Monday, May 16, 2016

An Unbroken Heart

GIVEAWAY

FULLER, KATHLEEN
AN UNBROKEN HEART

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, she 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. 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 find; 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?

My Review:

 The second book in the Amish of Birch Creek series but it works well as a standalone. I haven't read A Reluctant Bride (though I intend to!) and had no problem diving into this one. Fans of the first book will be thrilled to know that Sadie and Aden play a central role in An Unbroken Heart. They beguiled me enough to ensure that I will be reading their story very soon.

Though the book is told from multiple points of view, Joanna is very much at the centre of it all. Diverse personal narratives connect like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Lives combine...and clash...and deliver a powerful tale of hope for a future even in the midst of the most trying times. Both Andrew and Joanna can either turn away from God or lean into Him when troubles strike. And they do a little of both which really makes for a riveting and all too realistic read.

A rich romance filled with enticing scenes and complicated characters and the promise of more of the same when the concluding book releases later this year.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  An Unbroken Heart 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 May 22 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. I am so anxious to read this! Loved the first one and this looks equally good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'm just as anxious to read the first one now that I've read this one. I have it on hold at my library. LOL Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  3. Kathleen is a new author to me. It's incredible that Joanna has loved Andrew since she was twelve! I love Amish fiction and this sounds like a must read book.
    marypopmom (at yahoo (dot) com

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    1. The romance is interesting because it's all about growing into that love. Being ready to actually be in love. Joanna matures a lot in this story. Good luck, Maryann.

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  4. I have read books by Kathleen Fuller before and really enjoyed them so I would love to add this book Tuesday my book collection. Thank you Kav.
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. She's a great storyteller. Good luck, Diane.

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  5. I'd love to read this book during my summer break from school. (3rd grade teacher) Amish fiction is my favorite genre, and this book sounds terrific!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, you'll be up for lots of summer reading then. Definitely rest and relaxation are deserved after a hectic school year. Good luck, Susan.

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  6. This is on my list for sure!! Can't wait. Thank you for the chance! I've only read novellas from Kathleen Fuller. Would love to try out her full novels!
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I really love the way she develops a story. Good luck Just Commonly.

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  7. New-to-me author in the Amish genre, yes please!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I think you'll like her books, Trixi. Good luck.

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  8. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  9. Good morning, Kav. I'm in need of good books. I love your review, and would love to win this book. Thank you for offering it. Now I'm off to check again what books you've read!
    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  10. I need to catch up on this series, Kav. She has many wonderful series out.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I can't wait to read the first one in the series. Hard to keep up with all these fantastic authors, isn't it, Deanne? Good luck.

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  11. We have the first book in this series in the church library so would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm so looking forward to reading that first book. Good luck, Janet.

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  12. I am really looking forward to reading An Unbroken Heart. I read the first book and loved it. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  13. There are so many of Kathleen Fuller's book that I want to read. I'm glad this one stands on its own, but, like you, I have every intention of reading A Reluctant Bride. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. A Reluctant Bride has rave reviews and it's a marriage of convenience story too. Maybe that's why? Anyway, I'll be reading it soon. Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. I really enjoy marriage of convenience stories. Also, the h is named Sadie - my daughter's name. :)

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