Laura V. Hilton The Postcard

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The Postcard (from Promised to Another) David  Lapp survived a  “code blue”  when he  was in  a  buggy/semi  truck accident  in Seymour, Missouri. Now after extensive therapy he has lingering mobility problems and is still  struggling to find his place in the world. Lured away from Webster County by thoughts of closed buggies and a postcard friendship he’s developed with an Amish girl in Jamesport, he moves north, hoping for a fresh start. He finds work in the area tying flies and basket weaving, selling his products in the Amish markets in the Jamesport area. Rachel Miller dreams of travel, but feels tied to her Amish life. She is being courted by Obadiah  Graber,  but  wonders  if  there’s  more  to  life.  When  she  sees  David’s  name mentioned in The Budget, she strikes up a pen pal friendship with David while he’s in the hospital and in therapy, consoling him when he and his girlfriend part ways. She never dreams that David will come north and move into her community. David is still fearful in the buggy, especially in high traffic areas. Feeling he’s called by God to preach, David spends hours in the Bible, but the Amish discourage him, believing their ministers should be drawn by lot. Will David follow his call, even if it takes him out of the Amish church?Will Rachel realize her dream to travel?

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Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-homemom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor. Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County,as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard in April 2015, and The Birdhouse in September 2015. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.

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Someone Always Loved You by Brooke Williams

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OVERVIEW- His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.
REVIEW- This is one of those books…told in third person, depicting the lives of many different people at different times in their lives. I usually find this point in books very irritating, but with Someone Always Loved You, I found this the best aspect of the book. The story was at a neutral pace throughout constantly changing from scene to scene, time to time. The plot that was conceived from Brooke’s imagination is one that kept me constantly guessing. This is one of the best books I have read in a long, long time. The characters, especially, were very well thought out and described. My favorite character would have to be Evan Rodriguez, who isn’t spoken about too much in the novel, yet plays a very essential character. I don’t know how I can describe the greatness of this book, without giving anything away, but the way this story has unfolded, was something I never expected. The realization of guilt, family, friends, and love, is highly concentrated on by Williams and, in my eyes, there is nothing to criticize in her work. To pick a favorite scene from this book is very difficult for me as I loved every page of it, but the end was a perfect end to a perfect novel, and I don’t think anyone could’ve written it better. There was one character in particular that I started despising( I don’t want to name him, if you read the book you’ll know who I am talking about) but towards the final pages of the book, I started viewing things from his eyes, and It churned a lot of emotions in me. This is a marvelous read.  Make sure you don’t miss out! One of the best story’s ever to be told