Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Amish Widower by Virrginia Smith

The Amish Widower (The Men of Lancaster County Book 4)
Is It Time for This Widower to Give Love One More Chance?  
After the devastating loss of his second wife, Seth Hostetler believes a lasting love is beyond all hope. A year has passed, and his mamm and sister are determined to see him happily married once again. But how can he open his heart to another woman when their relationship could end in tragedy?

On an outing with his family, Seth comes across an Amish potter hard at work and decides to try his hand at the trade. He quickly takes to this creative outlet, pouring his long-buried emotions into each utensil he shapes. Unfortunately, the fancy nature of his art draws the disapproval of his district's leadership.

His work also puts him in the path of Leah, an Englisch woman employed by the Amish to sell their wares to tourists. Despite her aloofness, there's something about her that speaks to his wounded soul. But what is Seth to do when the things he wants most threaten to pull him away from the life he's committed himself to live?

A compelling novel of second chances and the power of God to redeem hearts and dreams, set in the inviting Amish community of Lancaster County.

I for the most part enjoyed this novel. I love this type of story anyway.
I can relate to Seth in more ways than one but then, so can everyone else.
I too have lost loved ones that are dear to me and I miss them even to this day.
Time has a way of healing and soothing the soul. But you never get over missing them. In some ways, I think the Amish are wrong in deciding a year is long enough. Your see, grief has no length of time or about when its over.
Forgiveness is another issue. Even this I find hard to do. Hate will eat away at you until you are left bitter and unforgiving.
I think it goes like this without forgivingthe other person our Father will not forgive us.
Seth is a lot like me. I let my anger issues get out of control at times to the point where I even throw stuff.
I also believe that are thirds at a chance at love. Maybe this was Gods way of letting Seth know that He had other plans for him.
when we are young, oftimes we do foolish things. Without doing these foolish things we don't learn from our mistakes as young Robbie soon learns.
I had to admire Robbie. It took courage for what he had to do. E manned up and took charge of his mistake.
I find this interesting because he carried around an awful lot of guilt before hand.
I also find it kind of wrong not to take justice in because of what went on with Leah. But, at the same time I admire the Amish for that. They live in the world but not of it. Or at least they try to set themselves apart from it.
I was happy for Seth as the story went on.
I've never had to have counseling but I often times wonder it actually does help.
I will say that this a different type of Amish story. I like it because of the twists and turns that it has. I gave this a 5 stars for this reason.
Ginny did a fabulous job in bringing the characters to life and making them have real life issues that we can all relate to.
I recommend this strongly recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley.
I was not required to give a review. These are my own words.
Virginia Smith
VIRGINIA SMITH is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels (and counting!), an illustrated children’s book, and over fifty articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Her books have been finalists in many prestigious awards, and two of her novels received the Holt Medallion Award of Merit. Learn more about Ginny and her books at


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