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Posted March 21, 2014
Laura Hilton's 2nd book in the series is a hit. Weaving in a troubled niece, of a sister who left the Amish. And the handsome deputy Troy. The story flows easily as each person is led by their faith in God to the life which will bring them true happiness.
Book #3 is next on my.list to read. I'm excited to see where the author takes the nezt characters.
Posted November 11, 2013
I could hardly set this book down! For a romantic at heart such as myself, this book was everything I want in a story. There is attraction, romance, secrets, guilt, forgiveness and a troubled teenage cousin constantly needing supervision. What more could you ask for?
Janna and Troy are both such likeable characters. An Amish young woman and a formerly Amish young man, separated by the fact that he jumped the fence years earlier for reasons known only to him. When they meet up again years later, the attraction that was once there between them hums to life. But how can a relationship work between them? I just loved that the author has the attraction zinging between the main characters within the first few pages of the book and it just keeps growing throughout the chapters.
This story had great twists and turns. It is book two in the Amish of Webster County series. I really enjoyed book one, Healing Love. But I have to say that I absolutely adored this book! What a great series. I look forward to reading the next book, Awakened Love.
Posted November 8, 2013
I did NOT want to put this book down!
While Jenna Kauffman is doing the personal shopping for the homebound in her Amish community she thinks she recognizes the policeman as the boy she'd always hoped to marry and drops oranges all over the floor. Troy Troyer, better known to the Amish as Hiram Troyer, ran away as a teenager and knows he'll never return to the Amish, he would never be accepted back even if he tried to.
Jenna is co-guardian, along with her parents, to her niece Meghan. Jenna's sister left the Amish also and now she can't handle Meghan so she sent her to live with Jenna and her parents. Well as Jenna leaves the store she's confronted by two police officers, one of which is 'Troy' Troyer. It seems Meghan hasn't even been in town two weeks and is already getting in trouble, as she continues with her shenanigans, Jenna and Troy seem to be thrown together a lot.
Jenna discovers she is still interested in Troy and Troy seems to reciprocate those feelings. Things can't go any further though because he has a secret and can't bring himself to tell anyone, that's the end of it. As if his emotions aren't tearing him up enough he accidentally shoots Jenna's daed.
What a great book! I hated to put this one down. How many times do we, as humans, do things and then regret them later and can't forgive ourselves? If we can't forgive ourselves how will anyone else forgive us, even if they are family or someone we love? We have to remember that all we have to do is ask God for forgiveness and then we need to forgive ourselves, we can do this with God's help if we just ask him.
Needless to say, I'm starting the next book, "Awakened Love", as soon as I'm done writing this review. I would encourage you to get your hands on this series, you will really enjoy it.
Posted August 11, 2013
Love And Forgiveness!
Surrendered Love is a book that touched my heart deeply. While I know it is fiction it contains a
wonderful message. The main characters in this book Janna Kauffman and Troy (Hiram) Troyer are both
searching for love.
Troy is harboring secrets from the past. Will he be able to seek forgiveness from God and those he caused
deep hurt? Can he forgive himself?
Will Janna be able to accept Troy's hidden secrets and forgive him?
This book caused me to stop and ponder about my past. Have I truly forgiven myself? I know my God has
forgiven me but have I truly let past issues go?
By the end of this book tears blocked my vision as I tried to read. I like to think they were healing tears.
The author Laura V Hilton never fails to challenge me in the books she writes. God is working through her
and using her to share the "Good News". Thank you Laura for touching my heart through your books!
Posted April 1, 2013
Laura V Hilton has done it again, another wonderful Amish story. It reinstates the fact that the hardest person to forgive is oneself.
Janna Kauffman has become a personal shopper for several people in her Amish Community. While she is shopping she spots someone from her past, or is it him?
Hiram "Troy" Troyer, has left his Amish roots and become a policeman. He has some hidden demons that he hasn't dealt with. When he spots Janna, he remembers that he has deep and forgotten feelings for her.
Also living with the Kauffman family, are the Bishops Granddaughter Meghan, who keeps them on their toes. She seems so unhappy, and when Troy ends up arresting her for shoplifting, um...she doesn't care much for him.
What happens in this mixed up tangle is a delightful read. You won't know what is coming next, and it will keep you turning pages. You will wonder right to the end about Megan, and what comes out is heartbreaking.
Will Troy and Janna be able to forge a relationship, or will Jenna become shunned for being with Troy? Will her Dad being a Bishop be able to accept Troy? Especially after???
Enjoy this visit with the Amish community, I did!
I received this book through First Wild Card Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
Posted March 19, 2013
Book two in the Amish of Webster County Series, introduces us to Janna Kauffman. She has a job as a personal shopper for the Amish in her community. She loves her job, but is dismayed at the trouble her niece Meghan is getting into. This trouble re-connect Janna with an old friend Troy Troyer. A former Amish man who left the faith after the death of his brother and Janna's brother. A story of two people learning to deal with their own issues, while trying to help a troubled girl. This story will keep you fascinated. An avid fan of Laura's books, I promise this book will not disappoint you on any level. A beautiful story, with believable characters it is a book to include in your personal library. While this book is book two of a series, it easily can stand alone with nothing being lost in no reading book one. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2013
Breathtaking & Unpredictable!
Laura V. Hilton artfully creates a poignant Amish tale of forbidden love and tragedy in this heart pounding narrative. "Surrendered Love" reveals a previously unspoken attraction between the bishop's daughter and a young, formerly Amish policeman, that threatens verboten passion as they acknowledge their intense feelings for one another. The beauty of the Amish farms and countryside are pictorial, and present the backdrop for this story of a young Amish couple seeking common ground.
The author presents a beautiful story of love and desire between her characters that continues to escalate. A poorly behaved Englisch niece adds numerous complications to the lives of the characters in this story. Past trauma, bad judgment and guilt are brought to the surface and openly examined. Those past mistakes and guilt are dealt with through the love and mercy of God and His forgiveness. Honesty and accountability are two qualities that stand out in this story of errors in judgment and the ensuing consequences and guilt that accompany those errors, both in actions and in perception. This is a beautifully crafted story of complexities in human nature, and the ways that faith and forgiveness bring beauty from ashes. Breathtaking, remarkable and unpredictable Amish fiction!
I highly recommend "Surrendered Love" if you love Amish fiction, or romantic fiction. This is the second in a series, but is also a wonderful stand alone book.
Disclaimer: For the purposes of FTC compliance, I hereby state that I have no vested financial interest in this book, and I have received no monetary compensation from the author or publisher. I received a PDF copy of this book from the author.