1. Gladden the Heart #5
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    Gladden the Heart #5
    Olivia Newport
    Shiloh Run Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 80% ($12.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 63 Reviews
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  1. Madison Heights VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    fresh plot
    October 23, 2017
    Rhonda Nash-hall
    Madison Heights VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MY REVIEW: This book is exciting and fresh! I have many, many Amish novels and the plots are usually very similar. Gladden the Heart presents a situation that I do not ever recall seeing in any of the works of Amish fiction that I've read. Noah is not a preacher, but begins preaching while in trances and his wife seeks to keep him safe during these times. The community is divided over this unusual thing and Adam is against it, while his girlfriend, Susanna, approves of Noah's preaching and helps her aunt to ensure his safety when he is in a trance. I have never personally heard of someone who receives the Holy Spirit and is gifted with this amazing ability to preach the Word.

    Noah and Adam both fear that their differences will keep them from marrying, but maybe they will work things out. They could also split over their differences.

    Readers will anxiously read ahead to see what happens for Noah, Adam, and Susanna. I highly recommend this book to others.

    I am giving this book a 5-star rating.

    I received an ebook of this selection from netgalley and Shiloh Run Press in exchange

    for an honest review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    ANOTHER FABULOUS AMISH BOOK - MEETS AND EXCEEDS MY EXPECTATIONS!!
    September 13, 2017
    JudyF
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It can be a stand alone novel. I actually had trouble putting this book down!! This story is about the Amish but when a methodist revival tent shows up near the Amish territory, it attracts several Amish people to satisfy their curiosity of what's going on. Being against their beliefs, it raises a lot of concern among the Amish community to a point that several families have left their homes and gone to an Amish Community in Indiana so as to remove themselves from the methodist people who they figure were trying to persuade their youngsters away from their faith.

    A prominent Amish man in their community who is normally rather shy and reserved starts preaching his own sermon loudly and boisterous everyday attracting curiosity seekers, both Amish and other church goers. This same reserved Amish man is unaware that he is preaching at all and might preach for hours while standing in front of the window of his living room. The Amish Bishop gets wind of this new "preacher" from his own community who is preaching in ways other than their custom. The Amish people don't believe that the "preacher" is unaware of what is happening and turn against him feeling that he is faking everything.

    All of these happenings bring chaos to the families in their community. During these times, families and love have their own struggles to deal with because of the close relationship with the "preacher" and his mishaps.

    Watch what happens in this novel and their struggles. Will they come together in time of need? Will love abound?
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Different Kind of Story
    August 7, 2017
    A Farley
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Not your typical Amish fiction. Before reading this novel I had never heard of sleeping preachers. Olivia brought this piece of little known history to light while weaving in characters both Amish and English, tent revivals, and personally experiencing God. Susanna and Adam's love are tested throughout the story. Like any true love they need to see what is in the others heart.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
  4. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    JESUS gladdens my heart
    July 29, 2017
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for Gladden the Heart - eBook.
    Gladden the Heart is about religious freedoms, religious tolerance, choosing of paths(although there is only one GOD, we all Christians and Amish alike pray to), fierce friendship. You have two people in love Susanna and Adam both follow the Amish faith until one day something happens - her cousin goes into trances and preaches the Gospel now is that for real or not? that is what Susanna has to figure out - be loyal to family or faith? She takes care of her cousin while he is in these HOLY SPIRIT trances and preaches while in these trances - Adam needs to either help Susanna, be patient and supportive ,or lose her - guess which one he does? GOD's hand is running throughout the book and that is the most important thing - Amen ya'll? Are the revivals for real? The book believes in the one and only way to Heaven and that is through the son JESUS CHRIST. Other things like electricity etc are believed to be used - differently. GOD Bless Ms. Newport who wrote such a wonderful book - thank you -The story you had to tell - I enjoyed it so very much and you got me to become so involved in the lives of ALL the characters. I enjoyed each and every single word. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my very own.
  5. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    JESUS gladdens my heart
    July 29, 2017
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Gladden the Heart is about religious freedoms, religious tolerance, choosing of paths(although there is only one GOD, we all Christians and Amish alike pray to), fierce friendship. You have two people in love Susanna and Adam both follow the Amish faith until one day something happens - her cousin goes into trances and preaches the Gospel now is that for real or not? that is what Susanna has to figure out - be loyal to family or faith? She takes care of her cousin while he is in these HOLY SPIRIT trances and preaches while in these trances - Adam needs to either help Susanna, be patient and supportive ,or lose her - guess which one he does? GOD's hand is running throughout the book and that is the most important thing - Amen ya'll? Are the revivals for real? The book believes in the one and only way to Heaven and that is through the son JESUS CHRIST. Other things like electricity etc are believed to be used - differently. GOD Bless Ms. Newport who wrote such a wonderful book - thank you -The story you had to tell - I enjoyed it so very much and you got me to become so involved in the lives of ALL the characters. I enjoyed each and every single word. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my very own.
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