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Love Redeemed (New Hope Amish Series #2)

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In the second book of the New Hope Amish series, acclaimed author Kelly Irvin spins a tale of romance, grief, and redemption deep in Amish country.

Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she's earned a break...and it doesn't hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They'll find ways to spend time together--she's certain of it--and their romance will...

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Overview

In the second book of the New Hope Amish series, acclaimed author Kelly Irvin spins a tale of romance, grief, and redemption deep in Amish country.

Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she's earned a break...and it doesn't hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They'll find ways to spend time together--she's certain of it--and their romance will have time to blossom.

But when tragedy strikes, Phoebe and Michael are torn apart by their pain and the knowledge of their guilt. As they both cope with the loss of a loved one, they will come to discover that they are worthy not only of each other's love, but God's love.

A tender novel of faith and family set in the heart of Amish country.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I've said before that Irvin's Amish fiction transcends the genre. Her stories are so well constructed, they do not idolize or idealize the Amish, and she has a wonderful touch with painting characters that won't let you go."

Susan Karsten, graciouswoman.wordpress.com

"Love Redeemed is a marvelous Amish book that I highly recommend to read. It's a clean, well-written book you will want to read at one sitting. I loved and truly enjoyed reading this book as well as other books Kelly Irvin has written."

Barbara Thompson

"Good characterization, excellent settings descriptions, and a story that grips the reader from beginning to end. Irvin is a superb writer of Amish stories."

Jo Huddleston, author of the Caney Creek Series

"Love Redeemed is a marvelous Amish book that I highly recommend to read. It's a clean, well-written book you will want to read at one sitting."

Barbara Thompson

"Once again, Kelly Irvin has written a powerful, moving story about the Amish of New Hope. Readers will be anxious to finish the story to discover what happens but, at the same time, will be sad to leave the characters behind at the conclusion as they have become friends. Kelly's descriptions and dialogue are flawless. Her message of forgiveness and grace are applicable to everyone. If you want a wonderful story with an important message....this is it!"

Susan Simpson

"...raw and emotional and a book I could not put down."

Cindy Loven, cindylovenreviews.blogspot.com

"The book is filled with difficult life events, which serve to make the reader care more deeply about the characters."

Mary Hake

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736954952
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Series: New Hope Amish Series , #2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 155,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    I am very disappointed that this book is not available on my noo

    I am very disappointed that this book is not available on my nook. Why?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

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    This book was hard to read, not because it wasn't good, in fact

    This book was hard to read, not because it wasn't good, in fact it was a wonderful story. It was hard to read emotionally. The loss of a child is an emotional rollercoaster, the emotions that Kelly portrayed in her characters as they grieved and found their way after their loss was so true to nature. The description of this novel, calls it a tender novel, but I didn't find it tender I found it to be raw and emotional and a book I could not put down. Yes the story hit close to home, because I have lost a child, but I knew every emotion they were feeling was true.  Definitely worthy of 5 stars from this reviewer. 
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.  

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

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    Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite Phoebe was so l

    Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

    Phoebe was so looking forward to their family’s time at the beach with the others in their Amish community, and especially since Michael was going along, too. But it definitely wasn’t a vacation any of them expected. A horrible tragedy ends the community’s fun time at the lake, and Phoebe and Michael’s world was torn apart, as well as those in this little Amish community. It will take a lot of love, grace and forgiveness to pull these Amish people together again. 

    Love Redeemed is the second book in The New Hope Amish series by Kelly Irvin, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. This is such a heartwarming story. Phoebe and Michael were entirely different people, making their story a most interesting and intriguing read. The story is pretty fast paced, and a lot of things happen, keeping my interest! This story and its characters was so very believable and realistic I was hooked from the very beginning, and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I think I read it within 24 hours after starting it. I love the way Kelly Irvin weaves this story together to show that God can and will turn our suffering and difficulties into something wonderful for our lives, if we trust Him, and cling to His promises of love, grace, forgiveness, and redemption. Though this is fiction, readers can truly see that He wants to change our lives. This is a book you do not want to miss. I encourage you to check out Love Redeemed, as well as other books from this awesome author.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    Kelly Irvin is a new author to me and this book is the first of

    Kelly Irvin is a new author to me and this book is the first of hers that I have read. I plan to remedy that lack in my life as soon as possible.

    I read this book in one afternoon, because her characters stole my heart in the first chapter and the story line claimed my attention not long after that. Sometimes I find that "Amish" novels are nice reads but lack some strength. This is not one of those. The story of Phoebe Christner and her family is at once real and unbelievable; real due to the circumstances and unbelievable because of the work of God within each one of them. Not that God's work in a person is unbelievable, but because it is real and amazing and something that leaves you breathless, whether you are reading about a fictional story or have experienced it in your life.

    Irvin quotes Micah 7:18 and 19 in the foreword of the book, and it is so appropriate for the way I feel after reading this wonderful story..."Who is a God like you, who pardons sins and forgives the transgression of the remnants of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."

    This is a story of a family caught in tragic circumstances, but it is full of hope and light. It is a love story and a story of promise and second chances. Well, well worth an afternoon of your time!

