About the Book
Book: Love’s Truest Hope
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Mary Alford
Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish
Release date: May 28, 2019
Mission of Love blurb
A nontraditional Amish man called to minister to the inner-city youth. An overwhelmed Amish woman terrified of the idea. When lies and manipulators threaten to destroy her life, she’s forced outside her comfort zone. Will she learn that God’s love spreads to more than just her people?
Spring is a long way in coming to the Big Sky country of Montana, and Lyddie Hershberger is still living in the winter of her life. First her husband died a little more than a year earlier, then Lyddie lost their unborn child. Now, an accident sends her father-in-law to the hospital clinging to his life. Will the gloom of winter ever leave their West Kootenai community?
When word of his daed’s accident reaches Thomas Hershberger in Colorado, he rushes home to find all his old sins waiting for him there, along with the woman who destroyed his heart. His brother’s widow, Lyddie Hershberger.
After someone breaks into the family home while Thomas and Lyddie are at the hospital, it soon becomes apparent that his father’s accident is anything but.
As Lyddie and Thomas struggle to understand why someone wishes their family harm, old feelings of love resurface. Is it possible for Thomas to overcome the guilt he feels for his part in his brother’s death and convince Lyddie that their love can melt any heartache standing in their way?
Bid for Love
The top bidder in the Amish silent auction wins a day of yardwork from Marty and two of his friends. But why did this wealthy Englischer pay so much money when she has a professional lawn service? Marty is shocked to when she offers him money to turn her granddaughter Amish. He refuses, but when Olivia and her grandmother both end up missing, Marty is fingered for the crime. How can he ever prove his innocence when all the clues the police find point to his guilt?
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Love’s Truest Hope is a wonderful collection of stories that touch on such topics such as forgiveness, second chances, loss, love, and more. Each story included in this book stands alone and the authors do a wonderful job of telling stories that capture the reader’s imagination and hearts.
Mission of Love, the first story in the collection, tells of an Amish man who is called on to minister to inner-city youth. Cindy is called to step out of her comfort zone and minister with him. On the other hand, Cindy’s sister is someone I wanted to find some common sense. I do have to say this story ended more abruptly than I would have liked it to end.
Plain Redemption details the story of a widow who lost a husband and a year ago, and then lost her unborn child. Now Lyddie’s father-in-law has been injured in an accident that they discover was not necessarily an accident. Thomas, Lyddie’s brother-in-law, returns and the two begin to rediscover their feelings for one another while dealing with danger and more. This story is fast-paced and kept my interest. Of the three stories, I felt like this story came to the most complete conclusion.
The final story, Bid for Love, chronicles the journey of a young Amish man who embarks on a journey to assist a young woman and her grandmother after the grandmother wins the bid for yardwork from Marty and his friends. Olivia moves in with Marty and his family and learns about the Amish lifestyle. Once again, I wish there was more to this story. I felt like so much more needed to be told.
So if you want to read an Amish story that does not necessarily look like typical Amish stories, check out this book for yourself.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
About the Authors
Laura V. Hilton’s Bio
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
Rachel J. Good
Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. The bestselling author of several Amish romance series, she grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her stories. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farms and attending family events. Rachel has more than 40 books in print or forthcoming for both children and adults under several pen names.
Mary Alford’s Bio
Mary Alford is a bestselling author of over fifteen novels who loves giving her readers the unexpected. Combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that test their faith and result in novels the reader doesn’t want to put down.
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