Friday, May 3, 2013

On My Nightstand - Arms of Love by Kelly Long

Lena Yoder and Adam Wyse knew they were meant for each other, but life interferes with their plans. The Amish face constant pressure from both the Patriots and the Tories. Adam is torn between honoring his pacifist Amish roots and fighting for freedom.

When Adam distances himself from his true love, she is forced to seek help from his older brother, Isaac. The impossibilities of her situation weigh heavily upon her, and she knows only God can turn it around.

This story started off at a slow pace, and I almost gave up on it. Oh, but I'm so glad I hung in there. The character development, especially of Adam Wyse, was superlative and the ending satisfying.

I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads. Enjoy!

Writers and Readers: When a book doesn't grab you immediately, do you hang in there and give it a chance? Why?


quietspirit said...

Susan: I usually try to stay with the book or the story. When I worked in a library, I had the experience of having to put a book down that didn't keep me reading. A friend gave me a book to read that was written in the 1940's and set in the 1880's (I think)and I had to stop reading it because the way it was written.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

I generally stick with a book to the end. It takes a lot for me to give up.

Not too long ago, I tried to re-read a classic from my childhood. I couldn't get through it.

Susan :)