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What happens when you feel drawn by God step out on a limb and let go of everything you are brought up to believe in? Well in A Hopeful Heart, written by Amy Clipston, the main character Hannah has to do just that. Here is a brief summary of the book.
In A Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from best-selling author Amy Clipston, Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy. Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.
Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husband’s brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.
A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists as Hannah tries to balance her life in the Amish community and her growing love for an outsider.
I love the character of Hannah is this book. She is a strong woman who is torn between what she knows and loves and a relationship with someone not of her faith. She works very hard to try and deny the feelings that she has for Trey but it seems that no matter what she does she cannot deny her feelings.
I also love the fact that the author pointed out that sometimes things are not what they seem. And that gossip cannot only hurt the person that it is about but also those around them as well. Hannah’s children also have to deal with decisions that Hannah makes. What I love about this is that at no time does Hannah cross the line and do anything improper. But because there are others in the community who are so quick to judge Hannah and her family suffer. Hannah is a strong woman and not once does she waver in her faith in God. When the situation goes from bad to worse, she turns more and more to prayer. I love characters like that.
This is a book to read on rainy day cuddled up with in bed. In fact that is exactly when I read this book. LOL
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