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Posted August 23, 2012
Just finished Kate's Song. I read constantly & it's been about 8 books ago since i have had this paradoxical feeling. I can't put the book down, but I don't want to read too fast because I don't want the story to end! It was not the same horse&buggy courting, a misunderstanding or accident, then, grow the celery because the wedding is in November! It was wonderfully smart writing, blessed spiritual truths, mixed with human emotion. Emotion like " real people " NOT like perfect storybook characters. 254 pages of free, memorable, entertaining reading? Yes, a gift! I will remember this story forever. God inspired & i feel blessed to have had the priviledge to enjoy this book.
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Posted August 19, 2012
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Posted September 18, 2012
I have really come to hate this book. I already dislike reading Amish stories, first of all. If it is Christian fiction, why on earth does it have to be about Amish? I am a Christian and in no way am I Amish. Anyway, it is about assumptions, deceit, and lies. The book would be about 100 pages shorter if people just talked to each other. Rather than doing so, assumptions are made and the book lags on for way too long. Then, as soon as you see an inkling of hope that the truth is finally going to surface and Kate will return to her "community" and be with her love, their bullheadedness gets in the way and they stop all conversation, thus making the book last longer. I want to finish it because I don't ever quit, but I am having such a hard time doing so! I wish it wasn't a nook book, thus when I do finish, I can dispose of it properly.
Even though I didn't pay for it, I've lost time by having to read it.
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Posted January 13, 2015
Another wonderful story beautifully written by Jennifer Beckstrand --
I can't say enough about Jennifer's writing style, I have thoroughly enjoyed every book of her's that I've read so far. She pulls you into the story immediately and as she goes on you are right in the thick of it wanting to read the whole book in one sitting. I can highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Amish or Christian Fiction stories. I now have to buy the next two books in this series, "Rebecca's Rose" and "Miriam's Quilt". Oh Jennifer, why do you do this to me? Really I want to say thank you for writing such good books!
Posted January 10, 2015
I wasn't sureif I'd like this story at first. It definitely isn't as fun as the Huckleberry Hill series by the same author. But once I started reading, I got pulled into the story. I was eager to see where it would lead. Would she choose love and family? Or would she choose to use her gift for singing to glorify God on the world stage? I could understand why she felt so conflicted. She wanted what God wanted for her, but wasn't sure what the answer was. And then all these people-- friends and family pushing their opinions on her and about her. It was so frustrating. But a really good book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2014
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Kate’s Song is such a heartwarming story because Kate struggles between her singing and her Amish faith. Her main interest is God’s will for her life, but just what is His will? Is it her singing career or at home in her Amish community? And the Ordnung will not allow her to have both. Kate’s journey is a difficult one as she struggles to make a decision.
Jennifer Beckstrand is a new author for me, and I am very glad I had the opportunity to read and review Kate’s Song. I love how each author of Amish fiction has their own twist on their stories, and I love the writing style and the new twist on Amish fiction from Ms. Beckstrand! I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story, though some of them were frustrating at times! Kate was a sweetheart and of course I wanted the best for her, whatever it was! I love how the author weaves the story together with the Amish faith, worldly lifestyle with Kate’s music, the love of family, her struggles and difficulties, along with her faith in God, and the happiness she finds through following what God’s wants for her life. Kate’s Song is writing at it’s best, and I look forward to reading more books by author Jennifer Beckstrand!
I received this book from the author, Jennifer Beckstrand to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
Posted April 29, 2014
Well written story a little different than most Amish stories. Just when you think you know how the story will end, there is a twist to the plot. Will poor Kate survive this twist?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2013
This was first book I have read by this author. She does an excellent portrayal of Amish lifestyle. I particularly liked that she did not 'cookie-cutter' like so many Amish based stories. The characters in this Amish community vary in personality.
The main character is at an age she is seeking life outside the community to help her as she seeks God's will as to whether she is to be of baptized into to Amish church. The storyline flows easily allowing the reader to see several viewpoints without being preachy.
Once the story got about two-thirds done it tooks some very predictable, almost ridiculous rabbit trails. Several chapters thereafter the story tries to follow that line and it is just a bit hard to see a series of half dozen events take place to keep the main character from fulfilling her purpose.
One of the strengths of the books is seeimg the main character thinking through and praying through an answer to what God would have her do? It should a realistic relationship between a believer and God and how that dialogue often goes
I would read this author again gladly!
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Posted August 20, 2013
Great book and a bit different than the traditional Amish read, very well written and very enjoyable. Held my interest the whole way throughWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted January 25, 2013
It made me laugh, it made me cry, it helped me to realize how blessed I am to have a wonderful husband, also a carpenter, 3 fantastic childern & 5 beautiful gradchildren.
Never stop writing about the wonders of God!
I really liked this book Katie's Song. It was very easy and fast to read and at times made me want to get in the book and shake Katie's brother Aaron for the way he treated Katie, just so that he could make her feel bad. I am now reading the second book in the series. I am wondering though if the last book in the series will be a Nook book by the time I am finished with Rebecca's Rose.I would recommend these books to anyone who likes to read Amish romance.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2012