Monday, August 22, 2011

The Healing by Wanda Brunstetter

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...

This is the second book in the Kentucky Brothers series. Samuel sinks into despair after losing his wife and unborn child. He feels he must get away from PA. and the home they had shared so he uproots his family and moves to Kentucky to be near his brother, Titus.

Shortly after settling into his brothers home he meets Esther, a young Amish woman. Hiring her to care for his children while he works he begins to have feelings for her but a promise he made to his wife stops him from courting her and he decides to move back to PA to escape Esther. However, something happens before he can move.

This book, like the first one, is predictable. There are no surprises, the characters are simple, the writing style is dull and tiresome. Quite a boring book.

I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher free in exchange for my honest review.

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