A Man of His Word, Hearts of Middlefield Series #1
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Moriah finds herself alone and unsure where to turn. She's reticent about trusting her heart to anyone. What Moriah doesn't know is that Levi's twin, Gabriel, has loved her for years, but has kept this to himself. Gabriel is a man of his word--and a man of God's word. After another unexpected tragedy, Moriah must learn to unguard her heart and accept his love so she can be made whole again.
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Hearts of Middlefield
Moriah's heart will only be safe with a man of his word.
In just a few short months, Moriah Millers perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. Hes left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young womans aid.
But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy for Moriah. Gabriel MillerLevi's twinlongs for an intimate commitment that might someday bind them to one another. Convinced of the impossibility of his dream, Gabriel settles for a mere friendship with the woman he loves.
Moriah bravely goes on with her life, adjusting to her new role in their tight-knit Amish community and preparing for the birth of her child. She is unaware that her brief marriageonce idealized as the happiest time of her lifemay have been merely a shadow of the kind of love God has created for her. A love that can mend the soul, renew her heart, and give her a future filled with hope . . . if she'll only let it.
Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at www.kathleenfuller.com, Twitter: @TheKatJam, and Facebook: Kathleen Fuller.
christianfictionbookwormjonesborough,tnAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Can't wait to read the rest of the series!January 6, 2012christianfictionbookwormjonesborough,tnAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found it to be a very interesting book. I love reading about the Amish.
Delia Latham4 Stars Out Of 5A touching Amish taleDecember 16, 2010Delia LathamQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Moriah Byler can't imagine her happiness being any more complete than the day she marries Levi Miller. She's known him and his twin brother, Gabriel, since the three of them were children. While she rejoices in the love that has grown between herself and Levi, she wonders what has caused the distance between his brother and her. Gabe is more serious, far less carefree than Levi, but this rift in their once-comfortable relationship is more than Gabe's quieter persona.
As is the Amish way, she immerses herself in being a gut wife, and making a home for her husband. It is a crushing blow when, four months into their marriage, Levi leaves her, his family, and his faith.
Moriah is pregnant and alone. According to Amish tradition, she can never marry again as long as her husband is alive. She moves back into her parent's home, not wanting to be a burden to Levi's family.
When Levi dies following a horrible car accident, Moriah's pain intensifies. Her only comfort comes from knowing he made things right with God and his father, John, before he died. John tells her Levi confided in him that he planned to return to the Amish community, and to Moriah and his unborn child. Now that will never happen.
A surprise visit from a stranger reveals a secret Gabriel had kept from Moriah, in an attempt to protect her from further pain. Levi hadn't simply left her and his faith to go his own way_he'd been having an affair with a non-Amish woman. Moriah's very foundations are shaken, and she directs her anger at Gabe for hiding the truth from her.
Gabe, however, is determined to win her heartÃ¢â¬ânot only because his brother made him promise to take care of her, but because he loves her. Always has. And having lost her once to his own brother, he has no intention of losing her again. But he's in for a battle. Moriah has determined never to give her heart again. And certainly not to Levi's brother.
Only God can change her pain-hardened heart and open her eyes to the love that's been right there all along. But can Moriah let go of old hurts and welcome a love far truer than anything her late husband was capable of giving?
I always enjoy Amish romances, and A Man of His Word was no exception. Kathleen Fuller writes with humor and passion. Aside from Moriah and Gabe's story, a wonderful cast of secondary characters adds interest and depth to the storyline. A sub-plot involving Moriah's younger brother is an enchanting and fun addition. Well-written, packed with interesting details about the Amish and their lifestyle, this is an enjoyable, satisfying read. I definitely recommend A Man of His Word.
Thalia Shead5 Stars Out Of 5April 22, 2010Thalia SheadI loved this book. I have been reading many Amish books lately and this one was great. Hope she writes another one in th is series.
Diana Yard5 Stars Out Of 5April 19, 2010Diana YardMoriah is heartbroken after Levi leaves her, but with the help of her family and Gabe she learns to trust again and is able to forgive Levi and able to move on with her new life.
Jennifer taber5 Stars Out Of 5April 13, 2010Jennifer taberI love this book! I couldnt put it down!! I enjoyed how Kathleen Fuller brings the book alive.