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Kelly IrvinZondervan / 2018 / ePubOur Price$9.495 out of 5 stars for Beneath the Summer Sun - eBook. View reviews of this product. 23 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW91226EB
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Laurel5 Stars Out Of 5Surprisingly complex and deeply enjoyableJanuary 15, 2021LaurelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beneath the Summer Sun by Kelly Irvin was a surprisingly deep and very engaging continuation of the Every Amish Season series. I appreciated that it covered a very complex and serious topic with great respect, and that the characters were not the typical characters found in Amish fiction. They all are complex and real. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the other two books in the series.
Laurel5 Stars Out Of 5Difficult topic, excellent approach.January 6, 2021LaurelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed this book and its approach to a hard topic. I also liked that the heroine was not your typical young Amish woman, as is often seen in these books; rather, she is a mother of 7 children dealing with some extraordinary circumstances and internal struggles. The struggles of the two male protagonists are similarly engaging and relatable. All in all, a really good story told in an interesting and honest way.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great story about overcoming an abusive pastAugust 14, 2018wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As with all of Kelly's other books I've read this was a very good read. She pulls you into the world of abusive that can happen in Amish communities just as it does in the English ones, the struggle to 'not' blame yourself for everything that happens to you and finding the strength and faith to move on with your life and let yourself be happy again. I am really enjoying this series and would suggest that you read the books in order. Now onto the third book "Through the Autumn Air", can't wait!!
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Tear inducingMay 30, 2018Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Pain and secrets abound in this book. Kelly Irvin addresses a serious issue in this book and she does it with sensitivity. The pain and secrets are effecting Jennie and her son, as well as Nathan and Paul. Differences in faith make the possibility of a relationship between Nathan and Jennie difficult, if not impossible. Jennie is raising her children on her own and the Amish encourage widows to remarry. Jennie needs someone to help her and to care for her, but will she be able to let go and trust that God has a plan for her.
This book is one that will hold the reader's attention. I couldn't help but shed tears as I read. I wanted to help Jennie so badly. But only she can make the decision to follow her heart.
I am rating this book 5 ***** stars and highly recommend it to readers.
I received a digital copy of this book from netgalley and Zondervan Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5very movingApril 19, 2018tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Even the Amish have real problems, family issues, secrets. This story dealt with a very serious issue that is often hidden from others. Jennie is an Amish widow with seven children. She had been physically and emotionally abused by her deceased husband Atlee, who also harshly abused their children. She felt guilty for feeling relieved that he died. Because he treated her well before they married and changed right after, she has a hard time trusting any man. But with so many children to care for she also struggles with finances. Trusting God to lead her in His will for her life is very difficult. She finds two men vying for her attention but is untrusting of either.
The characters were so real to me. I hurt for Jennie as she recalled some of her interactions with Atlee. I cried more, rejoiced some, held my breath a time or two, and almost found myself praying for her. Now that's a great portrayal of a character! Follow along with Jennie and her story to see what her future holds and where God leads her. I'm sure it will draw you in as it did me.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher through the Fiction Guild but was not required to write a review.