Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long (Review)

Book Description

When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between her family and her forbidden love.

Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the Englisch.

Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community’s new Englisch veterinarian, Grant Williams. His blue-gold eyes and his obvious concern for her people attract her immediately. Sarah seeks solace and direction from the Lord as she creates a quilt pattern which details her struggle between two worlds.

The Lord is guiding Sarah to follow His will, but will she listen?
My Review:
This was a good Amish debut novel by Kelly Long. It is the first in a series called A Patch of Heaven. Parts of it did seem done but it was still a good read. I like Sarah and how she seeks God in her garden. Grant is a typical English man. I was a little wary of how he dealt with her at first. The love between them really did feel real. Although Sarah is Amish she had struggles all the same as an English person might. I did not see the twist at the end coming. I think I would have been happy either way. The writing flowed well and the characters were interesting. Recommended.
This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of the Book Sneeze program.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I enjoy learning about the Amish. This sounds like a good story. Very nice review.

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