Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review: A Shining Light by:Judith Miller

A Shining Light
About the Book:
The kind people of Amana have been her guiding light, but her greatest trial is yet to come...
West Amana, Iowa, 1890
After Andrea Wilson receives the devastating news that her husband has been lost at sea, she returns home to Iowa with her young son, Lukas. But what she finds there causes more heartache: The family farm has burned and her father has died, leaving Andrea with nothing.

Andrea must rely on the kindness of the people from the nearby Amana village who invite her to stay with them for a time. She discovers much generosity and contentment among the Amanans--especially from the tinsmith, Dirk Knefler, who takes her son under his wing. But is the simple, cloistered life in Amana what Andrea wants for Lukas's future? Is she willing to give up the comforts and freedom of the outside world? And when yet another round of shocking news comes her way, will Andrea ever be able to find the serenity and hope that have eluded her for so long?

About the Author:
Judith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. She is the author of the popular Daughters of Amana and Home to Amana series, which explore the closed communities of the Amana Colonies. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas. Learn more at www.judithmccoymiller.com.

My Review:
 Just when Andrea Wilson, was trying to move on with her life, she is consequently dealt another blow. She and her son Lukas, hear uncomprehendable news about her husband that he has been lost at sea. She decides to return to her parents home in Iowa only to be given the news that the family farm has burned to the ground and her father has died, leaving her destitute.

 But when God is in control he takes whats left and He mends us. Soon the people in Amana hear about Andrea's & Lukas and the loss that they have suffered. Not a moment too soon that aide the two of them by providing a place to stay. Soon she and Lukas capture the attention of Dirk Knefler, the local tin smith and things start looking up or do they?

 Third in the Home To Amana series, A Shining Light is a page turner and instant hit! Finally when you think you have the story all figured out another surprise pops up.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.