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December 4, 2013

AWAKENED LOVE by Laura V. Hilton

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                           RATED 5 PIES                                                                     

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Awakened Love (Amish Of Webster County #3)

Amish of Webster County
Book 3
 Laura V. Hilton

2012 Laurel Award Winning Author
Published September 1st 2013
 by Whitaker House
(first published August 14th 2013)

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(from back cover)

OVERVIEW  (from Goodreads)
Twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed-and-breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round-the-clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a "customer" reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her biological sister needs a bone marrow transplant.Twenty-two-year-old Abram Hilty has fled the drama of Shipshewana, Indiana, for Seymour, Missouri, where he's staying with his cousin Micah Graber. His plan is to hide, from a girl he no longer cares about and also from a cold-blooded killer. Uncomfortable sharing his past and afraid of the consequences, he buries his troubles deep inside. When he meets Katie Detweiler, he is immediately attracted, but his pursuit of her is complicated by the problems of.....
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The main character in this book is Katie Detweiler.  She is Amish in Webster County. Be sure you set aside some time to spend on this book.  Once you open the book, you're there for the duration.  You are hooked. You can't turn the pages fast enough.  There is so much happening that you don't want to miss anything. Katie is very shy and doesn't stand up for herself.  She is constantly being taunted by Patsy Swartz.  Katie runs the bakery/deli at a friend's local bed and breakfast.  She has the feeling that she will never marry and have boppli. Abram Hilty came to stay with relatives including is his cousin Micah. Seymour, Missouri will never be the same.  Both Abram and Micah are attracted to Katie.Katie believes Abram has a girlfriend back in Shipshewana, Indiana so she doesn't believe Abram when he says she will someday be his frau.  Then here comes Patsy again.  She loves gossip and does everything she can to make life miserable for others and happy for her.  She tells Katie that  he is courting her and they are due to wed.  Word around is that Abram is courting Katie as a joke and she feels that everyone is laughing at her. Abram has a secret and Katie discovers one of her own.  Her world is flipped upside down. Abram supports her until the Bishops order him to go home.Abram has been running from something and there is no clue what that is.  The pages start turning faster as you try to find out the secret he has and the one Katie has too. Abram is a good man and wants to do what is right but his secret is taking over his Amish way of thinking.  He needs to pray and talk to God. The only thing wrong with this book is I should have read Books 1 and 2 before Book 3. They are stand alone books but you miss out on the history of the characters. Well, I'm sorry but that is the end for me.  I want you to be surprised and surprised you'll be.  So go pick up Laura V. Hilton's books and read some  heartwarming, sometimes sad and sometimes satisfying  words. You might want to pick up the first two books also and read them in order.

I was given this complimentary copy of AWAKENED LOVE by the author Laura V. Hilton from Dorothy Thompson/Pump Up Your Book for my uncompensated opinion.

I would give this book 5 Pies.

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Laura V. Hilton
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House:
Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love and Awakened Love, releasing September 2013. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport, releasing in April 2014, September 2014, and April 2015. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

Patchwork Dreams (Amish of Seymour County, #1)A Harvest of Hearts (Amish of Seymour County, #2)Promised To Another (Amish of Seymour County, #3)
Amish of Seymour County Books 1-3

Healing Love (Amish Of Webster County #1)Surrendered Love (Amish Of Webster County #2)
Amish of Webster County,  Books 1 and 2

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1 comment:

lollipops said...

Wow, great review! Thank you sooo much for taking the time to read and review my book.