Sunday, September 16, 2012

{BookSneeze Review} Arms of Love by Kelly Long

It's no secret that many "Englishers" enjoy Amish fiction. I'm one of them. I also really love historical novels. Mix the two together and toss in a bit of romance and I was hooked from the start. Arms of Love is a look at an early Amish settlement in America during the Revolutionary War.

The book description:
The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today.

Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.
Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he’s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he’s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.
Based on the above one might think they have the book figured out. Don't. I felt that the author did an excellent job of tossing in some unexpected elements that made this book vastly different and very unique from typical Amish romance books.

I completely enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it. The book can be purchased as a paperback from Thomas Nelson or via Amazon as either a paperback, hardcover, or Kindle version (which is how I read this particular book).

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