Monday, March 23, 2015

Keys of Heaven

Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft (A Healing Grace Novel) is wonderful and heart-warming!  It is the second book in the series (Herb of Grace is the first).  Sarah Yoder is going well learning to be a Dokterfraa or herbal healer.  She has been studying with Ruth Lehman from Whinburg as well as reading books on the subject.  Sarah’s business is growing steadily.  She does, though, miss her son, Simon.  Simon went to Colorado to work.  Simon wanted to travel and experience the world before deciding to join the Amish church.  Sarah’s other son, Caleb is happy and working with neighbor, Henry Byler.

Henry Byler is a potter and just received an important commission from D.W. Firth.  Henry has been seeing Ginny Hockstetler who owns the Rose Arbor Inn.  Henry’s first commission was making mugs for the inn.  The Parker family is staying at the Rose Arbor Inn.  Their oldest son, Justin starts following Priscilla Mast.  Priscilla has made it clear that she is not interested, but she is having trouble shaking Justin.  Their youngest son, Eric is interested in art.  After having seen Henry’s sketchbook, he wants to visit Henry.  Priscilla takes Eric over to Henry’s and Henry becomes an art teacher.

There are some family members visiting the area and they brought Silas Lapp with them.  Corinne Yoder, Sarah’s mother-in-law, tries to do a little matchmaking between Sarah and Silas.  Sarah, though, is trying to set up Amanda Yoder (Sarah’s sister-in-law) with Silas.  Will Amanda be able to overcome her shyness to talk with Silas?

It is a busy time in the community and it will be interesting to see what will happen with Silas Lapp.  I really enjoyed Keys to Heaven.  I give Keys to Heaven 5 out of 5.  Keys to Heaven is an engaging book that you will not want to put down.  I read it straight through and am eagerly anticipating Balm of Gilead.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you for reading my review!  I am currently reading A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower.  I am supposed to be reading A Reunion of Ghosts, but I am not enjoying it.  I will try again.  Have a great evening and Happy Reading!



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