Sarah's Garden

Sarah's Garden

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by Kelly Long
     
 

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Quite by accident, Sarah King has fallen in love. But this love is forbidden, and could cost her everything she holds dear.

Tucked into the majesty of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains is a garden Sarah King has been nurturing for years. She never feels more alive than when she is alone with her thoughts and her Creator among the delicate

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Overview

Quite by accident, Sarah King has fallen in love. But this love is forbidden, and could cost her everything she holds dear.

Tucked into the majesty of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains is a garden Sarah King has been nurturing for years. She never feels more alive than when she is alone with her thoughts and her Creator among the delicate rows of plants. But then duty calls her away from her beloved garden and into a world she knows little about.

Grant Williams, a handsome young veterinarian, has left the city to open a rural practice among the Amish. Within minutes of meeting shy but feisty Sarah King, he is captivated by her.

As their feelings grow for one another, Sarah insists they can never be together. Marrying Grant would mean being uprooted from her home, her family, and her community. Throughout the cold Pennsylvania winter, with her garden tucked away until spring, Sarah begins crafting a quilt that illustrates her pain. Can anything lasting blossom from a love that's forbidden?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418562434
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2010
Series:
A Patch of Heaven Novel , #1
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
644 KB

Meet the Author

Kelly Long is the author of the Patch of Heaven series. She was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. She’s been married for twenty-six years and enjoys life with her husband, children, and Bichon. Visit Kelly on Facebook: Fans-of-Kelly-Long and Twitter: @KellyLongAmish.

 

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Sarah's Garden (Patch of Heaven Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of 18 reviews, 11 contain plot spoilers. Why do u do that? We do not care that you got the book for free, just stop with the loooooong reviews, dissecting every detail of the book. Just state if u liked it or not. It is nit necessary to ruin a book for others.
Goldilocks More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful Amish romance novel by Kelly Long, I also read book #2 in this series "Patch of Heaven". Book 2, Lilly's Wedding Quilt is even better than this one, but both are great reads I couldn't put either one down and finished each in one day each. Hopefully Kelly Long will give us book #3 in this series soon. Ms. Long does put a little more romance in her novels but it's all clean and I enjoyed it. You can't help but love her characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please we want to read the book our self stop telling the plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah.. ditto.. stop writing long winded reviews .. wish the reviews could be limited to so many lines... should only be an overview of the book... Thank you
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
The first Amish book I read, I didn't enjoy at all. I struggled to get through the book and decided the Amish genre was not for me. Recently, though, like taste buds for food, my reading tastes have changed. I've read a few Amish books and actually enjoyed them. This book is no exception. Kelly Long has mastered story telling. While there was no action or adventure in the story, it flowed smoothly and was written in a way that had me eagerly turning pages until the very satisfying end. I've come to appreciate the simplicity of the Amish faith. Sarah King is a great example of that. I loved her internal struggles that made her seem so human, yet her strong faith in the Lord who loves us all shined through her life, no matter what turmoil she was feeling inside. I think that's what drew Grant to her. Grant Williams is a good man. He is a Christian, whose faith is not so different from the Amish, but his way of life is. He has a great appreciate for the Amish community, instilled in him by his parents, and works hard to become accepted by the community. They form a friendship and their romance is a sweet, sweet story. The message of the story, in my opinion, is simple: have faith in the God who created you and knows what is going to become of your life before it happens. As the Bishop reminds Grant, "You're tired because it's normal. Don't give in to despair. Have faith in what Der Herr (the Lord) can do, even if you feel that you have done all you can. That's where He gets His space to work, when it's at the end of what you are." Overall, Kelly Long has mastered the art of Amish Fiction. I highly recommend this book for Amish and non-Amish fans alike!
ASimplyEnchantedLife More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to read this series. Kelly Long has a way of making me want to jump into a book and run away with a fictional character. I have to say—she makes an Amish man sound pretty enticing! I cannot believe how fast I’m reading through this series. I gulped down this book and moved right on to the next which I finished in one day! If you’re looking for Amish romance that is a little more vivid in the romance department—Kelly Long sure has that area down pat. It’s still tasteful but just a little bit sensuous! About the Story: Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long is the first book in the Patch of Heaven series and takes us into the lives of the King family. Sarah takes comfort in her garden and feels as if she doesn’t really fit in with the women in her community. She isn’t great at quilting fabric—instead she looks at her garden as her quilt. This makes her unique and it catches the interest of the new veterinarian in town. Problem is—he’s not Amish and as much as Sarah wants to deny her feelings, she’s pretty interested in the Doctor. At the urging of her family, she tries to put the thoughts of Grant Williams out of her mind but after a stolen kiss here or there it just isn’t possible. When Grant makes the decision to leave and let Sarah go so that she is not shunned from her family and taken from her faith—Sarah’s world comes crashing down around her. It is then that her family tries to set her up with her best childhood friend, Jacob. Jacob has always been in love with Sarah and is determined to step in and be there for her if he can. Thing aren’t so easy for Sarah to accept though and while she seeks peace—Grant is seeking something else entirely. I don’t want to spoil it, in fact I’d like to tease you perhaps and make you wonder… Does Grant return and steal Sarah’s heart or has she found peace in the arms of her best friend? I’ll leave it for you to decide (and hopefully to read!) I think you’ll love it! Just the right touches of romance to make you wish you were able to snag the heart of some handsome man out in the middle of Amish country. A delightful read that has been an absolute pleasure and honor to add to my growing collection of Amish fiction.
JenLS More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting novel except for the ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved reading this book. Sarah felt like a real person instead of a character. Would highly recommend reading for girls and women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story of faith and love!
Kricket77 More than 1 year ago
It's refreshing these days to read an enjoyable story that isn't full of 4-letter words and explicit sex! It also gives some insight into the Amish world. I'd read more of her novels.
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I highly recommend this book! I enjoy reading of their lives
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting story about the Amish people, their lives and their beliefs. It is delightfully written and has your never-ending attention from start to finish. If you are looking for a stress reducing, funny, and sweet break from our world, read and enjoy Sarah's Garden.
JuneH More than 1 year ago
It wasn't a book I could not put down. In fact, it took me almost a week to read because it didn't grab me that much. I did read it to the end however so I'd give it 3 stars I guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so good to read a clean book with no bad language or sex. It is also ijnteresting to learn something about other people's beliefs.
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it took some time to get through it but it wasn't a horrible book, I'll read the others in the series, just not in a rush like I do some books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone liking Amish stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it very much.
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