Review: A Harvest of Love by Marta Perry

A Harvest of Love was such a heartwarming novel! I really felt for Dinah as she fell in love with baby Isaac. She couldn’t help but fall in love with him, yet she knew that his mother could return and take him away at any moment. For a widowed woman who had desperately wanted a baby, she knew that she was setting herself up for heartbreak.

I also felt for Jacob. He was clearly a kind and loving man who felt as if he had failed his little sister. Now, he had also fallen in love with his nephew and enjoyed caring for him as a father would, yet he also desperately wanted his sister to return, even if it caused pain to those taking care of baby Isaac.

Jacob and Dinah were such good friends and it was clear that their friendship could turn into more intense, romantic feelings. I liked that these two ended up talking things out and eventually being open with each other about their feelings. Their friendship and the beginnings of their attraction to each other felt very realistic to me.

I would love to see these two as side characters in a future book. I want to see what their lives are like after they are married. This book is the third book in a series. I had not read the first two books and had no trouble enjoying this one as a stand alone novel.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A determined widow and a single father learn that love is about taking chances and turning over new leaves in the quaint Amish community of Promise Glen, from national bestselling author Marta Perry.

When widowed shop owner Dinah Hershberger is unceremoniously charged with safely escorting an infant to his uncle, she finds herself torn. Jacob Miller is everything Dinah could want in a partner–he’s kind, handsome, strong–and nothing she can ever have. As much as she yearns to help the new family adjust, each minute Dinah spends with Jacob and the baby leaves her heart more vulnerable and her head more certain that the secret she hides makes a future with the Miller men impossible.

Jacob has long admired Dinah for her strength and independence, but it’s her generosity of spirit that tempts him like never before. With Dinah at his side, Jacob opens himself up to the daunting new world of fatherhood, but how can he pursue his feelings for her when his life is in such disarray? After the disappointments of her first marriage, she deserves better than what Jacob can offer.

But love has a surprise in store for these two troubled hearts, and happiness is within reach if only they can grasp it, making Promise Glen their own promised land.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marta Perry realized she wanted to be a writer at age eight, when she read her first Nancy Drew novel. Most girls reached the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. Marta wanted to be the person who created the story.

Marta PerryThe dream lay hidden for years while she pursued other career goals, but eventually it re-surfaced, and she began to write, beginning with short children’s stories for Sunday school take-home papers. After seeing hundreds of her short stories published in a variety of magazines, Marta finally started work on the novel she’d always wanted to write. Fifty-some published novels later, she still feels the same excitement when she begins a new book.

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta to the books she writes now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while the Amish Suspense series from HQN Books are more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Amish country. She also continues to write for Love Inspired Books.

Marta lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside, but spends winters at their vacation home in South Carolina. When she’s not writing, she’s active in the life of her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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