I recently finished reading A Marriage of the Heart. Of course, I fell in love with the name of the book! There were three stories included, all about Amish couples and their struggles in their lives. I really enjoy a good romance and found myself wanting to know how things were going to work out for them. It's fun when I find a great book that pulls me in and it feels like I'm in another world.
The first story, A Perfect Secret, is about two lifelong friends that we're happy with each other but Rose wondered if their was more adventure somewhere else and if she was just settling for normalcy. There is some secrets going on that Rose didn't know about with her friend and she finds herself involved in a way that is surprising and exciting.
The second story, Christmas Cradles, was my favorite. I once thought about becoming a Midwife but didn't want the full responsibilities involved with bringing a new life into this world. I also love anything medical with me being a Nurse. The story is about Anna Stolis who is a Midwife, her Aunt goes on a vacation and she works for her while she is away. The winter weather has brought a big storm to complicate the possible deliveries that Anna has to attend to. An Amish man was assigned to help her drive the buggy to the three women that were in need. During these trips, they have challenges and adventures that draw them closer together and they learn things about themselves that they didn't know before.
The third story, A Marriage of the Heart, starts out with a lie from Abigail about Joseph and his inappropriate advances. This causes her father to request that Joseph marry his daughter or leave the community. Joseph decides to marry her and then they have to work on figuring out their real relationship. There is many ups and downs but the whole story is full of true love and commitment.
Quote of the week
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." ~ Peg Bracken
Here are a few pictures from this weekend...
Christmas Tree Lights and Ornaments
Delicious Cookies from the Cookie Exchange! Yum
Have a fun rest of the week and if you participate in Wordless Wednesday be sure to leave a link to your blog as I can't wait to visit!