Written in Love is the first book in the new Amish Letters series by Kathleen Fuller. A portion of this story takes place in Birch Creek, so readers (like me) who loved the Amish of Birch Creek series will be happy to recognize the setting and a few familiar faces.
I really loved this book! The characters had heart. They were deep. They had issues that they were trying to work out and events from their pasts to overcome. I found both Phoebe and Jalon to be very likable characters, who sometimes still struggled to have faith that God had good plans for their lives.
The book began with letters exchanged between Jalon and Phoebe and that was such a fun way to get to know these two characters! The rest of the story kept me intrigued and I had trouble setting this novel down. There were a handful of side characters in this story and they were all fun to get to know, as well. I’m really looking forward to reading more books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?
Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.
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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.