The way she writes about the Amish shows a deeper understanding of life and Plain living that you don’t see in every Amish fiction novel.
She does not present a happy little fairy tale with tiny problems and silly obstacles. She shows us serious problems and tremendous obstacles – in other words, real problems and obstacles.
There is no easy path for her characters. It is a rocky and slippery slope they walk and the way through is not always clear – even to the reader.
The books AND the stories are definitely NOT predictable!
They are real stories about real people and, as difficult as it is to read – and please understand that when I say that, I mean that it’s a difficult experience, not that it’s difficult to get into or understand. Reading Kelly Irvin’s books are an incredibly emotional and wearisome experience – is incredibly rewarding and uplifting.
Even though her message is presented through great difficulty and tragedy, it is always a lesson we need! Everyone needs to learn the lessons she presents and going about it this way is much better that experiencing the tragedy for yourself.
Although, you kind of feel like you do experience it. Her writing is THAT good!
Have a box of tissues handy and make sure you don’t have anything pressing to do for a while but READ IT! It’s TOO good to miss!
Here is a bit more about “Love Redeemed” from Harvest House:
In the second book of the New Hope Amish series, acclaimed author Kelly Irvin spins a tale of romance, grief, and redemption deep in Amish country.
Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she’s earned a break…and it doesn’t hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They’ll find ways to spend time together—she’s certain of it—and their romance will have time to blossom.
But when tragedy strikes, Phoebe and Michael are torn apart by their pain and the knowledge of their guilt. As they both cope with the loss of a loved one, they will come to discover that they are worthy not only of each other’s love, but God’s love.
A tender novel of faith and family set in the heart of Amish country.
And HERE is the book page on the Harvest House website.
And HERE is a link to Kelly Irvin’s website!
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