The first novella is "A Choice to Forgive" and was really sweet. In it, Lydia's husband Elam has died about a year ago. What throws the story for a twist is that Elam's brother, Daniel suddenly shows up on her front porch. Normally, this is not a big deal, but fifteen years ago, Daniel and Lydia were planning on marrying and then Daniel dissappeared without telling Lydia. Lydia ended up marrying his brother, Elam instead. Her heart was hurt and this book chronicles how Lydia deals with Daniel being back. This one has a surprise plot twist in the middle.
The second novella is called "Change of Heart" and it's main character is Leah. Leah is an Amish woman who loves to write and stinks at about everything else Amish women are supposed to be good at. Further, she's not interested in marrying right now, but a certain boy is interested in her. This one was my favorite!
The third novella is called "Healing Hearts" about a husband, Naaman, who up and goes on vacation without his family and doesn't come back for a year. His wife, Levina is surprised when he comes back. This story is about Levina and their children dealing with Naaman being back all this time. This story has a really great message when you read it the whole way through. Very encouraging.
I wasn't sure I'd like these after I read the first story. It sort of dragged and was predictable. Until the plot twist. However, I LOVED the second story and the third one was really encouraging. It has a great message and gives you cause to think. These were easy to get through, entertaining and well written. I'd recommend checking this one out of the library, (cause I rarely buy books), but it's probably not one I'll read again. Then again, I might. They were really cute. Just enough to stifle my fiction reading urge so I could get some more schoolwork done!
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