Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

I enjoy read Christian fiction books about the Amish once in awhile. These books are like home to me. Some would say they are predictable but sometimes predictable can be comforting. I found this book to be light and comforting which is the type of book I was needing at the moment.

Sarah is a young Amish girl who would rather hide in her garden. After the marriage of her older sister, Sarah is put to work in the family's roadside stand. While working there she finds herself drawn to Grant, the Englischer neighbor who is also the new veterinarian for the area. They develop feelings for each other which Sarah knows can go nowhere as it is forbidden by the Amish. At the same time Sarah's family seems to be the target of someone who has it in for them. Sarah turns to the Lord for guidance and learns she must put her trust in Him. I enjoyed the simple life of Sarah and her family. I was very interested in the quilt Sarah makes to represent her struggle with her feelings. This was a very nice book and it was a quick read. If you enjoy Christian fiction and stories about the Amish you will enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest, not necessarily positive review.


  1. I do enjoy Christian Fiction. I will look into this one, it sounds interesting. I agree, predictable books can be comforting. Great review!

  2. I don't usually read this genre, but I do enjoy reading about the Amish. We live not too far from an Amish enclave and I am fascinated with the lifestyle. The modern Amish seemed to have mixed a bit of modern life into their 19th century life (for instance I saw a bunch of Amish at the local Burger King -- I'm not kidding).

    Nice review!

  3. I'm with you - I enjoy Christian fiction once in a while and stories of the Amish. If I had more time I'd be reading more of them. This one sounds good.

  4. Have you read Beverly Lewis? I've read and enjoyed most of her novels about the Amish.

    I haven't heard of this author, but I'll keep this book in mind.

  5. Nice blog :)
    I decided to stumble over a few blogs today and came here.

    I really should read an Amish book, everyone seems to enjoy them

  6. Interesting books...Enjoy!!

  7. Nice mailbox! The School of Essential Ingredients was one of my favorite books last year.


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