Love's Thankful Heart

Love's Thankful Heart

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Love's Thankful Heart 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Christa4 More than 1 year ago
Love's thankful Heart is a collection of three lovely novellas by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good and Thomas Nye. I definitely recommend picking up a copy of this great collection! Gingerbread Wishes by Laura V. Hilton is the first novella in Love's Thankful Heart. Can Yost Miller catch Becca Troyer's attention? Will Becca ever realize that those buggy rides that Yost offers her after the singings are for real and not merely mercy rides? This sweet story is a must-read! The second novella in Love's Thankful Heart is Thanksgiving Stranger by Rachel J. Good. This beautifully written novella will capture your heart from the very beginning. Faithe Beiler shares God's love with all of the customers she waits on at her family's restaurant. When Crist Petersheim shows up one day she can't help but to be drawn to him. The restaurant is known to help those in need...is it because he is in need? Or, is there more behind that bright smile of his? This novella is so good you will mostly likely read it all in one setting. There is so much more to Faithe and Crist's story. Rachel J. Good does a great job bringing the characters to life; they experience circumstances that we all can relate to including heartache, loss, anger, faith, hope, love and forgiveness. A remarkable story! The final novella in this collection is Thanksgiving Frolic by Thomas Nye. Monroe Hostettler has always wanted the best of everything, just like his Dad. He can't ask Rosemary Miller to marry him until after his best friend marries...after all they challenged each other years ago. Will Monroe ever be able to stop and listen to the wise words of Rosemary's Grandfather before it's too late? This fast paced novella is a remarkable story of faith, forgiveness and humility. An astounding ending to a collection of three amazing novellas! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.
thall5 More than 1 year ago
A Great Holiday or Any Day Read!! This is the first real Thanksgiving book I have read that I can recall, and trust me when I say you don't want to miss out on these three novellas! All three authors did a fantastic job of writing stories with characters and real life situations that just drew me in right off! All were focused on faith, love, hope, and finding contentment and thankfulness in the place and circumstances life deals you, because God has a plan for you out of all these circumstances. What a great read to start into this Thanksgiving time of year! I received a copy of this book from the authors, but was not required to give a positive review. This is my honest opinion.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
Three great stories, by three talented authors, reminding us to be thankful for what we have! This is a wonderful compilation of Thanksgiving stories to add to your collection. I loved all three of these stories and highly recommend them. Gingerbread Wishes Author Laura Hilton deals with youthful angst, and learning to see others by their heart, not their appearance. Showing up first in Hilton’s book, “The Christmas Admirer”, the characters feel real as they deal with life, and learn to trust God in this sweet romance. Thanksgiving Strangers This book has intrigue and mystery! Author Rachel Good takes us through the dangers of drug dealers and trouble makers in this surprising book. Learning to trust again is not easy but the subject is handled well as faith in God is also restored. The Thanksgiving Frolic Author Thomas Nye is new to me. The shortest of the three stories, it still tells a sweet tale of romance. A step of faith and lessons in humility weave this into a heartwarming story. We are also reminded to help others in their time of need. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
These are wonderful. This is a book with 3 novellas all around Thanksgiving. These all teach a lesson and have a little romance. The first story is Gingerbread Wishes by Laura V, Hilton. This is a story of how Becca and Yost come together. They learn about answered prayers. I loved this. The second book is Thanksgiving Strangers by Rachel J. Good. This story brings Crist and Faithe together. Crist learns to have true faith again. I love these characters. The final story is Thanksgiving Frolic by Thomas Nye. This is a story about Rosemary and Monroe. They both learn to be less prideful. Each of these stories is there to teach a lesson that we all need to learn. I loved each and everyone of these stories. I could not put this book down. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
