Thursday, March 23, 2017
Keys of Heaven: A Book Review
Sarah Yoder is learning to help the people in her Amish community as a Dokterfraa, creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. But her latest patient seems to have a problem that can't be resolved with Sarah's remedies-a woman who, in Sarah's mind, would flourish anywhere other than where she lives. Meanwhile, as Sarah's relatives attempt a little matchmaking between her and a visiting Amish man, she struggles to let God show her His choice of partner and not allow her friendship with her neighbor, Henry Byler, to grow into anything more.
Henry has seen some success as a potter since a major store commissioned his work for their catalog. But the trouble is they want to market him as Amish. Though he was raised in the faith and lives in Amish country, Henry has never joined church and doesn't plan to. Which also means, despite the attraction between them, he must keep his distance from Sarah. But what will happen when Sarah and Henry are called upon to help a runaway whose Englisch family is blind to how lost their son has become? The plant Sarah calls Keys of Heaven can grow in impossible places, but it's hard for people to find their own place, which creates quite a temptation for Sarah to take matters into her own hands...
You can read an excerpt of Keys of Heaven here.
About The Author:
ADINA SENFT, author of the Amish Quilt series from FaithWords, earned an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania after leaving the plain church in which she grew up. Between books, she enjoys playing the piano and Celtic harp, making historical costumes, and spoiling her flock of rescue chickens.
Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I was very excited to read Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft. It was a heartwarming read that kept my attention from the first pages right to the last. The way in which the author wrote allowed me to visualize myself right in the scenes throughout the book. To me this is a sign of a wonderful book and this book was not disappointing. If you are looking for good, clean read that will perfect for reading with cozy blanket and cup of tea, this is the perfect book for you.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Keys of Heaven at your favorite Christian book retailer from Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***