Threads of Grace by Kelly Long
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Threads of Grace
From the Cover
Grace’s beauty almost cost her everything. This new start is all she has left.
When Grace Beiler was only a girl, she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family’s farm. Years later, she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son. She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a quiet life in Pennsylvania.
As soon as she arrives, she captures the attention of Seth Wyse, the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek. Seth is candid about his feelings for her, and for her son Abel, but Grace is determined to protect her heart. Her determination falters when her brother-in-law reveals the troubling contents of her late husband’s will.
Seth offers Grace his hand in marriage, and thus a means of escape. But despite his having saved her from another loveless marriage, Grace is slow to trust her new husband. And as the months wear on, Seth wonders if he has made a mistake. But God is quietly at work in their hearts, and Seth and Grace soon discover that threads of grace bind them together in a tapestry rich in hope and love.
I enjoyed the story of Grace, Abel and Seth. The author created a great story to bring Grace's past and present together. There was a lot of mystery and it was rewarding as each peace came together to contribute to the story. Seth and his family's relationship with Abel was heartwarming, really added a nice depth to the story.
While I enjoyed the book, as the story went on, I found it to drag in places. This really made me want to rush through and get to the end. I thought the author wrapped up the story nice.
This is an appropriate book for an older teen+. No sexual situations, very little violence which is dealt with well and brings attention to autism.
From a Christian Perspective
As with most books in this genre, there was a strong element of faith. But in addition to that, there was a strong element of people twisting faith to meet their desires. I felt sad to think about all Grace went through in her first marriage. Knowing that God designed marriage to be a partnership, it makes me angry to think about the evil in her first husband and his brother. But then I'm reminded of Romans 8:28 and I remember that even though she faced challenges, God's goodness will prevail. Oh what joy it is to know that!! I think the quilt she gifted to Seth really symbolized this and the fact that she was able to overcome those challenges with the Lord.
Overall this was a nice quick read! Enjoy!
This was a book I received from BookSneeze for the purpose of review. I provided my own honest opinion with no influence to provide a positive review.
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