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A seasoned riverboat captain, Victor Petersheim has seen his share of trials. He left the Amish after the death of his parents and siblings in a house fire for which he still feels responsible. Now, after year of working on the Mississippi River, he returns home to claim the farm that he inherited from his grandparents--and, hopefully to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts that he left in his wake.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Amish of Jamesport
dianaFlowW Columbia, SCAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Wunderbaar Love Story! (4.5 stars)February 26, 2016dianaFlowW Columbia, SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I found my first book by Laura V. Hilton a beautifully romantic, angst-filled read. However, there were many short 2-3 word sentences that kept the story from flowing smoothly and gave it a choppy feeling. But in spite of that the storyline was intriguing and the conclusion satisfying. A wunderbaar love story that was very hard to put down!
MrsTinaFrederick, MDAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Snow Globe by Laura V HiltonNovember 26, 2014MrsTinaFrederick, MDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Snow Globe, book 1 of The Amish of Jamestown***** by Laura V. Hilton
Esther Beachy enjoys working for Anna and Reuben Petersheim. But she is not looking forward to the return of their grandson, Viktor, in a few weeks. She wonders if he has changed since he's been gone.
Viktor has been working on a riverboat on the Mississippi river for years, trying to forget the past. On his return to his grandparents farm he is surprised to find Esther...a grown-up Esther...staying there to care for his grandmother. Viktor and Esther are drawn to each other, but Esther already has a boyfriendHenry Beiler. Who will she choose, Viktor or Henry? What path does God have for them to take?
There is a lot more to the story, but I do not want to give anything away. I really enjoyed this book. I like the way Laura Hilton weaves a story with characters that capture your heart. I found myself rooting for Esther and Viktor to overcome the challenges they faced. Really did not like Henry much. If Esther chooses Henry she would have a very different life than if she chooses Viktor. Past tragedies impact Viktor's life and future decisions. Can he forgive himself for something he feels responsible for?
~~I won a copy of this book from Goodreads for my honest review~~
momtojandz5 Stars Out Of 5Snow GlobeNovember 21, 2014momtojandzQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a wonderful book that will get you at the first page. This is the first book I read from Laura V. Hilton and was totally surprised at how wonderful this book is written. You will not be disappointed.
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5awesome bookNovember 15, 2014Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a very different Amish work of fiction and I love it! Laura V. Hilton has written a beautiful story of love, forgiveness. abuse, death, and mercy. Esther and Viktor are two of the most likable characters. I fell in love with them immediately and was rooting for them to fall in love and marry, but life has not that simple for the two young people. They have a long road to travel and Henry is already engaged to Esther and is not willing to give her up. Henry was a character that I quickly developed a distaste for. I expected a Christmas story based on the title, but it wasn't and I was pleasantly surprised by the way the story got its title as well. I rate this 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Nancee5 Stars Out Of 5A poignant story of forbidden love!November 10, 2014NanceeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Esther is pledged to a family-arranged, loveless future, and her destiny appears troubling. Caregiver to an elderly Amish couple, Esther discovers what truly makes a relationship happy and strong. Reuben and Anna Petersheim share a love-filled marriage that Esther dreams about and desires for her own life. The return of Viktor, the Petersheim's errant grandson could be her undoing.
Laura V. Hilton creates real-life drama and passion in her characters that strongly connect the reader to her stories. Her research and knowledge of the Amish lifestyle is a strong point in developing creative yet believable situations that coincide with Amish customs and beliefs. In "The Snow Globe" Esther's relationship with her intended is not a love story, only an obligation. When Viktor is introduced into the story a strong attraction forms between the two, and love becomes the theme. As the main characters face opposition and insurmountable obstacles that stand in the way of a shared life, their love for one another only escalates. Prayer and strong faith are powerful attributes that run throughout this story. The first book in The Amish of Jamesport series starts this series off with an explosive relationship that will take your breath away. I became so attached to the characters in this book that I ached for them when troubles came their way. Pick up a copy of this book and enjoy a roller coaster ride of "verboten" love!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Whitaker House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.