A Love Made New Review

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Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?

It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been a little prettier, she could be on her way down the wedding aisle. To make matters worse, Abigail’s two sisters have found love, while all Abigail can seem to find is the chocolate she has stashed away in the pantry.

Asa Bontrager has never had trouble with the ladies in his Amish community—his good looks have always gotten him far. Which is why he’s baffled by the call he’s received from God to pursue Abigail, a woman who seems determined to turn him away.

Can Abigail find the peace and joy she so desperately desires? Will she allow herself to stop running and melt into the embrace of unforeseen comfort? If she does, she may just discover a love powerful enough to lift the heavy burden of grief weighing her down and restore her hope in a promising future.

REVIEW:

Kathleen Fuller gives us a story of grief, pain, recovery, hope, love, and learning to listen and trust God.

Two families have absent fathers. Bishop Troyer left for selfish reasons. Bartholomew Beiler left to protect his family. Both wives wait and hope their husbands will come back to them and their children. One does..which one?

Solomon Troyer, the bishop’s son, had a troubled past. His father had put him under the Bann. He came back to God and confessed his sins to the community. He still didn’t feel good enough.

Abigail Shrock had lost so much. Her parents were killed in the buggy accident that sent her younger sister Joanna to the hospital. Her older sister Sadie was married now and Joanna would be shortly. Abigail thought she would to only to have her boyfriend break up with her.

Asa Bontrager had ignored the voice of God and lost everything….his job, his home, his fiancée was sick. He finally gave in to God’s will and moved back home to Birch Creek.

Read about the lives of these people and others in this story. What would cause an Amish man to have to leave home to keep his family safe? Does Solomon ever realize that he’s good enough for God? What about Abigail? Will she find love? What of Asa? Are things better for him in Birch Creek?

This is one of those books you don’t want to put down because you can’t wait to see what happens in the lives of the characters!

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