Saturday, April 3, 2010

An Honest Love by Kathleen Fuller *****

An Honest Love by Kathleen Fuller was a fantastic read! I love her writing style and the plot was amazing.

Delving into the world of the Amish Community, this book tells the tale of two couples finding and learning to love.

Anna Esh has been deeply hurt by her previous finacee'. She moves to a new community hoping to find a new start. Her mother Edna and her open an Amish store in Middlefield, Ohio.

With many renovations needing to be done, she is introduced to Lukas Byler. Lukas is a very talented carpentry worker, that has an eye for more than just woodwork.

Lukas' patience is never ending as he patiently breaks through the walls Anna has built around herself. As Anna finds herself falling in love, she also develops a serious illness that could separate her and Lukas forever.

Aaron Detweiler has recently been released from jail after a drug related arrest. Finding his way back into the community, he commits to the church and God.

Feeling like an outcast, thinking the entire community is looking down on him for his past mistakes, he finds Elisabeth Byler. She is the one person that doesn't seem to judge him.

Elisabeth is persistent in developing their friendship. As they become closer, Aaron is finding himself wanting to be more than just friends, with feelings developing that he was sure Elisabeth would not reciprocate.

While at church, Aaron finds himself inches from Elisabeth when he jumps in the pond to save her, thinking she could not swim. Overcome by desire, he lays the gentlest of kisses upon her lips.

Elisabeth is overwhelmed and runs away. Sure he has ruined everything between them, Aaron questions his actions and his feelings. When Elisabeth leaves town to visit her friend, Aaron is sure it is due to his kiss.

Upon the return of Elisabeth, Aaron finds more than just relief of the guilt of his actions.

I highly recommend An Honest Love. This title is a gripping tale of love and emotion. Definite page turner, as you feel the emotions felt by the characters and will leave you wanting more.

Fuller did a phenomenal job writing this tale, educating you on the Amish Community as well as opening with a magnificent plot.

I give An Honest Love *****(5) Stars; BK Walker, Author of Near Suicide and Dares And Dreams.

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