stories by three different authors, surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. These stories include: Gingerbread Wishes by Laura V Hilton - A sweet story of Becca Troyer and Yost Miller Thanksgiving Strangers by Rachel J Good - Faithful Faithe Beiler, who meets struggling Crist Petersheim Thanksgiving Frolic by Thomas Nye - A Romeo and Juliet type story between Rosemary and Monroe I enjoyed every one of these stories. If I had to pick a favorite of the three, it would have to be Rachel J Good's Thanksgiving Strangers. Thanksgiving Frolic is my first introduction to Thomas Nye's writing. I have not read anything by him before and I hope to read more by him in the future. The whole collection is full of faith and inspiration that will warm a reader's heart, and a great reminder about the power of forgiveness. I recommend this touching book and give it 4 stars. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Gingerbread Wishes was created by Laura V. Hilton in the enticing manner for which she is known. Her characters are endearing and delightful. The plot moves along swiftly keeping the reader's attention. Laura's story is descriptive, and intense in all the right places. I can always count on a great love relationship where this author is concerned! I'm a long-time fan of Laura's, and this sweet Thanksgiving novella is as enticing and filled with surprises as are her other Amish tales! Thanksgiving Strangers by Rachel J. Good, is a creative adventure that brings into play some of the social issues that plague our times in both the Amish culture as well as the rest of the world. An Amish waitress is well portrayed as a sweet and friendly young woman whose faith is strong. A homeless man piques her curiosity, and her generous spirit reaches out to him. As the story develops various issues are revealed. Social issues include homelessness, stalking, embezzlement and drug trafficking. These issues are used very creatively as two young people search for answers in a cruel world. Strong points in this novella are creativity and the spirit of compassion and trust. The Thanksgiving Frolic is told by Thomas Nye. Competition and pride are evident in this story of young people finding their way through their young adult lives. Giving with a generous spirit is a strong point, as well as the lessons of forgiveness, gratitude and humility. Descriptive and enjoyable, hope and faith are lessons through desperate times in this Amish community. Disclaimer: I was given an electronic copy of this compilation of novellas with no expectations for a positive review. All expressed opinions are honest and my own.
Laundry_Whispers More than 1 year ago
Gingerbread Wishes by Laura V. Hilton Yost and Becca make a very sweet story of finding love when you think you’ve missed the boat. They first made their appearance in ‘The Christmas Admirer’ which also came out recently and I’ll be reviewing for you in a couple of weeks. Perhaps had I read that book first I would have had a better relationship with these characters. I also feel like their story has the bones for much more than a novella. I’d like to know so much more about his time away just before Thanksgiving and the greater impact it had on their community and him. It was too easy, ya know? I really liked this story but it was missing depth for me. Everything was very easy, clear, and surface. The problem with most novellas, in my opinion. There’s just not enough time to tell a story and develop those deeper interactions. Thanksgiving Strangers by Rachel J. Good Having never read Rachel J. Good before I went in completely open-minded with zero expectations. And I was promptly reading to start finding all the books! This story is exactly what every novella should strive to be. There was no need to look back, there was no need for a zoom forward to wrap it up, it was built around the characters in their moment and still managed to tell a complete story full of depth. I questioned more about Crist and his background the most. I’d like to see a deeper understanding there but I did get it. He definitely has enough depth to him to earn his own full-length novel (hint…hint). Faithe’s faith (does that read weird to anyone else?) is so deep that it almost feels trite. I mean that in the most honestly loving way possible, oh to have her sense of completeness in the face of terrifying and difficult situations. I loved this story…the end. The Thanksgiving Frolic by Thomas Nye Another author I hadn’t read before and I had to force myself to have zero expectations. You don’t find many male Amish authors and I can honestly say I’ve never read one. Once again, however, I was pleasantly surprised with this novella as I was the last for the same reasons. Well developed characters with a solid story that was filled with details without trying to be more than it was. This novella took it another step even further though. A snapshot in time of two families and a community. But it also a step in faith, in lesson in humility, and an example of how the two can meet to change anyone’s life. Monroe and Rosemary have their own struggles with faith and humility. Monroe’s dad is quintessential example of a need for humility. Moses was by far my favorite character. This novella has the feel of a novel, has the life lessons of a novel, but it doesn’t try to over-reach it’s status as a novella. Another major winner for me! I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by CelebrateLit. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.