Sunday, September 06, 2009
About the book:
Moriah's heart will only be safe with
A Man of His Word.
When Moriah Byler married Levi Miller, she thought they would share a long life together. She is astonished when one day he abruptly leaves the Order, and her along with it. She is hopeful that they'll reconcile, but Levi has a fatal accident. Unbeknownst to him, Moriah is pregnant.
Moriah finds herself alone and unsure where to turn. She's reticent about trusting her heart to anyone. What Moriah doesn't know is that Levi's twin, Gabriel, has loved her for years, but has kept this to himself. Gabriel is a man of his word--and a man of God's word. After another unexpected tragedy, Moriah must learn to unguard her heart and accept his love so she can be made whole again.
A Man of His Word pulled me into the world of the Amish and the author's writing style kept me there. I am not a huge fan of Amish fiction, but I'd have to say that this book was one of the best Amish novels that I've read to date. The characters were likeable and believable. There were also two love stories occuring at the same time, which really kept the pace moving along. While devoid of physical passion, the emotional pull between these two love interests was intense and compelling. The spiritual lessons they learned were practical. My heart especially went out to Gabriel. He was an amazing hero.
Truthfulness is a strong thread woven into this story. The author shows how sometimes keeping things from people to "protect" them ultimately hurts them more. Also seeking God's will for each circumstance is critical to our ultimate peace. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
A Man of His Word was published by Thomas Nelson and released in Sept. 2009.