Listening to Love - eBookBeth WisemanZondervan / 2019 / ePub$8.994.5 out of 5 stars for Listening to Love - eBook. View reviews of this product. 18 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW99518EB
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MaryAnnORAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Thought-provoking TaleJune 18, 2020MaryAnnORAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This compelling story addresses many issues: including learning to know yourself better, relationships with those who differ from you, judging, taking advantage of others, compromising, being open to change, trusting, and love in families and between a woman and a man. Natalie Collins enjoy her conservative Amish friends but could never imagine herself living like they do. Among her close Amish friends is Lucas Shetler, who has helped her grow in her relationship with God. The two also love books and often meet at the library. The realistic characters and the complex story line with its challenges and surprises offer an enjoyable read. This is the second book in a series, but it can stand alone too. I received a copy from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome!June 2, 2020KavRCanadaGender: femaleWhat a stunning story! I was all tears and laughter and tearing my hair out in frustration by turns throughout the read. Wiseman caught my attention with the book blurb and I was a goner once I started reading...with dread and anticipation. Because this Amish and Englisch pairing just can't work. Can it?
Both Natalie and Lucas are committed to their lifestyles. They're great friends but they know they could never be anything more. But then the people around them start to voice concerns which, ironically, turns their focus onto the possibility of there actually being something more between them. Which is ridiculous, right? For so many reasons. Their story made me so anxious! I couldn't see a way through for it to work out without one of them losing themselves in the process. Gah! Beware -- romantical tenterhooks abound!
And I loved the secondary plot that Wiseman weaves throughout, as she gives both Amish and Englisch mothers their own points of view. Both are opposed to a relationship developing between their son and daughter. Meddling mamas in stereo! lol
There's such a powerful inspirational thread embedded in the lives of all these characters. And I'm ecstatic over the way Wiseman used a classic Christian fiction novel as a catalyst for change in Lucas and Natalie's lives. That was such a fun discovery -- a bookish treasure hidden in a book! Very clever. And moving.
A soul-satisfying, basking-in-the-after-reading-glow kind of novel that stays with a reader long after she reaches 'The End.'
Amish noel5 Stars Out Of 5Listening to LoveApril 6, 2020Amish noelQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amazing book, lov
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Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This Story Was Really Good!January 28, 2020Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed reading Listening to Love. I ended up reading it much faster than I expected to! It is the second book of the series, yet can be enjoyed on its own if you haven't read book one, Hearts in Harmony. I enjoyed book one in the series, and it was fun to catch up with the main characters from that book, but I liked LIstening to Love even more.
The premise of two people from different worlds, Amish and Englisch, falling in love and having trouble sorting out how they could ever have a life together is an intriguing concept and I have read other boks with this plot that I have enjoyed. Yet, Listening to Love had some very unique twists on this plot and some other situations going on th the story that made for a tale that stood out as special to me. If you enjoy Amish novels, I highly recommend this one.
Dwina Willis3 Stars Out Of 5Amish FictionDecember 4, 2019Dwina WillisListening to Love is vintage Beth Wiseman. Natalie's best friends, Mary, Levi, & Lucas, are Amish. She goes to Mary & Levi's house every Friday night for supper. Lucas, Levi's brother, is also there. Family and friends see the relationship between Natalie & Lucas growing into more than friendship, but that cannot be since Natalie is Englisch. Lucas is teaching Natalie more about God, and thinks that God has put them together "for a season" so he can bring Natalie closer to God. But when Natalie is injured by a horse, they can no longer deny their feelings have grown into love. How do they resolve their different life styles? This is a sweet story.
I received this book to review via The Fiction Guild.