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

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    This is such a tragic story with a great message. Kelly Irvin cr

    This is such a tragic story with a great message. Kelly Irvin creates a vivid picture of what it means to be covered by God's grace. The story itself is an excellent mix of sorrow and joy. Sometimes, when covering such a sad topic, stories becoming depressing and you lose hope for the characters. Well, Kelly Irvin's story moves along at a quick enough pace that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel for Phoebe and Michael.

    The characters, both main and supporting, are very well developed. Phoebe is a flighty, carefree woman who dreams of being a wife and a mother. Michael is a stoic, careful man. He admires Phoebe and her carefree ways. Both of these characters journeys are well written and very real feeling. I felt like I was moving along in their times of sorrow and trouble with them. I rejoiced with them both in the end. The supporting characters made the story better because they provided more detail into Phoebe and Michael's character, as well as the situation they were going through. You get a real sense of closeness and community from this story.

    Overall, the message was my favorite part of the book. God's grace is big enough to cover any sin. A fatal accident plunges Phoebe, Michael, and the whole New Hope community on a journey of discovering God's grace, forgiveness, and family. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by this fantastic author.

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  • Posted March 26, 2014

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    Kelly Irvin has written a compelling page-turner. It is so about

    Kelly Irvin has written a compelling page-turner. It is so about forgiveness of one another, and oneself. How could a really happy family, go from one extreme to another in almost a fraction of a second?
    When tragedy hits a family, it can pull everyone together, or yank them forever apart. This what happens to the Christner family, and with their Amish background you hope that they will be able to heal. This tragedy though, touches other lives, and throughout the story, one point keeps rearing it head, forgive yourself. That seems to be the hardest of all, yes you can put the blame on someone else, and they all did, beside themselves. Also you see where it is hard not to hold a grudge against someone.
    What I found was that living your faith in God, really means exactly that. Not just a pick and choose, but all of It.! You are going to wonder if there will ever be peace in this family, or community again. If they are all going to be able to live there faith?
    Come and spend some quality time with the Amish of New Hope.

    I received this book through First Wild Card Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review

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  • Posted March 15, 2014

    I just finished reading Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin. This is th

    I just finished reading Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin. This is the second book in the New Hope Amish series. Wow - I love following the lives of people I’ve already fallen in love with and continuing on learning more about others that I’ve briefly met before.
    The primary message of this book was grace and touched me even deeper than Ms. Irvin’s books usually speak to my soul. God gave me the word “grace” this year to explore further and so many aspects of this book hit close to home regarding that topic. Another reason this book spoke volumes was from reading the preface, which I will allow you to read yourself and be touched personally without revealing the why.
    The emotions that Ms. Irvin explored through the various lives and reactions of Phoebe, Michael, Hannah, Katie and Silas were so realistic and heartbreaking. I especially was touched by the scene between Katie and Silas while talking in their bedroom. Ms. Irvin has a gift of showing men’s emotions so true to life and how they express their grief and anger differently than women.
    There is always a message of hope woven throughout the story just as, for every Christ follower, there is always hope in our lives when we look to God for help. It warmed my soul as I watched various people step into the lives of those hurting to help carry their burdens and turn them back toward the One who ultimately can heal. That became a challenge and source of encouragement for myself as I don’t have to look far in my own circle of acquaintances to find those hurting from grief, shock of sudden illness, or struggling with putting food on their table. It reminded me that it’s my job to help others around me by being Jesus’ hands and feet when He calls me to.
    I can’t wait to read the next book in the New Hope Amish series. I’ve come to truly love these people and have a hard time remembering they aren’t real. I really would love to meet them someday. Thank you, Ms. Irvin, for your gift of using words on a page to speak directly to my soul.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    When Phoebe Christner¿s Amish friends and family spend a week at

    When Phoebe Christner’s Amish friends and family spend a week at the lake, her excitement rises that Michael Daugherty will take notice of her. When a tragic accident happens, everyone blames themselves, including Phoebe and Michael. Those who blame themselves bring about friction and misunderstandings between them and those they love. They ask for God’s forgiveness and receive it. But can they forgive themselves? Can they forget the tragedy that affects them all? Good characterization, excellent settings descriptions, and a story that grips the reader from beginning to end. Irvin is a superb writer of Amish stories.

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    In Love Redeemed, Phoebe and Michael are ready for romance. When

    In Love Redeemed, Phoebe and Michael are ready for romance. When they make the time to see each other, tragedy strikes. Will their guilt and trying to cope with this loss tear them apart?

    Love Redeemed is an awesome novel that deals with love and forgiveness within their family and community. Most of all, can they forgive each other and forgive their self? The author shows a distinct and in-depth look at each main character and the storyline creates emotional feelings and troublesome decisions throughout the book.

    Love Redeemed is a marvelous Amish book that I highly recommend to read. It's a clean, well-written book you will want to read at one sitting. I loved and truly enjoyed reading this book as well as other books Kelly Irvin has written. Love Redeemed is the second book in The New Hope Amish series. You will not want to miss reading Book One and Book Two in this series.

    I received a copy from the author and publisher for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.

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    Posted June 4, 2014

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