Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman

This book was a surprise to me when I noticed three different stories within it.  All the stories are heartfelt and meaningful.  I have never read a book about Amish Romance, however after reading these stories I felt as if I knew and understood their ways.  The Author shows compassion and knowledge of the Amish with great detail.  The descriptive language engulfs you as you read thru each page.  You have a sense or feeling of actually living their lives.  Each story brings to light a sense of love, heartbreak and laughter and forgiveness toward the road of healing.  I found myself not wanting to put this book down.  I had to know what the next chapter brought to light in many different situations. 

The first story “A Choice to Forgive” involves Lydia and two men she has loved in her life.  Danielle, the man she loved over 18 years ago and his brother Elam, whom is her deceased husband.  There is a turning point in which Danielle left the Order so long ago on Christmas Eve for the Englisch world, but has now returned to the Order.  Only to find a woman who is hurt and heartbroken.  She has to find a way to forgiving him as that is the Amish way.  Her choices begin to take a toll on her and the road to forgiveness can only be healed by the secret that Danielle holds, and wants so much to tell her.  The story holds you to the end when things begin to unfold right before your eyes.

“A Change of Heart” is the second story of the book filled with details that make your mind imagine a world with few amenities most of us are accustomed to feel as though it is peaceful and a great place to live.  Leah is a free spirited young lady who loves to write stories, but is not a very good prospect to become a good Amish Fraa.  Her father pushes her to become something she does not want to become.  She is not interested in getting married or learning to cook.  Aaron is somehow head over heels for Leah, she wants to know his thoughts about her writing.  In the meantime an unexpected friendship occurs.  On her road to finding her true calling she has many experiences with the Englisch world that allows her and others in the story to find their real happiness.

“Healing Hearts” is the last story of this book; it has a deep feeling of heartbreak and learning to love again.  Levina and Naaman have been married for 30 years.  Now that all the kinner have left home to lead lives of their own, they find themselves alone.  Naaman left to visit cousins in Ohio and Levina thought he would not be gone long.  He was gone for almost one year and now Levina and Naaman have to learn to love one another all over again.  The mistrust that Levina has for her husband after returning home is straining their relationship.  This is a great story that shows you believing in God, and his plan, will lead you down the right path.  There were many paths to be chosen, but because of Naaman’s choices, he is able to make sense of why God would lead him to what he believed to be a mistake and in turn make it a lesson to others to make the right choices.

As I stated before, I could hardly put this book down.  The love you feel and the pictures you see in your mind are painted by the author with a sense of true knowledge of the Amish and their ways.  Not only will you feel what the author is trying to bring to the table but you will feel the love and warmth of forgiveness.  There are several lessons to be learned as you read through this book and you will be touched by all of them in one way or another.  The healing process is hard for anyone but the stories and lessons can help teach that everyone learns to heal in different ways or learns with the help of others.  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read a great romance.

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