In Beth Wiseman’s novel, Love Bears All Things, readers learn that Charlotte Dolinsky has not had an easy life, from childhood on. She and her brother were in foster care, her brother died tragically and her relationship with her boyfriend ended. Then there is the matter of her precarious financial situation. Further circumstances lead her back to her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Charlotte has many of her own issues to deal with, but what she is drawn into with her Amish friends further complicates her life. What does the future hold for Charlotte and her friends? Can she live in two worlds?
This is a multi-layered and meaningful story. The characters are well developed and their stories are emotionally stirring. Their world becomes very real to the reader. I found this to be a well written and engrossing novel. Highly recommended.
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What struck me the most while reading Long Way Gone, by Charles Martin, is that I felt I was in the room with the protagonist, Cooper O’Connor, listening to him tell his story. And what a story it is. Cooper is a musically gifted eighteen year old. He leaves his father and his home and heads to Nashville where his life takes a downward spiral. A chance encounter changes this, albeit briefly. Tragedy strikes and he eventually returns home. A surprise encounter with someone from his past just might change his future.
Faith and unconditional love are just two of the serious issues the author presents He delves into the impact that ones desires, ideals and choices can have. This is a deep and profound novel which is exquisitely written. Highly recommended.
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