Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall is her newest read.  I really like the way that Ms Woodsmall puts together a novel and this one is also good.  It is "a novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace.".  
Jolene Keim has already been loved and lost by her first love, Van Beiler.  When her parents drown in the river during a storm Jolene was lost in not only the grief but also was extremely busy trying to raise her large group of siblings, 8 year old Ray had special needs ever since his accident and by himself took a lot of time.  Van was always nice to her but he eventually moved on, married and had children with his new wife. 
Andy Fisher has already been loved and married and had a child but his wife left him and his son 6 years ago.  Andy being a member of the Amish religion is stuck.  His may not divorce her so he must remain married to Eva though he hasn't seen her in years.  Jolene and Andy both find themselves trying to help Lester who is a stogy old man who is Andy's uncle and Jolene's beloved landlord.  Lester is who helped her be able to remain in her house all these years by allowing her to cook for him for most of the rent or she never could have done it.  Lester is an old horseman who after his accident had room for the new horses that Andy had recently acquired.  Andy and Jolene find themselves drawn to one another but because they know the rules do nothing to make themselves in trouble by the church--that is until they are accused by the bishop's daughter of adultery.

This book is good.  The author tells the love story without the usual trapping of that the Amish are goody goody people.  They are real people with real problems in love.  I really like her writing and this book is very good also.  Her books are fresh and have a new plot every time.  I would recommend this book for any female reader of any age.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Press for this review.

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