Can a man burdened by memories of yesterday find hope in the land of tomorrow?
Samuel Fisher of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, now a single father of four, is in a state of shock following his wife’s untimely death. When his brother, Titus, talks him into moving to Kentucky, hoping a fresh start will help heal Samuel’s grief, Samuel packs up the kids and heads to Bluegrass Country. Esther Beiler helps watch Samuel’s children while he works with English contractor Allen Walters on a bed and breakfast owned by Englisher Bonnie Taylor. Soon Esther develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his children, but is there room in Samuel’s heart for Esther? Or has the pretty innkeeper already taken residence there? When misconceptions take the forefront, jealousies arise. Will peace-loving Samuel and Esther bow to the apparent competition or fight for their newfound love? How will God manage to untangle these star-crossed lovers before any damage is done?
My Thoughts: I've said this before and I'll say it again - I love Amish fiction. It's relaxing, refreshing and just downright enjoyable. The Healing intertwines a number of love stories to produce one work of fiction. It's the type of book you can read on the back porch or by the pool. Some of the characters are carryovers from the first in the Kentucky Brothers series but it's not necessary to have read the first to enjoy the second. But since The Healing will be published in September you do have time to read The Journey.