Series: Amish Letters #3
Published by Thomas Nelson on February 13th 2018
Genres: Amish Fiction
Also in this series: Written in Love
Also by this author: An Amish Home, Written in Love, An Amish Summer, The Promise of a Letter (Amish Letter #2)
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Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon . . .
Ivy Yoder hasn’t heard from John King in over a year. She knows it’s time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she’s humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction.
Noah Schlabach isn’t from Birch Creek, or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there?
As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love—even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves.
Words from the Heart is a moving story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward.
Get ready for a touching love story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward. Join Ivy Yoder and Noah Schlabach in the attic as they discover a bundle of letters with a neatly tied red ribbon and uncover a lost love in Kathleen Fuller's Words from the Heart.
I have loved this series from the beginning, particularly the role the letters have played, but this one might just be my favorite of them all. There is undoubtedly a connection between Noah and Ivy and I enjoyed the way Fuller made this story unique.
Ivy had plans of marrying John King but hasn't heard from him in over a year, so those plans seem to be slipping away. On top of that, she feels embarrassed being one of the oldest single women in the community.
Noah played an interesting role in this story. He is an auctioneer, and I enjoyed reading about his profession. Noah doesn't live in the same community as Ivy or even the same state, but his aunt does and she asks him and Ivy to help clean out her attic. Noah hopes to find some exciting things in the attic and with his auctioning experience, he knows how to value the items they find. What neither Noah or Ivy plan to find is a bundle of letters written during the Korean War.
Pretty soon Noah, Ivy, and I were swept up in the story of two young people falling in love. I'm pretty sure my favorite scene in this book was Noah and Ivy reading the letters, and I was glad I was able to be on that journey with them. The letters were touching and pulled at my heartstrings.
Words from the Heart was a beautiful and engaging story. Fuller transported me right into the pages of this book and created characters who were personal. This story was an excellent installment in her Amish Letters series.