The Love Letters  -     By: Beverly Lewis
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Bethany House / 2015 / Paperback

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Though from the Beachy Amish herself, Marlena meets Ellie Bitner, an Old Order Amish mother who offers quilting and needlepoint classes. They soon form a bond, and Marlena is drawn into the circle of Ellie's family. Ellie's handsome cousin seems rather taken with Marlena, but after her recent breakup, she is cautious where her feelings are concerned.

But things begin to change when Ellie's young son Jacob discovers an older homeless man camped out in the nearby abandoned mill. Suffering from some cognitive disorder, the man has few prospects and fewer possessions--among them a small clutch of letters apparently from his own courting days. Could these letters be the key to the old man's identity? And can they bring healing and hope to Marlena and Ellie as well?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 076421246X
ISBN-13: 9780764212468
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Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger.
No more than a couple weeks, surely.




Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.

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Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

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  1. Greer, SC
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Love Letters
    March 5, 2015
    Melissa
    Greer, SC
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Book description: "Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered."

    My review: This is another great book by Beverly Lewis! The title of the book is so appropriate. Mrs. Lewis has woven different "love letters" throughout the story. Although the book is mainly about Marlena Wenger, there are other characters with their stories intertwined with Marlena's. With those characters come some very weighty issues, but Mrs. Lewis did a wonderful job handling these delicate topics! Marlena is a wonderful character, who sacrifices a lot to do what is right. She is a marvelous example of placing others needs ahead of your own and gives the reader much to contemplate. Loving all the characters as well as the story, I know fans of Beverly Lewis will not be disappointed with "The Love Letters". I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
  2. Madison Heights VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best book ever!
    March 1, 2015
    Rhonda Nash-hall
    Madison Heights VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Death, dementia, special needs' children, faith and differences in religious practices and expression....these are all some weighty issues and Beverly Lewis tackles all of them in this book. Marlena and her family and friends stole my heart as I read this book. I could relate to Marlena's falling in love with her sister's precious baby, Angela. Marlena sacrifices for many people in her life and never complains or argues. She willingly goes along with ministering to others as she feels God's direction. I definitely could take some lessons from this loyal and dutiful young woman. She stirred my heart and gave me many things to consider and ponder.

    I honestly felt that this book was one of Beverly's best ever. I appreciated the tender and sensitive way that she dealt with some very touchy issues. I taught special needs' preschoolers for many years and learned so many things from the precious children just as Jake taught so much to those around him as he helped the elderly homeless man. I wished that I could attend the quilting and embroidery classes along with Ellie and her students. It sounded like such fun and I would love to have someone show me how to quilt as I am learning but have to teach myself.

    I rate this exceptional book 5 stars and would love to hear readers' thoughts after they have read it.

    I received a pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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