Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Faithful to Laura

Laura’s Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge.

Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She can’t move on with her life until he explains why.

Sawyer Thompson is a Yankee who spent his teen years in an Amish home. Now an adult, he has to make a decision—go back to the life he knew as a child or join the church. Having suffered loss at a young age, he understands Laura’s anger, but is determined to follow God’s will and forgive. As their friendship grows, Laura begins to let her guard down.

New information about Sawyer’s past threatens the couple’s budding relationship. Both Laura and Sawyer will need to release the anger they’re storing in their hearts and forgive the people who’ve harmed them. As Laura struggles to trust God, will Sawyer do whatever it takes to remain faithful to Laura?

My thoughts...

Laura left the Tennessee Amish community to follow Mark, the man she once loved. The problem is, he doesn't love her and she wants to know what changed . She is also wanting him to pay for the scars he left on her face when he tried to kill her. Not to mention trying to steal her family's money. She knows she's supposed to forgive, that has been taught in the church all her life but what about revenge?

Sawyer was born to an english family, was orphaned and abused in foster care until he was adopted by an Amish family where he found love and a sense of belonging. He is at the age where he must decide to join the church or go to the outside world to get an education. Then an awful thing happens, his grandmother shows up and isn't nice to say the least!

A nicely written novel about forgiveness and grace, well paced with good characters, it will keep you turning pages. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

I received an ecopy of this book free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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