Welcome. I hope everyone is having a fun Sunday (or relaxing). I discovered a new site last night that I wanted to tell you about. I do not know about you, but money is always tight. Finding extra money for books can be difficult (and I love to get new books). I found a site that lists book that are free on Amazon that day (you have to be quick). The site is called Omnimystery News. There is a long list today of mystery and suspense novels that are free (make sure to double check the price before you buy). You might find some good books to add to your TBR pile.
Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman is An Amish Secrets Novel. Charlotte Dolinsky is having a hard time since her boyfriend, Ryan broke up with her. Charlotte has let her business suffer and now she is in dire financial straits. She is about to be evicted from her apartment due to lack of payment. Charlotte has trust issues, and she thought Ryan was cheating on her. She started checking his phone and Ryan caught her which led to their break up. After seeing Ryan in a restaurant with another woman (the one Ryan stated he was not cheating on Charlotte with), Charlotte decides it is time for a change. Charlotte was happiest when she was with in Paradise, Pennsylvania with the King family. Charlotte owns a home there thanks to her brother (who committed suicide). Charlotte decides to return to Paradise, sell the home (because of the bad memories), and the money will allow her to start over. Charlotte will stay with the King family. Then Charlotte receives a call from Hannah King stating that Jacob has run away. He was engaged to marry Annie (he is only 17), but the world is calling to him (he has always wanted for further his education). Jacob ends up in Houston at Charlotte’s apartment. Charlotte lets him stay, but he has to leave at the end of the month. She tries to convince him to return home, but does not have any luck. Charlotte leaves Jacob in Houston as she heads for Paradise. Things are not rosy in Paradise for Annie Byler. Annie discovers she is pregnant with Jacob’s child. If Jacob does not come home and marry her, Annie will be shunned (harsh). Annie’s father is less than pleased. His reaction sends Annie running to Aunt Faye (who is a little batty). Daniel, Annie’s brother, needs Charlotte’s help with Annie. Daniel and Charlotte slowly get to know each other and a friendship develops between them (they know it cannot be more than friendship). Life is never dull in Paradise. To see what happens with Charlotte, Annie, Jacob, and Daniel read Love Bears All Things.
Love Bears All Things is the second book in the series and you really do need to read Her Brother’s Keeper in order to understand all the dynamics. The first book sets the stage for Love Bears All Things. The novel is well-written and engaging. I like the messages in the book. I did find a few things were repeated in the novel (mostly in the beginning regarding Ryan). Love Bears All Things is a complex novel that shows the Amish are not immune to troubles. They face the same issues as Englischers. We get to see Charlotte work to get over trust issues, resentment, dealing with her brother’s death, etc. All the characters are very realistic and relatable. I give Love Bears All Things 4 out of 5 stars. It is a heartwarming story. I look forward to reading the next book in An Amish Secrets Novel series.
I want to tell you how much I appreciate you visiting my blog. There is a new Masterpiece show on PBS tonight that I hope will be good (we need something to replace Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge). It is called The Dorrells in Corfu (at 8 p.m. EST). For those of you that are cozy mystery fans, there is a new Aurora Teagarden movie on Hallmark Movie and Mysteries tonight at 9 p.m. (EST). It is Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden movie. I love watching the movie and trying to solve the crime before it is revealed (I love puzzles). I will return tomorrow with another great (in my humble opinion) review! Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader