Letters to Katie, Middlefield Family Series #3 -eBook
A beautiful romance filled with Godly principle.
Have you ever had a time when you thought you knew exactly how things were going to play out in your lifeÃ¢ÂÂbut things didnÃ¢ÂÂt go according to your plan? Has serious illness ever changed your perspective on things? Have you ever found your answers in the most unexpected places? Then you will enjoy Letters to Katie.
Katherine had thought since childhood that Johnny Mullet would learn to love herÃ¢ÂÂbut what about this handsome Isaac who has his eye on her? Johnny buys an old run down horse farm that he plans to fix up, but how will he do it without an interested investor? Katherine is sure sheÃ¢ÂÂs found an entrance into JohnnyÃ¢ÂÂs heart--but what happens when company shows up? Johnny finds the perfect time to tell Katherine what is on his mind, but what impact will her serious illness have on his plan?
Too often, we try to figure it all out for ourselves. We plan, and we scheme, and we dream without regard for GodÃ¢ÂÂs plan for our lives. Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂve always put you first in my life, in my thoughts, in my heart. ItÃ¢ÂÂs time for me to do that with God.Ã¢ÂÂ (page 259) One of my favorite verses says it bestÃ¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂFor I know the plans I have for you,Ã¢ÂÂ declares the Lord, Ã¢ÂÂplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.Ã¢ÂÂ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV. God has a plan for our lives, and it is always in our best interest. God is on your side! A life partner, a business venture, making a large purchase, a jobÃ¢ÂÂGod has a planÃ¢ÂÂbut are we willing to pray and search out what His will is before jumping into our own plans? When we give it to God, and we let Him lead us to our decisions, sometimes He gives us the very thing we wanted all along. It is just in His timing and His way rather than our own. Sometimes it is remembering who we are in Christ that teaches us how to move forward in our own lives. Kathleen Fuller does a stellar job of unfolding this truth within the story. The story is so believable and real, that it draws you in, revealing a storyline that plays out this scriptural concept in a simple, yet profound way. This story is filled with beautiful romance, unexpected suspense, a little bit of attitude, and Godly truth.
This story is set in the heart of Middlefield, OhioÃ¢ÂÂs Amish community.
November 29, 2013
Letters to Kate
Everything changed between them the first time he called her Katie.
Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since they were children, but he never actively returned her affections. Like so many things in their world, he assumes Katherine will always be there. Once his horse farm is a success, then he will court her in earnest.
For several weeks, Katherine has been plagued by severe headaches and dizziness. While resting at home, Johnny unexpectedly visits, but when dizziness strikes, she loses consciousness. She awakens hours later in a hospital bed, unable to remember how she got there. Seeing Katherine injured and vulnerable stirs something in Johnny, and his guilt compels him to spend time with her while she heals. Soon his heart begins to stir with questions: Does she even remember why he'd come to her house that day? As Katherine struggles to recall recent memories of Johnny, a surprise visitor arrives in her already unsteady worldÃ¢ÂÂa man named Isaac who claims they had been writing letters to each other, even considering marriage, before her illness.
Did like the fact that this story was unpredictable. Katie fawns over a man who has never returned her affections. Then, when he does, it seems it might be too late. I enjoyed the fact that Katie turns to God instead of pining away after different men.
July 10, 2013
Letters To Katie
Katherine Yoder fell love with Johnny Mullet when he gave her a push on a tire swing & brushed a leaf off of her shoulder. When she is grown she still feels love for him but he never seemed to notice her. When she becomes ill and forgets about three weeks of time (during which time Johnny had hurt her without meaning too). The doctor says she may never remember that time. Then she receives letters from another young man that she doesn't remember at all. Since he's from another town no one knows who he is and who the letters are from. Katie learns to lean on God and trust him to guide her. She refuses to see or talk to Johnny for awhile but then he sends her a letter. Can't tell you anymore or I would ruin the book. I started this book on the morning of July 4th and finished it about lunch time on July 5th. We had the cookout and family at our house on the 4th so didn't get to finish this delightful book the same day.
This is the third in a series and there is some updates from the characters in the other two books. You can read this as a stand alone but I do recommend the other two as well. Kathleen Fuller is a well written author, her characters come alive and she shows how each grows through their faith, the help of families and friends. I think you will truly enjoy this book.
July 5, 2013
Well woven Amish story
Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller is a modern Amish fiction story entwining several main characters through the development of the story. From an English Grandmother, Cora, coming to grips with her illness and her grandson, SawyerÃ¢ÂÂs, choice to join the Amish church to two lovers, Katie and Johnny, who canÃ¢ÂÂt seem to find the right time to admit their feelings for each other to name just a few, the varied storylines weave together to make an intriguing page-turner.
This was an easy read for me. The development of the characters made it easy to sympathize with the characters. My heartstrings were tugged more than once. Anyone who enjoys Amish storylines would be able to appreciate Letters to Katie.
I found that a few times, Kathleen Fuller told me rather than showed me, but overall, it was a well woven piece knowing just when to end one storyline and pick up another.
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May 18, 2013