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Linda Landreth5 Stars Out Of 5All kindsFebruary 29, 2012Linda LandrethQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There are all kinds of healings,...emotional, spiritual, physical, relational. Even in the Amish plain life with their acceptance of God's will for unexpected and harsh happenings. God is still the Victor!
SherrieBridgeton, NJAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wanda Brunstetter does it again!January 12, 2012SherrieBridgeton, NJAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Healing book #2 of the Kentucky Brothers Series was excellent. I have enjoyed this series very much and cannot wait for the next book to come out. The characters were interesting and the story kept moving. I never got bored reading this.
Barbara Maurer1 Stars Out Of 5The story becomes tedious.December 17, 2011Barbara MaurerQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Brunstetter's stories are sweet and gentle, but it's becoming hard to slog through all the tedium to find out how the story finally turns out. So much paper is spent reviewing former books to bring you up to date that the current story takes a back seat. The characters are sometimes frustrating because it seems the mothers are overbearing, people misunderstand each other, etc. And I'm surprised that the grammar in the book is not corrected by the editor -- not the people's speech, but wrong word usage. I will not be buying another Brunstetter book -- I've discovered if you've read one, you've read them all.
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5Finding LoveNovember 21, 2011tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Grieving widow Samuel Fisher moves his family from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Samuel and his four young children temporarily move in with his soon-to-be married brother, Titus. Samuel's understandable grief makes him unbearable to everyone around him, especially his children.He doesn't do anything fun with them and just wants to be alone.
Allen Walters, a friend of Titus's gets Samuel a job fixing up Bonnie Taylor's house. She inherited it from her grandmother and is turning it into a Bed & Breakfast. Working helps Samuel keep his mind off of Elsie, his deceased wife. Esther Beiler starts caring for his children while he is working. Esther and Bonnie meet and become fast friends. Esther also works at the Bed & Breakfast after it opens.
Esther wonders if she'll ever get married and be a mother. She has fallen in love with Samuel's children and would like to be their mother. She even begins to dream of being Samuel's wife.
When a near tragedy happens in Samuel's family he sees that he needs to get out of his depression. He sees how much his children need him. He also realizes that he is ready to court Esther.
Titus ties the knot and everything starts to unravel for Samuel and Esther. At the wedding, something was said that reminds Samuel of a promise he made when he was younger. He tells Esther he can no longer court her and she can't care for the kids anymore. He decides to return to Pennsylvania. At the same time, Allen is trying to get Bonnie to date him. She feels she can't because of her past.
Both Samuel and Bonnie can't let go of their past and are destroying their future. What did Samuel promise? What happened to cause Bonnie to feel she can't love again? Does Samuel return to Pennsylvania? Read The Healing to find all these answers and more.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Amish fiction. I found myself wishing for Samuel to get out of his depression. I felt sorry for his children because he couldn't be the father they needed. I really liked Esther, she was kind and sweet. The only that I wasn't sure of was how the Amish characters became very good friends with the English characters. In my own experience, I tried several times to talk to the Amish in the previous town where I lived and they just ignored me. I'm sure different districts have different rules of how to treat the English. I just can't see Amish having close relationships with the English no matter where they live.
The Healing continues the story of the Fisher family, who were introduced in The Storekeeper's Daughter. You don't have to read either book to understand the other. I would also recommend reading The Storekeeper's Daughter and the rest of the books that follow it because they are very good.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.
nanof4OntarioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5November 2, 2011nanof4OntarioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleLoved this book..another great by Wanda!! Recommend this online store to all!!!