Marlena needed time to let things sink in. it was beyond her how all this could possibly work out—adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger. No more than a couple of weeks, surely.
Marlena Wenger’s life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister’s baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena’s Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.
The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis is one of her most recent stand-alone novels, and I’ve been absolutely dying to read it ever since I heard it was coming out. When I finally got the chance to read it, I was ecstatic. Fortunately, I wasn’t disappointed, as I absolutely loved this book. It was such a sweet story of love and hurt, mercy and compassion, and I was captivated until the very end. Beverly really knocked it out of the park with this one, and I have to say, I think it’s one of her best novels.
There are so many wonderful aspects to this story, and I don’t want to spoil a single one of them. Let me tell you though, there are some twists and turns that I never saw coming—and some that I did—and so many heartwarming moments that it almost made me cry. I just loved Marlena’s story, and the others stories weaved in along with hers, and I definitely loved how everything worked out in the end. It definitely made for a happy ending, that’s for sure.
All in all, I really loved this novel, and I can’t help but give it all five bookshelves. I really believe that this was one of Beverly’s best books to date, and I know I’ll definitely be reading it again. I highly recommend this read, as it is such a sweet, heartwarming story that will delight anyone who enjoys Amish novels, and even those who haven’t read one before in their lives. It’s such a great book, full of faith and kindness, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. It’s definitely worth the read!
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All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to Beverly Lewis and Bethany House Publishers.