Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long book review for WW


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!  







29 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect book for this time of year...and look at all those cookies!! Yum!

    Happy WW :)
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Paula,
      :) Thanks for visiting, your daughter's are beautiful!

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    1. Hi Bree, I know! Our cookies are almost gone:)

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    1. Hi Tammi,
      Merry Christmas to you too!
      xoxo

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  4. Awesome photos. I want to wish you and your family a joyous, meaningful holiday.

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  5. Beautiful pictures.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/12/wordless-wednesday-running-through.html

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  6. Those photos were lovely :-)

    Have a brilliantly fantabulosa Christmas

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    1. :-) I hope you have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Christmas!

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  7. What a cute picture! I keep wanting to be a midwife, too … without the work and responsibility, lol. :) I love the idea, anyhow. Maybe I should just read more books about it and daydream, hey?

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    1. Hee Hee, good idea! Daydreaming is the best:)

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  8. The book sounds like it has some uplifting stories that I would enjoy too. What a great photo of the kids. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Kristi. The book did have a lot of great adventures. I really enjoyed it.

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  9. Who can say no to cookies? You have a beautiful family, Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks Julie! All our cookies are gone now, I'll have to visit my mom to get some more:) Happy Holidays to you too!

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  10. Lovely family ... inspiring post
    Isadora
    http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2012/12/17/christmas-tree-ornaments-a-tradition/

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  11. Merry Christmas! Please join me at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers at www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com and share your photo.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Thanks for stopping by, visiting your blog now. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  12. Merry Christmas!! enjoy your cookies!

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  13. AWESOME! Merry Christmas you guys!!

    Kriss and Asrielle in Alaska!

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    1. Hi,
      Merry Christmas to you guys! Must be cold in Alaska right now, we see the snow from pictures from our relatives. Brr. We don't get many cold days here in Florida. It's fun to have snow during the Christmas season, I miss that.

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  14. Happy New Year and thanks for joining us at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers on a previous Wednesday. If you haven't already this week, link up at www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com

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