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Review: The Promise of a Letter

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Review: The Promise of a Letter

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Amish Romance
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: August 15, 2017

Roman Gingrich has left his Amish roots behind, but he finds it’s not as easy to live on the other side of the fence as he expected. When he receives word that his beloved grandmother has died, he travels back to his hometown to pay his respects at her gravesite. Running into his stern, unloving father – one of the main reasons he left in the first place – was not in his plan, but having him hand him a letter from his grandmother was an unexpected gift. He has no idea that, in addition to her blessing on his life, she will ask him to do the hardest thing he’s ever done. Reconcile with his brother, Daniel.

Leanna Chupp has always made her own way among her people. She can’t cook, hates to sew, thinks gardening is boring, but is the best mechanic in her community. Working for Daniel in his mechanic shop is a dream come true, until gossip gets her fired. She has no idea what to do with herself, and is further hurt when Roman returns, seemingly stepping into her job. She has no idea that he’s more baffled than she is about why she’s not there anymore.

As Roman works to repair his relationship with his brother, and with the church, he begins to realize that Leanna brings fun, joy and laughter into his life where there hasn’t been any of that in far too long. Yes, she’s taller than he is and she’s a better mechanic, but she’s also proving to be the best friend he has. Can he prove to her that he has no intention of leaving again, and that he sees beauty where others see undesirable?

This second book in Kathleen Fuller’s Amish Letters series, has some of the most fun scenes I’ve read, and some of the most tragic. Leanna is a hoot! She’s 6′ tall in a world where women are petite. She hates doing pretty much everything that is expected of women in an Amish society, but, boy, can she fix an engine! She doesn’t give much thought to how she looks, nor does it matter to her how tidy her home is. Daniel and Roman grew up in a home where love was never part of the equation, at least, not until their grandmother moved in. Because of her, they knew love and acceptance.

This has been a wonderful series. Lovers of Amish fiction should snap this up as this story has it all: plenty of angst for the drama lover, tender romance for the romantics, and lots of humor for everyone. I highly recommend!

Rated G: No issues here.

Reviewer’s copy was personally purchased.

 

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