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Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a husband-especially one so much younger than her. But handsome and smitten Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her and they marry to keep Grace's autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle. Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young husband's experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not destroyed her capacity for love.
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: A Patch of Heaven
Graces beauty almost cost her everything. This new start is all she has left.
When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her familys farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a quiet life in Pennsylvania.
As soon as she arrives, she captures the attention of Seth Wyse, the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek. Seth is candid about his feelings for her, and for her son Abel, but Grace is determined to protect her heart. Her determination falters when her brother-in-law reveals the troubling contents of her late husbands will.
Seth offers Grace his hand in marriage, and thus a means of escape. But despite his having saved her from another loveless marriage, Grace is slow to trust her new husband. And as the months wear on, Seth wonders if he has made a mistake. But God is quietly at work in their hearts, and Seth and Grace soon discover that threads of grace bind them together in a tapestry rich in hope and love.
Kelly Long is the author of the Patch of Heaven series and the historical Amish Arms of Love. She was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. Shes been married for twenty-six years and enjoys life with her husband, children, and Bichon.
CarrieVirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Stunning Amish Romance from Kelly Long!August 13, 2013CarrieVirginiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Loved this book by Kelly Long. Grace experienced an awful marriage. Now a widow she and her autistic son have resettled in another community. When her past catches up with her she ends up married to Seth. He's an amazing hero and protects her when catastrophe threatens. Kelly Long's characters have perseverance and hope "in spades," something that I love! I listened to this book on audio. There is an element in the story that I've never seen in Kelly Long's books and although it was somewhat distracting at times it did not diminish my appreciation for the overall story and characterization. Don't miss this story!
JudyMichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 31, 2013JudyMichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I haven't read it yet, but her books are always good!
weatherlover1U.P MiAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!July 25, 2013weatherlover1U.P MiAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I have so far really enjoyed this series and was looking forward to this book and I was not disappointed. I was a little surprised to see that the story-line included another marriage before love idea but it was very enjoyable.
What I liked: This book was well written and enjoyable. I liked how the touchy subject of spousal abuse was handled. I have read quite a few books dealing with this idea and this one is one of the best I have read. It just felt real. Grace had to deal with the pain of her past as well as fear for her future and I was cheering her on wanting her to find true love and happiness. Her son was also a great character even with his issues he was fun to read about and how he interacted and helped the story play out made this book great. I also liked Seth and how he had his own insecurities and how both Grace and her son helped him just as much as he helped them.
What I did not like: As much as I liked the book I did have a few issues with how fast they got together and how Seth seemed kind of pushy to get the relationship to progress. The part about the Will and the requirements felt a little unbelievable which is why my rating was a little lower.
Over all this was a very enjoyable book and I felt it wrapped up the series nicely. I highly recommend that you go back and read the first and second book before reading this one. I would definitely add this series to your reading list!
JPropstTimberville, VAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful story of love and how it can healJune 27, 2013JPropstTimberville, VAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved Seth and Grace's story of deep wounds and how love healed those wounds. Kelly Long does a wonderful job showing how spousal abuse causes deep wounds and how love and devotion can heal those wounds. I love the A Patch of Heaven series and I can wait for the next book to come out.
Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5God's Grace!March 28, 2013Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read all of Kelly Long's Amish fiction books. Threads of Grace grabbed me from page one and held me captive until the very last page. I read this book in one day and I can honestly tell you that I usually don't read a book that fast. I literally could NOT put this book down.
Seth, Grace, Abel captured my heart. I wanted things to work out for them so bad. Little Abel was a precious little boy that touched the very core of my being.
The author shows how God can take impossible situations and make them possible. Trust, Faith, Hope, Forgiveness can be seen through out the pages of this book. BUT, the most important lesson to be learned here is God's Grace. Without it we have nothing.
I hope that there will be another book in this series. In my heart the story isn't finished; there is so much to tell yet.
This book is definitely more than a 5 star book. I wish I could give it a 10! I hope if you are reading this review that you will pick up a copy of Threads of Grace. I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you Kelly Long for taking my heart through so many emotions.
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