to disclose it as some readers may be surprised or even shocked.  This book also deals with some very heavy issues but I do not want to spoil the book for readers so I will let readers discover the issues for themselves.  Joseph is such an honest and caring young Amish man.   It is hard not to love the man.   Forgiveness and confession play a large part in the story.
       I have experienced some of the issues addressed in the book and it helped me to read this account.  The setting of Ice Mountain is so peaceful and beautiful.  I could picture it all as if I were actually there myself.  I wish I could go to a place like it to relax and reflect, taking along some special family members and friends who also need healing.  Ice Mountain is indeed a place of healing and peace for the characters.   The story is so compelling that I finished it in just two short evenings.   Readers will not be disappointed.  I am interested in seeing what other readers think of this unique book.   
      I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
      I received a free print copy of this book from the publisher and a pdf version from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

 About the Author:
Kelly Long

Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

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