Wednesday, September 9, 2015

5-Star Review of "The Gift"

Review of The Gift (Prairie State Friends, Book 2)

by Wanda Brunstetter

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Follow the heart-wrenching story of Adam Beachy, whose mother walked out on him and his family—and away from the Amish faith. Now he balks at the idea of ever marrying and having a family of his own. But when tragedy strikes, Adam is suddenly a father figure to his three nieces and finds himself needing a wife. Despite their differences over her practice of reflexology, Leah Mast seems the best option to fill that role. Can they make it work in a modern-day marriage of convenience?

MY REVIEW:  Leah has a gift from God that she takes great pleasure in using to help others in the community.  But her neighbor who is now her new employer does not approve of it or believe in its effectiveness.   Leah works for Adam as she cares for the three nieces he is now raising alone.   She and Adam become quite close but will the differences from his past create problems for their future?   He is looking for a mother for the three precious nieces and he needs a mother for them now!    The girls have grown attached to Leah.  Will she agree to marry a man without love?    Will love grow between them?    
         The secrets from Adam's past come to haunt them as Leah finds a special patient for her reflexology.    But will this secret come between Adam and Leah?   Or will this newfound secret bring them together?   
         This book is definitely filled with surprises.   I had read book one so it was really wonderful to see the story continue.  The characters are lovable and real.    They could be my own next door neighbors and in fact, I would quite enjoy it if they were my own neighbors.    
         I rated this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.   Wanda Brunstetter's followers will be certain to fall in love with this book.    
         I received a print copy of this book from the publisher and a pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: www.WandaBrunstetter.com

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