Friday, June 19, 2015
A Faith of Her Own - A Middlefield Amish Novel - by Kathleen Fuller
About the book:
Jeremiah thought leaving Middlefield was the hardest thing he'd ever do. That was nothing compared to returning home.
When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind-he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he's returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past-and the people he betrayed.
Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend's pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she'd never fully acknowledged before.
As their rekindled friendship begins to turn into something more, Jeremiah and Anna Mae must examine their own faith and their relationship with each other and their families. With both of them torn between loyalty to their loved ones and being pulled in different directions, they must decide whether to heed God's call, even if it means being apart forever.
I really enjoyed this novel with two interesting story lines! It was interesting to see Jeremiah come back and how that affected Anna Mae and his family. He had a lot of fences to mend with them and it was sometimes frustrating as he tried to deal with his dad especially. Most of the characters were very likeable, especially Amos, Jeremiah's mentally challenged brother. I thought the plot line about Anna Mae and Jeremiah's cousins was funny, where two that seem to get on each other's nerves perhaps secretly like each other. It was amusing to watch a non-traditional Amish woman, and a straight-laced Amish man butt heads. There were cute romantic moments in both of the relationships. It was interesting to see Anna Mae struggle with what she should do about her future. I also liked learning more about veterinary medicine and how Jeremiah was trying to help a bunch of horses that were getting sick. Faith was important in the story as Anna Mae tries to discover God's will and different characters struggle with forgiveness. I would recommend this if you like Amish fiction.
I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
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. Website: www.kathleenfuller.com Twitter: @TheKatJam Facebook: Author Kathleen Fuller