Book Review – “What The Heart Sees”

What the Heart Sees is a collection of Amish charming romances by Kathleen Fuller.  The three stories included were previously published under the titles An Amish Christmas, An Amish Gathering, and An Amish Love, but in this book were entitled A Miracle for Miriam, A Place of His Own, and What the Heart Sees. 

The first has a powerful message.  Seth seriously hurt Miriam with some harsh comments when they were teenagers, and she has forgiven him.  However, the damage to her self-confidence has been done, and she finds it hard to forget several years later when he returns.  

 The second was my personal favorite.  Amanda was excited when her childhood friend, Josiah, returns after ten years.  It is shocking to her when she finds that he is bitter and not planning to stay, but she stubbornly refuses to ignore him.  Instead, she perseveres in trying to help, even when his attitude makes it extremely difficult, resulting in discovering reasons for his previous departure that she cannot remedy.

The third tells an enchanting tale of dealing with tragedy.  Ellie is certain she will never find love as a blind Amish woman.  Christopher has returned home five years after the same tragedy that took the life of his fiancé and Ellie’s sight.  They must work through her fears and his unforgiving heart in order to have any peace.

All three stories were marvelous, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys reading Amish fiction.  The book also includes several beneficial extras, including a glossary of Amish terms, reading group guides, and Amish recipes. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from  Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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