Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

Book Description
When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between her family and her forbidden love.

Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the Englisch.

Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community’s new Englisch veterinarian, Grant Williams. His blue-gold eyes and his obvious concern for her people attract her immediately. Sarah seeks solace and direction from the Lord as she creates a quilt pattern which details her struggle between two worlds.

The Lord is guiding Sarah to follow His will, but will she listen?

My Thoughts
This book was pretty good. It was my first Amish fiction in a long time and this was a good, sweet read! Sarah takes over the family's roadside fruit/veggie stand and meets Grant Williams who is not Amish. The couple grow as friends then fall in love. Grant leaves and Sarah is left to sort out her feelings.
I loved the language used through the book. The writer definitely did her research on this and incorporated it well into the book. Her father knows from the beginning that Sarah is special and I love how that is shown. Sarah is such a sweet soul and the heartbreak so real that you hurt for her. Grant is a wonderful man with a great heart. The story is realistic and the family is wonderful, can't wait to read more about them!
I rate it a 4/5. Good read with a good message!

Thank you to Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.