Thursday, February 21, 2013

Threads of Grace

Book description: 
"Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down.

Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a husband—especially one so much younger than her. But handsome and smitten Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her and they marry to keep Grace’s autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle.

Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young husband’s experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not destroyed her capacity for love.
Seth Wyse seeks counsel from his older brother, Jacob, when playing the game of pursuing his wife becomes more dangerous to both his heart and life than he ever imagined.

Yet God can give Grace and Seth a passion for family and each other that teaches them the ways of the Master Quilter through the tangled and tender threads of their lives."

My review:  I really enjoyed reading this book.  The plot was much different than most Amish fiction.  I think the reminders of  "grace" added spiritual depth to the story, and the references to the threads of a quilt were aptly placed throughout the story.  Thus, the title of the book, Threads of Grace, which I love.  I do feel like the author rushed the ending of the book.  Issues with the ill-intentioned uncle were not resolved.  I also think the ending was a bit abrupt.  The author, Kelly Long, could have extended the book without it being too long.  I know I could have kept reading and was disappointed when I realized it was finished.  Not just because I didn't like how quickly it ended, but because I really enjoyed the story.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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