Monday, November 28, 2011
For long time fans of Amish fiction, its easy to see why Wanda Brunstetter is a New York Times best selling author and considered a "founder" of this genre. With close to 50 books and over 5 million copies sold, Wanda has definitely captured the hearts of her readers.
The Healing is the second book in the Kentucky Brothers series and continues the story of Samuel Fisher who has recently lost his wife. Left alone to raise his children, Samuel is emotionally numb, overcome with grief and basically going through the motions. He distances himself from his children and his family around him and seems to be intent on pushing away those that love him and want to help him. Samuel is so caught up with his own loss, that he doesn't recognize his children are grieving too.
Samuel's brother, Titus Fisher, takes in Samuel and his children with the hopes of giving them all a fresh start. However, Titus's good intentions quickly begin to go awry and the complications of taking in family start to strain Titus's relationship with his fiance'.
This book has many characters from the previous book, so I do suggest reading the series in order if you want to have a good understanding of the family history and dynamics.
Overall, this is a book about the struggles families face when they experience the tragedy of losing a loved one and how everyone processes grief differently.
The third book in this series (The Struggle) is due out fall of 2012.
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About The Book:
Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he’s carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday’s memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel’s children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Barbour Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.