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Where can you find Love’s Truest Hope?

About the Book

Book: Love’s Truest Hope

Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Mary Alford

Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish

Release date: May 28, 2019

Love's Truest Hope cover

Mission of Love blurb

A nontraditional Amish man called to minister to the inner-city youth. An overwhelmed Amish woman terrified of the idea. When lies and manipulators threaten to destroy her life, she’s forced outside her comfort zone. Will she learn that God’s love spreads to more than just her people?

Plain Redemption

Spring is a long way in coming to the Big Sky country of Montana, and Lyddie Hershberger is still living in the winter of her life. First her husband died a little more than a year earlier, then Lyddie lost their unborn child. Now, an accident sends her father-in-law to the hospital clinging to his life. Will the gloom of winter ever leave their West Kootenai community?

When word of his daed’s accident reaches Thomas Hershberger in Colorado, he rushes home to find all his old sins waiting for him there, along with the woman who destroyed his heart. His brother’s widow, Lyddie Hershberger.

After someone breaks into the family home while Thomas and Lyddie are at the hospital, it soon becomes apparent that his father’s accident is anything but.

As Lyddie and Thomas struggle to understand why someone wishes their family harm, old feelings of love resurface. Is it possible for Thomas to overcome the guilt he feels for his part in his brother’s death and convince Lyddie that their love can melt any heartache standing in their way?

Bid for Love

The top bidder in the Amish silent auction wins a day of yardwork from Marty and two of his friends. But why did this wealthy Englischer pay so much money when she has a professional lawn service? Marty is shocked to when she offers him money to turn her granddaughter Amish. He refuses, but when Olivia and her grandmother both end up missing, Marty is fingered for the crime. How can he ever prove his innocence when all the clues the police find point to his guilt?

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Book Review:

Not your typical Amish romance. Each book stands apart and has its own take on the Amish life.

Mission of Love by Laura V. Hilton

Cindy and Jace have a different perspective on God than what I’ve typically seen in Amish romance. Not saying that’s bad, just saying it’s different. Jace has been gone for several years, and he’s returned now with a mission to help inner city youth. A noble cause.

After a hilarious opening between Jace, Cindy, Linda, and an exuberant toddler, I was in stitches. Laura Hilton always finds a way to inject laughter into her stories.

She also has a way of making you want to jump through the pages and shake the antagonist until their head rattles. I was so angry at the deacon – and Linda – I could have chewed nails in two.

Bid for Love by Rachel J. Good

Full of suspense and mystery. Marty and Olivia have their work cut out for them after the antics of dear old Grandmother. I felt so bad for Olivia sometimes. Things were changing so fast, she didn’t know if she was washing or hanging out.

I appreciated the fast action and super-charged conflict leading the story. Romance took a bit of a backseat in order to let the mystery shine. And I didn’t mind a bit.

Plain Redemption by Mary Alford

A nice take on a love triangle with a bit of mystery thrown in. Lyddie was in love with Thomas, but she married his brother when Thomas never revealed his feelings. Now, Lyddie is a widow and Thomas returns to help his family.

I’m a sucker for second chance stories. Thomas has a double dose. Not only has he given up on Lyddie, but he’s given up on God. With a chance for a double redemption, triple if you count Lyddie’s side, the mystery of the story tangles itself into a beautiful mess.

Sometimes, we have to understand what all we might lose before we’re willing to accept what God has given.

I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

About the Authors

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Laura V. Hilton’s Bio

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with thirty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs. Her most recent series is set in Mackinac County, Michigan, and includes Firestorm, The Amish Candymaker, and Married to a Stranger (July 2019).

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

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Rachel J. Good

Inspirational author Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. The bestselling author of several Amish romance series, she grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her stories. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farms and attending family events. Rachel has more than 40 books in print or forthcoming for both children and adults under several pen names.

Mary Alford

Mary Alford’s Bio

Mary Alford is a bestselling author of over fifteen novels who loves giving her readers the unexpected. Combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that test their faith and result in novels the reader doesn’t want to put down.

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