Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review-Hannah's Courtship by Emma Miller

Hannah's Courtship
By: Emma Miller
Publisher:  Harlequin, Love Inspired

Hannah Yoder is a widow and has raised her nine daughters alone since her husband’s death.  Her eighth daughter is soon to be married and Hannah is content in knowing that all her daughter’s except Susanna, her youngest have all been blessed with good husbands.  Hannah knows that Susanna will never marry since she was born with Down’s syndrome and she is also positive she will never remarry.  As the story line unfolds Hannah develops a friendship with local Veterinarian, Albert Hartman who is Mennonite.  Hannah knows that nothing can come of their relationship other than being just friends because she would be shunned by her Amish community, since she cannot marry anyone who is not Amish.  Also Susanna has developed affection for David King, whom she calls her King David, who also has Down’s syndrome.  Hannah is not sure what to do with the quandary she finds herself in.   Hannah learns that sometimes you just have to put your trust and faith in God and sit back and watch Him work out the wrinkles in life. 

I have read all the series of Hannah’s Daughters and this one is by far the best.  It is a beautifully written story about a middle-aged widowed Amish woman who loves her daughters, and God.  I was touched by the story of Susanna and David King who both have Down’s syndrome.  I felt Hannah’s pain and despair in trying to deal with Susanna and David’s growing affection for each other.  Learning to “let go” of your children who have disabilities is very difficult to do and Hannah through prayer and faith found the courage to do just that. 

If you are a fan of the Amish community and want to read a book that is filled with love and inspiration, then I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Harlequin, Love Inspired, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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