Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall


The Angel of Forest Hill
by Cindy Woodsmall



ABOUT THE BOOK
A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.
Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.

 
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.

As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?


My Review

Rose Kultz is the only girl of 12 children. Her family depended on her more than they should. So, it didn't go over to well with the family when the Bishop ask Rose to visit a family in a small Amish community in West Virginia. Joel lost his wife and was having a difficult time raising his three children, while morning the loss of his wife and partner in life. Since it wasn't proper for Rose and Joel to live in the same house, a quick wedding took place, in name only. How will this family handle the horrific changes that they are facing?

I really like Rose, and I don't know how she stood the treatment she rec'd from her parents and brothers. She lived a sad life with her own family. I was happy for her to be able to take care of a home and children that she enjoyed, even though Joel wasn't much help. This story had emotions flying everywhere, it was sad to read some of it. But I got so attached to the characters, and did appreciate the ending. This is an excellent read, if you want to read it during the Holiday's or any time during the year.


I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. 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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