Arms of Love by Kelly Long
The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.
Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he’s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he’s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
In “Arms of Love,” Kelly Longs writes an Amish story with a few different twists that some of the other Amish stories I have read. Set in 1777, during the Revolution, the issues Ms. Long deals with here are difficult real life issues. Even though the love between Adam Wyse and Lena Yoder was deep and strong, they still found it difficult sometime to deal with issues they had to face with the family and pressures of life. It was interesting to see how they struggled to deal with the issues and difficulties that came their way. I grew to love these and the other characters as I continued to read this book.
Overall, this was a very nice read, though it did take me a while to get interested in the story, but after that, the flowed very well for me. I encourge those who like Amish fiction to grab a copy of “Arms of Love” to read and enjoy for themselves.
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