Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Amish Widow's New Love

GIVEAWAY
TOLSMA, LIZ
THE AMISH WIDOW'S NEW LOVE

He's her first love...will he be her last?

Naomi Miller can't believe Elam Yoder's back in their community after all the pain he caused! Still, the young Amish widow must reunite with her disgraced first love to raise money for her infant son's surgery. Elam's remorse seems sincere, as does his commitment to helping Naomi and her baby. Elam's looking for forgiveness -- and a new life with Naomi and her bobbeli by his side.

My Review:

I've been enamored with Liz Tolsma's World War II novels so I was anxious to see how she handled something so completely different. After all, writing an Amish romance requires a certain skill set and I'm happy to say she delivers the same quality of storytelling in this new-to-her genre. I appreciate the homework she did on the Amish in Wisconsin and how she has woven their lifestyle and faith into a captivating second chance romance.

Kind-hearted, well-meaning Elam is so impetuous that sometimes it seems like everything he does is wrong while level-headed Naomi only wants to create a secure future for her infant son. Elam was trouble once upon a time and she has no intention of getting tangled up with him again. There's too much hurt in the past and while she tells herself she's forgiven Elam, she swears she'll never forget.

Tolsma explores the true meaning of forgiveness in this touching romance. And I love how that theme plays out in a number of characters' lives -- not just the hero and heroine. An honest -- and raw -- look at the healing power grace can bring to the most tormented soul. Definitely looking forward to more of stories of this Wisconsin Amish community.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Amish Widow's New Love, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 15 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

19 comments:

  1. Amish fiction already has my readerly heart pumping! While I've certainly seen books by Liz, she would be a new-to-me author since I haven't read anything by her. I love when a writer is versatile in trying new genres! Sounds like she delivered :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're in for a treat, Trixi. Good luck!

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  2. I have not read any of her books yet. Forgiveness is a struggle for me and I find it helps to read about how others deal with this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I think it is for most of us hence the recurring theme in our Christian Fiction. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  3. Interesting and very positive review - so a good transition from WWII to Amish - with compelling characters and personal growth. I know she has another WWII book in her latest series which will publish this Fall, but have you learned if she is expanding this into more Amish community books? Thanks!

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    1. I honestly don't know but I'm thinking there will be more books. Love Inspired has stopped naming their series. have you noticed that? Very frustrating because a series banner was a great prompt for me to buy a book. Anyway, let's hope. Good luck, CC.

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    1. Ooohh -- you read it too? She did a great job, didn't she?

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    2. Yes she did a great job on the book hoping for more like this from her.

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  5. I love her writing style and am interested in reading her switch to Amish. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. More good stuff for us to read, right? Good luck, Lucy.

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  6. THE AMISH WIDOW'S NEW LOVE sounds amazing. I love stories about second chances and that show us the true meaning of forgiveness - a lesson we can all need refreshing courses on from time to time.

    Sounds like another Amish book for my TBR list for sure. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You'll love this story, Kay. Good luck!

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  7. My DIL loves books about the Amish. This would make a nice thank you gift for all she has done for me.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. This is a new author for me so I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. I'm thinking you'll enjoy Liz Tolsma's debut into the Amish genre. Good luck!

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  9. Liz Tolsma ~ I almost missed this post! I read her historical fiction novels and look forward to this new genre writing for her!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I know -- surprise, right? I did a double-take when I saw her name on the cover. She's taken the same care with research in this Amish novel as she does with her historical. Good luck, Kathleen.

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