Saturday, July 10, 2010

REVIEW: Sarah's Garden

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Kelly Long and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Sarah's Garden" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Kelly Long’s novel “Sarah’s Garden” is a sweet story of Amish life and the outside world. Responsibilities change when Sarah’s sister marries, adding the task of manning the King family’s produce stand outside of the Amish community. This change leads Sarah to an encounter that will change her life with the introduction of a forbidden love.

Grant Williams has come to rural Pennsylvania to set up a practice as a veterinarian. Upon meeting Sarah, he is smitten. As they continue to interact and build upon their relationship, Sarah creates a quilt for her sister’s baby and Grant creates a garden under Sarah’s tutelage. Pouring their love and desperation into their tasks, how can anything good come of this?

There is something sweet, pure and simple about Amish romance. The importance of family values and focus on God is prevalent throughout this book. The reading guide included would be a good tool for use with your reading group or to use on your own to glean deeper insight.

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