Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman

Healing Hearts
Beth Wiseman

I love Amish fiction, and I love these three short romantic stories in this book by Beth Wiseman. In this book, the author weaves together three stories featuring the lives of Amish couples and their journey through life. The characters Beth created are not perfect but Amish people who have difficulties just like the rest of us, and each character plays their part so well to fit into the warm and loving stories. I love the acceptance, love and forgiveness the author so richly teaches us throughout these stories. Overall, I just loved and enjoyed this book!
If you want just want a light fast easy read, try this book. With the three stories in one book, it makes it nice for those not having time to read a big book. You can just read them separate at any time you want. I encourage you to go out and buy a copy of this book, read it, and pass it along to a friend to read as well.
I received this book free from blogging for books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Beth is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series — Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise,  Plain Paradise and Plain Proposal.  Her new series–Land of Canaan– debuted in the fall of 2010 with Seek Me With All Your Heart which has been selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Novel of the Year.  She is contracted with Thomas Nelson Publishing and is currently working on her first non-Amish novel due for release in the spring of 2012.  All of her books have held spots on both the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list and the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list.
As she puts it, her writing has been “all over the place.”  As a former newspaper reporter, she was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association.  She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications.  Those articles included a wide array of topics – an article on premature birth, an article about performance boating, and an article about her mother–a whitewater canoeing enthusiast who still paddles the rivers at the age of 77.  However, writing novels is where her heart is.  She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.
“Writing about the Amish lifestyle within fictional love stories has been a wonderful experience,” Beth says.  “The Amish and Mennonite contacts I have established in Pennsylvania and Colorado help me to keep the books authentic.  These very private people might dress differently, avoid the use of electricity and modern conveniences, but they are just like everyone else.  They love, hurt, have daily challenges and struggles, and strive to be the best they can be.  An often misunderstood sect of people, it has been a privilege to learn about their ways.”

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