Monday, November 14, 2016
Review: The Angel of Forest Hill by:Cindy Woodsmall
About the Book:
A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.
Because of Joel s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God s providence is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?
An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ s birth.
When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Virginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?"
If you have read this review blog for long you know I'm crazy about the Amish, and you also know that Cindy Woodsmall is my all time favorite author. She in my book, can write Amish like nobody's business.The story behind the title is such a sad one. I felt so sorry for the lead character Rose. She does seem so angelic and she just wants to help a family in need but then it turns into something more for her but it looks like at least from the naked eye that those feelings won't be returned.
Rose gets into a marriage out of convenience instead of love and she by all rights feels that Joel won't even honor that marriage if he happens to fall in love with someone else. But soon all the questions that Rose has had all these years will be answered and hopefully when they are Rose can be happy for once.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.