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FAITH OF HER OWN
A Middlefield Amish Novel
Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves?
Ever since Anna Mae’s childhood friend Jeremiah left their Amish community, she’s questioned her own place in the Amish world. The Amish life feels as if it’s closing in on her, and with her mother trying to set her up with potential suitors, Anna Mae feels trapped in a life she’s not sure she wants anymore. But she’s never told anyone that she longs for a tiny taste of freedom—freedom that could be very costly.
When Jeremiah suddenly reappears in Middlefield to help his mentor, Yankee veterinarian Dr. Miller, new questions surface for Anna Mae, along with feelings she’d never fully acknowledged before.
As Anna Mae and Jeremiah rekindle their friendship, old feelings take on new meaning. Yet the question still lingers: What is God’s plan for her life? Should she stay, keeping loyal to her Amish family, or does God have a bigger plan—one that provides more freedom than she could imagine? The answers do not come easily, and the answer to God’s call may lie in different directions . . . for both of them.
Includes Reading Group Guide
- Series: A Middlefield Amish Novel
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0529102781
- ISBN-13: 978-0529102782
Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man Of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, The Mysteries of Middlefield. Website: www.kathleenfuller.com, Twittter: @TheKatJam Facebook, Author Kathleen Fuller.
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently live in Geneva, Ohio. I've been married to James for 21 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!) We have three terrific children, three dogs, and have raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 21. A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don't take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate?
From the beginning to the end, this was another wonderful novel set in Middlefield. The author has set a lot of her books there. This book has some of the characters from the book Secrets of Middlefield series that the author wrote for middle school readers. Even though a series, A Faith Of Her Own is a stand alone. There is no dependency on any of the other books. The story was so wonderful. The pages couldn't be turned fast enough. The author wrote the characters with some complexity to their lives. Their lives don't contain any simple solutions. The main characters in the book are Anna Mae and Jeremiah. God has put them on a path and they are struggling to stay there. Even though they were struggling they were using their faith and strength to follow what God wanted each of them to do. A couple of fun characters were Caleb and Bekah. Their relationship had a lot of complexity to it. As the reader follows the book, you get to see them grow and discover the strengths of each other. There was a couple from a previous book which you can still follow their story, Johnny and Katie. I enjoyed this wonderful, interesting and clean book from page one to the end. It's interesting to see that the Amish have problems and struggles too. For some reason people think because their lives are more simple that they have no problems or struggles. That's not true. They're just like us. They have their trials and tribulations just like everyone else. They rely on their faith to get them through. I would recommend this wonderful book to everyone who loves Amish books or even if you don't.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, A FAITH OF HER OWN from BookLook Bloggers and the author, Kathleen Fuller for my view of the book.
I would give this book a solid 5 STARS.
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