Leslie GouldBethany House / 2019 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$9.294.5 out of 5 stars for A Faithful Gathering #3. View reviews of this product. 22 Reviews
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cristi6West Branch, MIAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Amish & WWIIJuly 18, 2019cristi6West Branch, MIAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Once I got into this book I was unable to put it down. This is also one of my favorite genre to read. Leslie Gould has a flair of putting a current story along with a historical story all put in one. This made it very interesting, but at the same time, I had to keep alert, as I had to know which era I was in.
This is about Leisel, an aspiring nurse, and her Aenti Suz telling the story of her Grandfather Joe back during WWII. There are many trials in this book. Leisel's boyfriend, who also is a nurse, decides to go into the Air Force. She is definitely against this. Then she meets her sister's surgeon, whom she begins to date. Which man will she choose? Will she go on being single? You will have to read the book to find out!
A Faithful Gathering became available for sale February 5, 2019.
I received a complimentary ebook from NetGalley for this review.
vics495484 Stars Out Of 5Good book!June 1, 2019vics49548Quality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I thoroughly enjoyed this book by author Leslie Gould. Not a typical Amish story it is still a compelling novel that is book three in The sisters of Lancaster County, I read it as a stand alone as I haven't read the first two books in the series. I had no trouble following what was going on.
The characters were well developed, life wasn't all peaches and cream, and God was faithful. Even when questioning why things were happening, the main characters had strong faith during struggles while trying to stay true to who God made them to be.
Sweet and clean, I highly recommend it.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable ConclusionMay 25, 2019Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Leslie Gould finishes her Sisters of Lancaster County series with another enjoyable story in A Faithful Gathering.
As in the previous books, the story highlights one of the Bachmann sisters but also involves details of other family members. The present-day decisions that must be made are impacted by the ongoing story of Bachmann relatives from generations past. The lives of characters from both time periods provide an engaging story filled with complex details.
I highly recommend this book, as well as the entire series, to fans of great Amish fiction. The story could work as a stand alone but is more enjoyably read as a series conclusion
Thanks to the author and her publisher for providing a copy of A Faithful Gathering. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.
The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A story that will touch your heartMay 24, 2019The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5A Faithful Gathering is a compelling novel. While A Faithful Gathering can be read alone, I suggest you read the books in The Sisters of Lancaster County series in order. It will help you to understand the family dynamics. I thought A Faithful Gathering was well-written with relatable, yet complex characters and set in beautiful Lancaster County. We get Leisel's story in A Faithful Gathering. She is on the cusp of fulfilling her dreams when her sister, Marie is diagnosed with cancer. When a series of events leave Leisel feeling discouraged and doubting her choices, her aunt shares the story of Leisel's grandfather, Joe Bachmann. Joe's draft number comes up in 1944 and, as a conscientious objector, enlisted in CPS (Civilian Public Service). It was interesting to learn about CPS plus AFS (American Field Service). I was not aware of these two divisions previously. The historical elements were beautifully incorporated into the story. I liked how the past and present flowed together. We see how fear comes in many different forms and it can hinder (even cripple) an individual. Prayer, faith and listening to God's guidance are Christian elements in the story. We must pray to God for Him to lead us down the right path. If you have faith, you know God will provide. The Sisters of Lancaster County has a heartwarming ending. One of my favorite sayings in the book relates back to a woman who has one thing after another go wrong in her life and she believes God is punishing her. The phrase is "sometimes we're tested, but that doesn't mean we've done anything wrong". We must remember that God will not give us more than we can handle. Leisel was being tested in A Faithful Gathering. It was nice to see Leisel develop as an individual and in her faith. A Faithful Gathering is clean, Christian novel with realistic characters and situations that will touch your heart.
Sarah OSouth DakotaAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Finding purpose when nothing else seems rightApril 13, 2019Sarah OSouth DakotaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really loved Aenti Suz hands down she was my favorite character in the book. I would say this book is geared toward young adults. I would say the characters still had a lot of learning to do and the author used the situations through out the book mature them for sure. I really enjoyed the story of LT. Shaw and Joe, when the story would move away from them the author had away of keeping your attention and leave you wanting more to find out what was going to happen next.
While I did find Leisel a little immature some times I also found that what she was facing was forcing her to grow up and evaluate her life and her choice. This book is from a first person point of view Over all this book is a good clean read and suitable for all ages. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion