Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Review: A Man of His Word

A Man of His Word (Hearts of Middlefield Series, Book 1)
Book Details:
Title: A Man of His Word
Author: Kathleen Fuller
2009, Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-1-59554-812-2
Genre: Christian Fiction

Book Summary (from the back cover):
In just a few short months, Moriah Miller's perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. He's left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young woman's aid.

But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy for Moriah. Gabriel Miller - Levi's twin - longs for an intimate commitment that might someday bind them to one another. Convinced of the impossibility of his dream, Gabriel settles for a mere friendship with the woman he loves.

Moriah bravely goes on with her life, adjusting to her new role in their tight knit Amish community and preparing for the birth of her child. She is unaware that her brief marriage - once idealized as the happiest time in her life - may have been merely a shadow of the kind of love God has created her for. A love that can mend the soul, renew her heart, and give her a future filled with hope ... if only she'll let it.

My Review:
A lady at my church gave this book to me knowing I like to read. I wasn't sure what it was about and didn't know anything about the author when she gave it to me, but I enjoy a nice story about Amish people. I've been a fan of Beverly Lewis's Amish stories in the past, so I figured I'd enjoy this one.

This is a nice story. The characters are pretty well written, if a little gullible. I think the main character, Moriah, should have seen what her husband did coming, but other than that it is a good story with a good plot. It was fairly predictable, as these stories go, but that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable. One think I really liked is that the whole story wasn't just about Moriah, Levi and Gabriel, but it also followed the story of Moriah's brother Tobias, and another girl, Rachel. I almost enjoyed their part of the story better!

I would recommend this book to others who enjoy a good book about the Amish community.

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