Sunday, January 29, 2017

Two Suitors for Anna: A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel

Salutations!  Thank you for visiting and reading my latest book evaluation.  It is a cold and wet Sunday.  The perfect day for relaxing inside with a good book, hot chocolate, and a movie playing on the television.

Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber is A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel.  Anna Plank has been seeing Noah Schwartz for the last three years since her family moved to Berlin, Ohio.  Lately, though, Noah has begun to grate on her nerves.  Noah likes to change things up, and he keeps pushing Anna.  Anna is happy with her life, family and job at Grace’s Dry Goods Shop.  Noah has a big surprise for Anna.  After they marry, he wishes to move to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Anna does not wish to leave her family and start over especially since Noah is not sure that he wants to settle forever in Lancaster.  Noah moves forward with his plans and moves within a week to Lancaster.  Daniel Bontrager has just moved to Berlin from Lancaster (what a coincidence).  Daniel is taking over his deceased brother’s farm.  Daniel is instantly taken with Anna and is happy to hear that she is now available.  Daniel slowly gets to know Anna, and they start spending more time together.  Daniel is especially helpful with Anna’s younger sister, Leah.  Leah gets involved with an Englischer who cannot take no for an answer.  But then Noah returns to town.  Anna’s heart is torn between these two men.  Anna will need to pray and ask for God’s guidance so she can make the right decision.  Then something unexpected enters Anna’s life that will complicate her decision, but it will greatly enhance her life.  Return to Berlin, Ohio to see what choice Anna will make and catch up with the characters we have come to know and love in Two Suitors for Anna.

Two Suitors for Anna is well-written, has a good pace, lovely setting, and a nice time period (1903).  I liked the characters.  They are realistic and relatable (they feel like real people).  I give Two Suitors for Anna 4.25 out of 5 stars.  The only negative comment I have is that I did find the book predictable.  I knew what would happen once April Cooper entered the scene.  I like the life lessons provided by the author.  Two Suitors for Anna is an uplifting novel.  I enjoyed reading this book, and I stayed up late to finish it (I knew how it would end, but I still wanted to read it).  Two Suitors for Anna can be read alone, but I recommend checking out the other books in A Keepsake Pocket Quilt series.  All the books in the series are heartening stories that will leave you with a smile on your face and good feeling in your heart (corny, but true).  Two Suitors for Anna will be out on Tuesday, January 31.  

Change of Heart (currently $1.99 on Amazon) and Grace's Forgiveness are the other two books in A Keepsake Pocket Quilt series.  I am currently reading Fever in the Dark by Ellen Hart (slow starter). May each and every one of you have a happy night.  I have a few chores to finish up before I relax.  I will return tomorrow to review Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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