Published by Thomas Nelson on August 15th 2017
Genres: Amish Fiction
Also by this author: An Amish Home, Written in Love, An Amish Summer, Words from the Heart
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A letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay.
Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don't go as planned, Roman's prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn't plan to stay for long.
Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her small community of Birch Creek. Though some may call her unconventional--strange, even--Leanna is happy. Her unique outlook on life has meant she's never had many suitors pursuing courtship, which Leanna doesn't mind. She is content being single.
But when Roman and Leanna find themselves working together again, everything changes. Though neither fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other. The question remains: will this strengthening bond be enough to make Roman stay for good?
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What struck me in the first book was the relationship that came out of written letters between two Amish. In The Promise of a Letter, we see how a letter can impact a family.
Roman, wanting to do more with his life, is ready to leave his Amish ways. His grandmother, who he loved, dies and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother. He decides to go back home, but he doesn’t plan on staying long.
Leanna Chupp was a very interesting character in this book. She works in a small engine repair shop, which is unusual for an Amish girl. Since she works with men on a regular basis, a rumor about her starts being spread. My heart felt for her as she had to deal with the rumor and the pain it caused her. There was an important lesson that comes out through this in the story.
Kathleen did an amazing job with this story! I’m impressed how she took something so simple, like writing letters, and turned it into an engaging story that transported me right into the pages of the book. Now I can’t wait until Words from the Heart releases!