Monday, June 17, 2019

Love's Truest Hope by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Mary Alford

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About the Book

Book: Love’s Truest Hope
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Mary Alford
Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish
Release date: May 28, 2019
Love's Truest Hope coverMission of Love blurb
A nontraditional Amish man called to minister to the inner-city youth. An overwhelmed Amish woman terrified of the idea. When lies and manipulators threaten to destroy her life, she’s forced outside her comfort zone. Will she learn that God’s love spreads to more than just her people?
Plain Redemption
Spring is a long way in coming to the Big Sky country of Montana, and Lyddie Hershberger is still living in the winter of her life. First her husband died a little more than a year earlier, then Lyddie lost their unborn child. Now, an accident sends her father-in-law to the hospital clinging to his life. Will the gloom of winter ever leave their West Kootenai community?
When word of his daed’s accident reaches Thomas Hershberger in Colorado, he rushes home to find all his old sins waiting for him there, along with the woman who destroyed his heart. His brother’s widow, Lyddie Hershberger.
After someone breaks into the family home while Thomas and Lyddie are at the hospital, it soon becomes apparent that his father’s accident is anything but.
As Lyddie and Thomas struggle to understand why someone wishes their family harm, old feelings of love resurface. Is it possible for Thomas to overcome the guilt he feels for his part in his brother’s death and convince Lyddie that their love can melt any heartache standing in their way?
Bid for Love
The top bidder in the Amish silent auction wins a day of yardwork from Marty and two of his friends. But why did this wealthy Englischer pay so much money when she has a professional lawn service? Marty is shocked to when she offers him money to turn her granddaughter Amish. He refuses, but when Olivia and her grandmother both end up missing, Marty is fingered for the crime. How can he ever prove his innocence when all the clues the police find point to his guilt?
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My Review:
I've rather become a Hilton fan, so I knew I had to read this book. I have read prior collections with Hilton. This collection had stories I liked more than some of the others.  Missions of Love - I wish this story was an entire book because it ended too sharply and felt like it had so much more to share. I still liked the inner-city calling for an Amish person.  This story focused on how different out settings can be from home and "abroad" and facing fears with God's help. 

A Bid For Love - It's silent auction time again. This time, yard work is involved. Three Amish young folks find themselves hired for a fee that is staggering. The proceeds are going to charity, but what yard needs this much work, and why? The second chance at love theme and the mystery made this story fun and strong. 

Plain Redemption -As a widow, Lyddie is understandably upset that her father-in-law has been hurt. Now Thomas has to help take care of his Dad, and he's nowhere near over losing his brother.  Stalking, Lyddie is being stalked. Let's not leave out that there was an accident and now it seems it was not an accident at all because now very un-Amish like things are happening. Who is behind the break-ins and why? I liked the suspense in this story, as well as forgiveness and healing themes. 

This was a good collection, it was just a bit sad the stories had to be short ones in a collection and not full-length novels. 

4 Stars 

About the Authors
Laura pictureLaura V. Hilton’s Bio
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
rachel goodRachel J. Good
Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. The bestselling author of several Amish romance series, she grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her stories. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farms and attending family events. Rachel has more than 40 books in print or forthcoming for both children and adults under several pen names.
Mary AlfordMary Alford’s Bio 
Mary Alford is a bestselling author of over fifteen novels who loves giving her readers the unexpected. Combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that test their faith and result in novels the reader doesn’t want to put down.

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James Robert said...

Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a really interesting and great read.

Calvin F. said...

Sounds like a fun read, cool and unique

Calvin F. said...

What a nice share, thanks for this. Cool book