Monday, May 9, 2011

Lilly's Wedding Quilt, by Kelly Long

Lilly's Wedding Quilt (A Patch of Heaven Novel)Lilly has always been in love with Jacob, but never did she think she would end up married to him, yet that is exactly what happened.  She wonders if she is merely settling, or is it actually the will of God.  She works hard to keep her heart protected, but finds herself falling  in love with a husband she never expected to have, but fears what will happen if he never feels the same.

While not all books of Amish fiction work, this one really does.  I absolutely loved this story, and while the setting and characters are clearly Amish, the heart of the story is romance, and it is so universal that all readers can relate.

I really liked the characters of Lilly and Jacob, and thought it was wonderful watching their story unfold.  It felt like a privilege to be a part of their world and their story.  I can clearly see that there is a large cast of characters within this world, and I love getting glimpses of their stories, and wondering about where these stories might lead.

This is the second novel in the Patch of Heaven series, yet this book is a wonderful stand alone book.  While it helps to have read the first book in the series, it is not necessary for the full enjoyment of this story.

I received a review copy of this book courtesy of the Amazon Vine program.