A Heart Made New

A Heart Made New

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by Kelly Irvin
     
 

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In the second novel of Kelly Irvin's Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will be delighted to return to a town and a family they've already come to love.

Annie Shirack is trying to fight her feelings for David Plank, a young Amish man who's struggling with an aggressive case of Hodgkin's lymphoma. David loves Annie too much to let her into his life, only, he fears,

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In the second novel of Kelly Irvin's Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will be delighted to return to a town and a family they've already come to love.

Annie Shirack is trying to fight her feelings for David Plank, a young Amish man who's struggling with an aggressive case of Hodgkin's lymphoma. David loves Annie too much to let her into his life, only, he fears, to leave her.

When a homeless young woman named Charisma and her two-year-old daughter, Gracie, show up in Bliss Creek, Annie welcomes them into the Shirack household and tries to help them establish a new life. But all the good deeds in the world can't change the ache in Annie's heart?or help her forget the man she loves.

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"This book has emotional romance with suspense that keeps readers riveted. It has more story layers than an Amish quilt pattern has pieces. I endorse this book wholeheartedly for Amish genre fans."
?Alan Daugherty, columnist, Angelkeep Journals

"One of the best books I've read this year! This well written book drew me in from the very beginning and the characters tugged on my heartstrings from the first chapter. Kelly Irvin's voice and style are pleasant to read. She keeps her reader's interest and gives a happy ever after ending that's sure to bring a smile. The book definitely falls in the ?could not put it down' category."
?Jamie Adams, inallthywaysacknowledgehim.blogspot.com

"This Amish story has twists and turns to keep you turning the pages. It's a good read with strong, memorable characters."
?Jo Huddleston, johuddleston.com

"A Heart Made New was just as great as the first book, To Love and to Cherish. Ms. Irvin started the book with a major incident and the twists and turns continued right through?in fact, so much so that I was completely disappointed when the book was over. There were so many incidents that took me by surprise?from budding romances to suspenseful events. It is definitely an Amish love story with intrigue."
?Cheri Swalwell, journeysfromtheheartofawifeandmother.wordpress.com

"You don't have to be a fan of Amish fiction to enjoy Kelly Irvin's A Heart Made New. She has written a remarkable novel touching on issues faced by people of all faiths and cultures. I'm looking forward to many more of Kelly's stories!
?Susan Simpson, author of Ginger and the Bully

"What a special way Kelly Irvin has with weaving reality into her books. The details in the book give great depth and meaning that is sorely lacking in some Inspirational fiction. A Heart Made New made me cry, laugh, smile, and think. I am not usually a fan of Amish fiction, but Kelly Irvin has won me over!
?Susan Karsten

"This heart-touching story will make readers think about their own lives and choices. The characters seem so authentic you can't help but care for them."
?Mary Hake

Library Journal
Annie Shirack loves David Plank, but he is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma and refuses to let her into his life for fear of hurting her. The bakery where Annie works is held up by a man, Logan, who ends up in jail. Yet Annie welcomes Logan's homeless, pregnant girlfriend, Charisma, into her home when they arrive in Bliss Creek not long after. VERDICT This second series installment (after To Love and Cherish) offers two character-driven stories in one homespun novel. A good pick for those who enjoy the Amish fiction of Linda Byler.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410456663
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Series:
The Bliss Creek Amish, #2
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
549
Sales rank:
1,071,167
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a tankful of fish. A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about her work, visit www.kellyirvin.com.

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