Series: Amish Secrets #2
Published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing on October 11th 2016
Genres: Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Fiction, Romance
Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love?
Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she’s forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception—and this time, she isn’t the only one keeping secrets.
Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancée’s betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlotte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before.
Charlotte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she’ll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn’t even sure herself?
Love Bears All Things is book number two in the Amish Secrets series by Beth Wiseman. I don’t often read an Amish book with such heavy hitting themes. Beth Wiseman is one of the best at addressing real-life issues such as suicide, child abuse, drug abuse and mental illness. And she manages to do so while keeping it appropriate for the genre.
Not only did this book resonate with me for it’s real-life feel. I can also say that it isn’t often that a book makes me imagine the character quite as vividly as I envision Charlotte. Truth be told, I have an image of her in my head as looking like Amy Duggar King. As I don’t follow celebrities and haven’t had cable in quite a few years, it just isn’t often that I can associate a character with a face. Not that this is important to the review in any profound way other than that I could imagine Charlotte as a living, breathing person.
I loved everything about this book. It moves along at a steady pace. In fact, I couldn’t put this book down and had to read it start to finish. It kept my interest from the very start.
I look forward to reading the rest of this series. Although, I’m so attached to the characters that I cannot imagine saying goodbye to them so soon.
This is one of my favorite Amish series so far. Which is saying something because I’ve read a lot of the genre!