Friday, October 14, 2016

The Angel of Forest Hill Review


 About the Book

A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.
Because of Joel s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God s providence is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ s birth.

When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?" (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

 This is a perfect Christmas book. The cover is stunning and folks, even if you don't really like Amish, you might like this story! The setting is great and while this is a fairly short story, though spanning years, it captured my attention. There are two hurting people who end up thrown together in unusual circumstances. What I loved about this is they didn't fall in love and live happily ever after right away. There is no gushy over the top unrealistic romance. This is an honest story of people who actually need time to heal. Very well written and perfect to cuddle up and read with this winter. 
Five stars. 

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. 

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