Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Arms of Love by Kelly Long

Arms of Love  by Kelly Long

Book Description

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.


This was the first Amish novel I’ve read written in the Revolutionary War era, and it was rather interesting to see how the Amish folk might live and deal with the war and problems that come from living so close to people fighting.
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.
I received this book free from Booksneeze.com 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.

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About the Author

 

Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

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