The Week in Reviews: ReadLove Recap For the Week Beginning February 8, 2016


Another week has come and gone at ReadLove ! Here’s what you may have missed:


Christian Chapters: A Worthy Heart by Susan Anne Mason

4 of 5 Hearts. A Heartwarming Tale of Second Chances.

No matter how broken things are, no matter how far you may have fallen, you are never beyond God’s loving reach. Susan Anne Mason’s A Worthy Heart is a story of love and redemption that ultimately proves it’s never too late to begin again.

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Christian Chapters: The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

5 of 5 Hearts. With Her Latest Work, Julie Klassen Paints A Masterpiece!

With her latest work of historical fiction, award-winning Julie Klassen outdoes even herself! Complete with humor, pathos, mystery, romance, and adventure, The Painter’s Daughter is a gem of gems. Long after you’ve finished turning its pages, this story of love, sacrifice, and redemption will live in your memory and your heart.

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Christian Chapters – Sabina: A Story of the Amish by Helen R. Martin

4.5 of 5 Hearts. Engrossing Amish Fiction From Another Era.

Several of Helen Martin’s works were turned into movies or plays, which speaks well of her talent and popularity. Therefore, it’s not surprising that Sabina: A Story of the Amish is an entertaining novel, written by a hand skilled at turning out likeable, realistic characters. For the reader of today, it is an historical novel, illuminating the Amish world as it existed at the time of its writing at the turn of the 20th century. In comparing it to modern fiction about the Amish, it’s interesting to find how little things have changed in their world, and to wonder how thin the line is between tradition and stagnation. Fans of Amish fiction ought
to include at least one of Martin’s books in their reading;
Sabina makes an excellent choice.

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Christian Chapters – An Amish Christmas Gift: Three Novellas by Various Authors

5 of 5 Hearts. As Comforting as a Hot Cup of Cocoa on a Winter’s Eve.

An Amish Christmas Gift is a good introduction to Amish Fiction and a wonderful way to get your Christmas spirit on! Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin use their pens to point out that love sometimes works in mysterious ways, so we should trust that God, in His timing, has someone special for us. For even when we are convinced we’ll never find it, love finds us.

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That’s everything that happened on ReadLove this week. See you next week!

Until then, I’d love it if you shared a bit about your week in the comments!


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