Thursday, June 28, 2018

Book Review: A Love for Leah by Amy Lillard

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A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc) by [Lillard, Amy]

A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc) by Amy Lillard

From Amazon:

For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, faith can open minds—and hearts—to create surprising bonds for a lifetime . . . 
Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she's rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can't help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He's too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help—or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal . . .
After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter—and himself. But somehow, Leah's freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he's never felt before. Soon, Jamie can't imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome—or can love bridge their way to a future together? 

My thoughts:

A Love for Leah with such a great original story line kept me turning the pages.  Amy Lillard brings to light that not everything in Amish life is so simple and idyllic as we would believe.  Like us, they also have problems in their life that need prayer for guidance. 

The love of family really came through in this book. My heart went out to little Peter and I was so happy that he had an Uncle that really cared. Leah also cared for her own nephew in the way his own Mother would. They both knew what makes a family,

I was curious in this book on how Jamie and Leah could solve their differences and it kept me guessing almost to the end.  It went on to prove there is nothing to difficult for God. 

I was given this book by the author but was not required to give a positive review.   

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