Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Love Undone

 
GIVEAWAY
WOODSMALL, CINDY
A LOVE UNDONE

A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.
A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.
How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?


At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.

As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

My Review:

One of the most romantic books I've ever read. It left me breathless, rocked with the same deep emotions that Andy and Jolene experience. From devastating loss to hesitant hope to crushing defeat and ultimately incredible joy. I was an emotional basket case by the end of this read.

I love Jolene -- for the sacrifices she has made, the spunk that keeps her going, the pure love for her siblings which transcends common sense and harsh reality sometimes. We should all learn to love so completely and unselfishly. I so wanted a happily ever after for her and Woodsmall does deliver but she doesn't make it easy! For Jolene or the reader!

Andy is stalwart and kind and understanding...and unattainable. Oy. The heartache. The push and pull of wills and hearts. The determination to do the right thing at any cost. About broke my heart. To say I was emotionally engaged is an understatement.

An unforgettable story that celebrates God's grace and hope and His unfailing love.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Love Undone please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 7 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Sounds intriguing, Kav. Count me in, please!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  2. ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW! What a difficult situation for both of the protagonists! I would definitely love to read this!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sob -- such an emotional read. Good luck, Janka.

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  3. Thank you for a great review, Kav! Romance is the best...this book sounds wonderful!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It absolutely is, Melanie. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I loved this book!!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Kate. Good luck!

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  5. Amish fiction is one of my favorites.. would enjoy
    reading this one :) dkstevensne AT outlook Dot Com

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    1. I love Amish fiction too. Good luck, Deanna.

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  6. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. would enjoy reading this book. Love reading Amish fiction.

    Phyllis
    pjdayhoff at gmail dot com

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  8. Sounds great! I don't read much Amish/Mennonite fiction, but Cindy Woodsmall is one of the exceptions to that. Love her writing.

    pattymh20009at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She's a great exception to have! Good luck, Patty.

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  9. It's been awhile since I read any of Cindys books, and would love to again. Thanks, Kav you're yhr best!

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  10. Cindy's books are always good and since Amish fiction is one of my favorites, I would really enjoy this book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'm passionate about Amish fiction too. Good luck, rubynreba!

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  11. I love Cindy Woodsmall's books. This book sounds fantastic. Great review. Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway.

    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. This book sounds so emotional! I would love to read Jolene and Andys story. I love Amish fiction!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's definitely an emotional read. Good luck, Maryann.

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