Thursday, February 21, 2013
Threads of Grace by Kelly Long
I enjoyed this Amish romance. It is more than a romance, including mystery and the Lord's healing work. Grace has fled after her abusive husband died, only to be followed by his equally evil brother. In order to save her autistic son from his Uncle, she marries handsome Seth Wyse, who has been smitten with her since she arrived in their community. She struggles with her torn feelings leftover from her first marriage as Seth tries to love her and help her to learn that she is lovable. Seth bonds with Abel, her son and finds that they both enjoy painting, an activity forbidden to their group of Amish. I found the portrayal of her son Abel, who has autism, intriguing as well as the portrayal of Kate, a "mean girl" who Grace decides to befriend. I read this book in a few hours today. I found it captivating and interesting and a very good read.