Saturday, August 8, 2015
5-Star Review of "A Promise of Grace"
(Seasons in Pinecraft #3)
by Lynette Sowell
Rochelle Keim has lived in Pinecraft for almost twenty years among her Mennonite brethren and the Amish of Sarasota. Unlike the snowbirds who visit Pinecraft from the north, Rochelle is a year-round resident of the unique Plain community. She's quiet, content, and keenly adept at keeping her past firmly tucked away. Feeling unsettled as she nears her fortieth birthday, she decides to return to nursing school, a dream she gave up long ago during a painful time she dares not remember. Her past decides to make itself present when Silas Fry, Rochelle's former love, moves to Pinecraft. Silas spent the past two decades working as a missionary pilot, but that all changed with the sudden loss of his wife, Belinda Rochelle's childhood best friend. Now both Rochelle and Silas are on a collision course with their past, and the reunited couple must decide if they're trying to resurrect a dead romance, or if the two very different people whose paths have crossed can make a new life together.
MY REVIEW: Whew! I've been to Florida several times but only in the summer and the heat and humidity were awful! I vowed that I would never want to live in Florida but reading about the quaint little Amish community in Pinecraft has actually made me rethink that .....I definitely would love to visit there in winter at any rate! Rochelle and Silas make Florida sound glamourous to me. Even though they have been apart for almost twenty years, the love they once shared seems to still exist in their hearts. Grief tore them apart many years ago but can they rekindle the fire that once flamed in their hearts? Did the love ever die to begin with?
This is a wonderful story and while it is the third in a series, readers will be able to follow and understand the story even if the other two books have not been read. But having read the entire series, I really enjoy seeing the delightful characters again and learning more about their lives. This book is about second chances and grace offered freely.
I rate this 5 stars and highly recommend it to lovers of Amish and Christian fiction.
I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Lynette Sowell is an award-winning author with New England roots, but she makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas Hill Country with her husband and a herd of five cats. When she’s not writing, she edits medical reports and chases down stories for the local newspaper.