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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Amish Of Seymour
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Kathleen5 Stars Out Of 5Secrets, Insecurities, and CourageJuly 19, 2015KathleenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I fell in love with both Becky and Jacob within the first few pages of this story. Author Laura V. Hilton brings her characters to life with all its complexities. Becky carries the burden of her failure every moment of every day. She has knelt and confessed, but without real forgiveness from the community. As a result, she is bowed but not quite broken. I cheered for her when her back straightened and she stood up for herself.
Jacob was responsible for some of that courage as he challenged her to enjoy life again. Of course, his own problems interfere with his quest to bring a light to Beckys eyes, with secrets and insecurity blocking their back-and-forth dance toward true love.
This story held me captive, and I thoroughly enjoyed my little visit with the Amish of Seymour. I look forward to reading the rest of this series. Patchwork Dreams earns five stars.
judyGrass Valley CAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Fun readNovember 26, 2012judyGrass Valley CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a good book to sit and read on an afternoon to relax. It has a good story line and draws you into the family.
WISHJeopardyAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5November 21, 2012WISHJeopardyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleValue: 5Meets Expectations: 5Good story line and remembers that it is a Christian book.
Beverly FincherAkron, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great story lineMarch 9, 2012Beverly FincherAkron, OhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this book very much as I do all of this author's books
Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Don't Let This Book Pass You By!January 1, 2012Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Becky Troyer faces a life of raising her child alone without a husband. Who would want her after the mistake she made during her rumschpringe? She is an outcast in her own community. People talk and snicker about her behind her back.
Jacob Miller arrives at the Troyer farm sent there by his father. Jacob is there with the understanding that he is to help Cousin Daniel with chores for the summer. Jacob soon learns that his father wasn't truthful with him and he was sent away to separate him from his girlfriend Susie.
What starts out as a friendship between Jacob and Becky soon becomes apparent that they are drawn toward one other.
Jacob has hopes of courting Becky but will she agree to courting him?
Becky does not want to be hurt again after what happened to her during rumschpringe. What man would ever be interested in her?
Will Becky learn to accept God's forgiveness and forgive herself for what she has done?
Will Jacob give up trying to win Becky's heart?
I'm happy that the author Laura V. Hilton addresses the issue of a young Amish girl pregnant and unwed. I think at times we tend to idolize the Amish way of living. They struggle with the same issues that we do.
It was refreshing that the author gave Becky such supportive parents. God's love shines through the way this situation was handled.
This book drew me in from page one all the way to the end. I did not want to put this book down and read it every spare moment that I had. This is the first book I have read by this author. I am looking forward to reading A Harvest of Hearts, the second book in this series.
Located in: Arkansas
Submitted: February 09, 2011
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a pastor's wife, a homeschool mom of five children and I love reading.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? That God is the God of second chances. He loves us so much that He doesn't want us to wallow in our mistakes, but He wants to forgive us and shower us with undeserved love.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I think what hit me most was when I realized that God isn't going to withhold love from us. It was such a wow moment when I wrote that.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I love reading Beverly Lewis, Susanne Fisher Woods, Mary Ellis, and other Amish authors - plus I have a wide variety of other favorites in other genres. Like Susan Mae Warren's suspense, and Kristin Billerbeck's chicklits, and Tricia Goyer's WWII stories, I could go on and on.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy Patchwork Dreams!