Threads of Grace (A Patch of Heaven Novel) by Kelly Long
Book Description: Grace’s beauty almost cost her everything. This new start is all she has left.
When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family’s farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a quiet life in Pennsylvania.
As soon as she arrives, she captures the attention of Seth Wyse, the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek. Seth is candid about his feelings for her, and for her son Abel, but Grace is determined to protect her heart. Her determination falters when her brother-in-law reveals the troubling contents of her late husband’s will.
Seth offers Grace his hand in marriage, and thus a means of escape. But despite his having saved her from another loveless marriage, Grace is slow to trust her new husband. And as the months wear on, Seth wonders if he has made a mistake. But God is quietly at work in their hearts, and Seth and Grace soon discover that threads of grace bind them together in a tapestry rich in hope and love.
My Thoughts: Diving back into my favorite genre, here is another great Amish Fiction book. Another reviewer said it best - “What unfolds is a true love story, one of overcoming a painful past and learning to trust in each other and God.” Now most faith based fiction has a slight conflict and resolution but really doesn’t hit on the darker topics of life like Abuse. Lets face it when you think of the Amish you think of good Godly people who would never do wrong. But humans are flawed and I love that Kelly Long can bring the gritty dirty topics to light even in an Amish community. I really enjoyed her story of how Grace with Seth can overcome her abuse past and forge a true godly of loving relationship and redemption. I personally cant wait to pick up the other book in this series and Kelly Long has joined my list of favorite authors.
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