Thursday, April 1, 2010

"an honest love" by kathleen fuller

A few months ago, I reviewed Kathleen Fuller's Amish romance A Man of His Word. I really enjoyed it, so I jumped at the opportunity to review the sequel, An Honest Love.

An Honest Love focuses on two couples (though only one is mentioned on the back cover copy). Following a broken engagement, Anna moves to Middlefield and opens an Amish gift shop. She meets Lukas Byler, who immediately goes about winning her heart. As their relationship progresses, Anna must decide whether to share her secret with Lukas--a secret that she fears could make him leave her. Meanwhile, Lukas's sister Elisabeth begins working for their brother-in-law (Gabe from A Man of His Word), and she strikes up a friendship with Aaron, who also works for Gabe. Aaron, who got into drugs and alcohol during his rumspringa, feels like an outcast in the Middlefield Amish community, and Elisabeth makes it her mission to reintegrate him into the community. But will their friendship turn into something more?

Once again, Fuller delivers an engaging, romantic story. And, once again, I was more interested in the sub-plot (Aaron & Elisabeth) than in the main plot. That's not to say Anna and Lukas weren't interesting, but I was definitely more invested in Aaron and Elisabeth as characters.

Should you read it? If you enjoy Christian romance. And don't worry; you don't need to have read book one first.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

**Note: The back cover copy is misleading--you know how they say not to judge a book by its cover? Well, in this case, don't judge it by its back cover!**

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