Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: Through the Autumn Air by:Kelly Irvin

 Through the Autumn Air (An Every Amish Season Novel)
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

A mysterious English stranger appears in Mary Katherine Ropp’s kitchen one autumn night, heralding the beginning of a new chapter in the widow’s life.

The mother of ten, Mary Katherine is an empty-nester who lost her husband four years earlier. She misses her husband so much, she still talks to him. She pours her creative spirit into writing stories and serves as the district’s Budget newspaper scribe. An avid reader, her dream is to open a bookstore with her English friend, but the church elders want this wayward widow to work in an Amish-owned combination store.

When an English man breaks into her house looking for food, Mary Katherine doesn’t call the sheriff. She turns to her good friend, Ezekiel, who needs a cook at the restaurant he started after his wife died ten years earlier. Mary Katherine and Ezekiel set out separately to make sure their new friend isn’t caught up in the investigation, and their efforts keep bringing them together. They’re both still so in love with their long-gone spouses, so when the sparks begin to fly, they are beyond confused. Is it possible to find “The One” more than once in a lifetime?

But as Mary Katherine stands by her dear friend after the death of her husband, Mary Katherine is reminded of the terrible risk in giving her heart to someone. Can these two people, well-versed in the pain of loss, put the past behind them and trust in the hope of the future?

My Review:
 What a beautiful story of two lost souls. They devoted their lives to their now passed on spouses only to have that love reawakened in a way they never imagined. Their stories though similar seem miles apart. Time and time again things in life place them together and its not too long before God plants a tiny ember that suggests an open flame that is starting to burn.

 Mary Katherine seems so sweet and gentle in spirit my heart went out to her from the start. Ezekiel still longing for his wife continues on in her stead and cooking at their restaurant that once brought him joy now seems like a distant memory.

 The lives of these two sweet souls will definitely prick your heart.

I absolutely loved the story and the cover was perfect!

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