Thursday, 11 April 2013

Review - Threads of Grace

Threads of Grace
By Kelly Long
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub. Date: February 12, 2013
ISBN: 978-1595548726
Pages: 304


As many of my blog readers know, I'm a fan of Amish fiction as I have reviewed countless titles on here in the last few years. My recent Amish read is the eBook Threads of Grace by Kelly Long, which I received free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Grace Raber hasn't had such a simple life as she once dreamed about. She married a rich framer, Silas Beiler, that she didn't love to help pay off her family's debt. She thought maybe she would grow to love him over time, but she was wrong as the man is controlling, cruel, and cares nothing about her feelings. Silas emotionally, verbally, and psychically abuses her.

Once her Autism son, Abel, was born, she prays to the Lord for help and eventually Silas dies. Grace and Abel quickly move to a new Amish community in another state to start a new and better life. Before long, Grace meets a younger Seth Wyse, who is instantly in love with her. Grace wants to fall in love, but she fears of being hurt again.

Amish marriages are different than ours as if a husband dies, a woman has six months to get married or the husband's single brother can take claim. Now, six months have passed and Silas's brother, Tobias, locates Grace and demands her hand in marriage.

Grace knows that Tobias is abusive just like his brother, so she has no other choice but to marry a man she barely knows, Seth.

There are a lot things going on in Threads of Grace starting from the very first chapter. Yes, I know there have been many other books about a woman marrying a man she barely knows to get out of an awkward situation of some kind, but Thread of Grace is more original with several twists and turns that I didn't see coming. Overall, I more than enjoyed reading this romantic Amish tale and I recommend it others.


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