Monday, December 9, 2013

Awakened Love Blog Tour (Amish Of Webster County V3)

Title: Awakened Love
Genre: Amish Contemporary Romance
Author: Laura V. Hilton
Publisher:  Whitaker House
Pages: 288
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1603745086
Format: Paperback, Kindle
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About the Book:

Katie Detweiler grew up Amish, never knowing she was adopted as an infant. Now an adult, her new job as cook at an Amish bed and breakfast doesn’t bring about the euphoria she hoped for. Just as she’s getting her menu perfected, the Englisch family and severely ill sister she never knew existed enter her life and strain her Amish relationships. Plus, Katie suddenly has two different men vying for her attention—one Amish, one Englisch—and she wonders if one of them could be the man of her dreams. But when her Englisch sister’s health worsens, Katie must find a way to balance her heart, her job, and her faith while risking her own life for the sister she never knew.

He’s hiding from a cold-blooded killer; her Amish identity has been stripped away. Both must find a way to balance their hearts, their jobs, and their faith.

My Review: 

I think this has to be the first Amish book that I have read that actually had gossip in it. A very nasty girl, spreading false lies, destroying her close friends reputation, self esteem and appeared to be loose with her virtue. I was really blown away. What I liked was through it all God was at the center of how to handle the conflict. With each problem that arose Gods word was searched and applied with the wisdom that Hid ways are greater than ours, even when you do not understand them.

Laura really delved into a lot of different issues you don't read to much about in Amish books: adoption, premarital sex, outside Englisch family members, drug abuse, addiction and manipulation made this a very interesting read. 

I liked the little guide at the front of the book for common Amish phrases and words. Although this is the 3rd book in the Webster County series, it stands nicely on its own accord.I have not read the other 2 books in the series, but now I cannot wait to. 

The only negative thing I can say about this book is it ended abruptly to me. I hope there is a sequel, I need to find out what happens to Katie and Abram.

My Goodreads Review
My Amazon Review

About the Author:

Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. 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, and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love and Awakened Love. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport, releasing in April 2014, September 2014, and April 2015. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as part of the blog tour participation from Pumpupyourbooks. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. 

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