Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Imposter Review

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?

As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy
for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check. 

When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an impostor in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?

The Impostor by Suzanne Woods Fisher was lovely read. I enjoyed this first book in the Bishop Family series. Each character brought something to the story that I enjoyed and I really can't wait for book two in this series. Some might say that the pacing of The Impostor was slow but I found it to be just right. It's the perfect book to take your mind off of whatever crazy things are going on in your life. So grab The Impostor and get cozy as you let the characters pull you into their world.

5 out of 5. A cozy Afternoon Snack just right for this time of year! 

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Reluctant Bride Review

She never wanted to marry. He hopes to make amends for past wrongs. Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts?
Sadie Schrock swore she would never marry. All of her other Amish friends could court and marry—she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents are ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. With mounting hospital bills adding to the pile of debt her parents left behind, Sadie is left with no choice: she must marry. And not just any man—the man who saw her at her weakest and walked away.
Aden knows what his brother did to Sadie years ago was inexcusable. And every day since that incident, Aden has lived with the guilt for not intervening sooner. When he is faced with the chance to protect Sadie once again, he can’t let her down—even if it means living with the scorn of the woman he loves for the rest of his life.
Working alongside Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn’t the same boy who once betrayed her. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, dangerous secrets are revealed. Now everything Sadie has worked so hard to protect is threatened, and she must find a way to save her family—and herself.

A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller was a really wonderful read. I really loved Aden because of the quiet strength I saw in him. To go through what he did and not turn into an angry man shows how much inner strength he had. He was my favorite character. I also enjoyed Sadie's character. The only problems I had with A Reluctant Bride was the fact that the story only took place in like a week. I felt like everything that happened between the character happened too quickly, I would have found the story much sweeter if Aden and Sadie had spent more time together. I also felt like there were some unanswered questions. But otherwise I really enjoyed the writing and story telling.

5 out of 5. An amazing Amish Afternoon Snack.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Luther and Katharina Review

She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.  

In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther.
His sweeping Catholic church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her desire for everything she’d been forbidden. Including Martin Luther himself. 
Despite the fact that the attraction and tension between them is undeniable, Luther holds fast to his convictions and remains isolated, refusing to risk anyone’s life but his own. And Katharina longs for love, but is strong-willed. She clings proudly to her class distinction, pining for nobility over the heart of a reformer. They couldn’t be more different. 
But as the world comes tumbling down around them, and with Luther’s threatened life a constant strain, these unlikely allies forge an unexpected bond of understanding, support and love. 
Together, they will alter the religious landscape forever.

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund was A-MA-ZING! I have loved her other historical fiction like the Preacher's Bride and the Doctor's Lady but this one was a little different, it used the real names of the people that it was based on! I was super excited to get my hands on this book and I was so impressed. Luther and Katharina were so interesting to read about. Going into this I of course knew who Martin Luther but I loved learning some more about of the historical details of the time. Luther and Katharina is a great historical novel that I suggest you pick up right away if this is your kind of thing.

5 out of 5. A wonderful historical Afternoon Snack. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.