Series: Amish Letters #1
Published by Thomas Nelson on March 14th 2017
Genres: Amish Fiction
Also in this series: Words from the Heart
Also by this author: An Amish Home, An Amish Summer, The Promise of a Letter (Amish Letter #2), Words from the Heart
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About this Book
When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?
Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.
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Get ready for a unique opening and touching story in Written in Love by Kathleen Fuller!
This story opens letting us read the correspondence between Jalon and Phoebe. I was instantly drawn into this story as I read the letters sent between the two of them and had the chance to watch their friendship grow.
I was actually sad when the letters ended and the format of the book went to the usual storytelling. This was not bad in any way, but just shows how much I loved the concept of the letters.
The other thing I liked about the letters was the unique way they were to the story. I don’t think I’ve read any books that are letter format like this one was. Between the storytelling and the format, this got me hooked on the story that was about to unfold.
Phoebe has an overbearing aunt and my heart broke for her. Kathleen did a great job of helping me connect with the characters and feel their pain, especially that of Phoebe toward her aunt.
Jalon wants to meet Phoebe, but there is a difference between what is shared in the letters and how life truly is. Both have pasts and mistakes they have made.
This book was both engaging and relatable. With characters that I was able to get to know and feel their emotions made for an enjoyable read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!