Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lizzie's Heart by Susan Lantz Simpson

Lizzie's Heart (The Amish of Southern Maryland) by [Susan Lantz Simpson]
Happy Sunday!  It is hard to believe that it is the last day of May.  I want to share some Amish novels with you that will be releasing in the next two months.  Ophelia London has Never an Amish Bride coming out on June 30.  It is the first novel of her Honey Brook series.  His Pretend Amish Bride by Rachel J. Good also comes out June 30.  It is the 2nd book in Unexpected Amish Blessings series.  Promises of Tomorrow by Shelley Shepard Gray is the 7th book in The Walnut Creek Series and it will be out on July 6.  A Springtime Heart by Marta Perry releases July 7 and it is the 2nd book in The Promise Glen Series.  Do you have one or all of these books on your wish list?
Lizzie’sHeart by Susan Lantz Simpson has Lizzie Fisher rescuing three kittens plus a box with her biggest secret from a burning house with the aid of a stranger.  When Lizzie goes to help Mary Zimmerman with her loom, she discovers the man with the captivating blue eyes is Mary’s son, Stephen.  Stephen finds Lizzie pretty, but he just had a bad experience with a woman, so he is reluctant to date again.  Lizzie visits the Zimmerman household to teach Mary weaving and then gets to visit the puppies Stephen raises.  As they spend time together, their relationship evolves.  But Lizzie is Old Order Amish and Stephen is Old Order Mennonite.  Is there a way for them to overcome their differences?  
Amish Cat… ~ SANDY
Lizzie’s Heart by Susan Lantz Simpson is a sweet, heartwarming Amish novel.   Lizzie’s Heart is the 5th book in The Amish of Southern Maryland series.  Each book can be read on its own.  I thought Lizzie’s Heart was well-written with friendly characters and relatable situations.  I enjoyed the descriptions of Maryland.  Lizzie Fisher is twenty years old with a knack for weaving, knitting, and sewing.  She also has a soft heart where animals are concerned.  She has a habit of bringing home strays much to her mother’s dismay (she prefers an orderly, scheduled day).  Lizzie also likes to draw but she keeps it a secret.  She is afraid that the church elders will not approve and tell her to stop. I liked Lizzie’s upbeat personality and that she tries to see the best in people and situations.  Lizzie encounters Stephen when races by him to save the kittens from a burning house. Lizzie has a way of getting herself into sticky situations.  Stephen makes wood furniture and raises Golden Retrievers as service dogs.  He admires Lizzie’s artwork and Lizzie.  But Stephen recently had a bad experience with a woman and is not eager for a new relationship.  They each have an elder sibling and attempt to do a little matchmaking.  I laughed often while reading this Amish story.  I appreciated that the author took the time to explain the differences between Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite.  I found this fascinating.  I enjoyed the interactions between Mary and Lizzie.  Mary is such a kind woman who can roll with the punches after raising four boys.  I admit that I am fascinated with weaving and liked this being included in the book.  It is unique for an Amish novel.  Lizzie’s Heart is a heartening and witty Amish tale with cavorting kittens, learning a loom, playful puppies, and matchmaking mayhem.
Amish Weaver at work
Lizzie's Heart can be obtained from Amazon*.  The other novels in The Amish of Southern Maryland series are The Promise, The Mending, and The Reconciliation.  Thank you for reading my review today.  Tomorrow I am sharing The Clutter Corpse by Simon Brett.  It is the debut novel of The Decluttering Mysteries.  I hope you have a fanciful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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