Book Review, “A Love Undone,” Cindy Woodsmall author

A Love Undone coverA Love Undone, by Cindy Woodsmall, is a wonderful book. It is the story of forbidden love, according to the rules of the Old Order Amish in one Pennsylvania district.

Jolene Keim’s parents died in a tragic accident two weeks before her wedding at age nineteen. She decided to raise her young siblings on her own, losing her fiancé in the process. Ten years later, she meets Andy Fisher and begins developing an attraction toward him. Andy believes that Jolene knows that he is a grass widower, a man whose wife has left him (and his son). According to the Amish, he cannot divorce her. When he learns of her attraction, it complicates both of their lives, especially because he reciprocates the attraction. Both are thrust into difficult situations due to the rules of their Amish districts.

I enjoyed this book very much. Cindy Woodsmall paints a lovely picture of a couple torn apart by their forbidden emotions. I especially like the side stories of Ray and Glen, and everyone could use a friend as supportive as Lester. I also appreciated the parts regarding Jolene’s siblings’ appreciation of her sacrifice so that they could remain together as a family.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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