Although this is book two in a series, An Unbroken Heart can be read and understood without having previously read book one, A Reluctant Bride. I have read book one and definitely recommend that wonderful story, so I really enjoyed returning to the families and communities of Birch Creek. An Unbroken Heart is a very good addition to the series and deals with hurt, pain, love, uncertainty, and the issue of self-worth.
I really liked Joanna and Andrew even though they both handled certain things badly and made some poor decisions in how they dealt with each other. It was hard to watch them as they floundered through their relationship, but it was a very heartfelt and interesting emotional journey that they each needed to take. The side story with Cameron was also very good and pulled at my heartstrings.
I’m looking forward to reading book three in the series when it releases and can’t wait to see what path the author has for Abigail, the third sister in the series.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever.
One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with your parents’ deaths when your last words were spoken in anger?
After an extended stint in a physical rehabilitation center, Joanna re-enters her Amish life. But nothing is the same—not even her feelings for Andrew Beiler.
Joanna has loved Andrew since the age of twelve, and her feelings have not changed throughout the years. She is thrilled when Andrew wants to get married, but she wonders whether it’s love he’s feeling, or pity. As the couple’s wedding date approaches, Joanna isn’t overcome with the deep joy she was hoping to feel; instead, she’s wracked with anxiety and guilt.
Joanna hears God whispering to her, Be strong and courageous, but she’s afraid that courage looks a lot like walking away from her dreams and into the plan of her Heavenly Father.
If Joanna takes the first step toward healing, will it cost her everything she’s ever wanted? Or could God be changing the desires of her heart?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield. Website: www.kathleenfuller.com Twitter: @TheKatJam Facebook: Author Kathleen Fuller.
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