Restless Hearts

Restless Hearts

by Marta Perry
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Restless Hearts (Flanagans Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. I really enjoy Marta Perry's books.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a heartwarming Christian romance! This is the first book that Marta Perry wrote that I have ever written. I will definitely be looking for her other books. She has created an incredible blend of Amish and English characters. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the people from the two different cultures interacted with each other. As Fiona Flanagan was trying to come to an understanding of the Amish was of life it was very clearly and simply explained so that as an English reader I was also able to understand. I really enjoyed the paths that both Fiona and Ted Rittenhouse travelled down to work out issues from their pasts. The questions of who do you trust and how do you reach a point of feeling like you belong are things most of us face at some point or another in our lives. The way that Marta Perry approached them and walked the main characters through them was fantastic.
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J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Road To Romance A search for her roots brought midwife Fiona Flanagan to Pennsylvania Dutch country – and made her wonder whether she should turn back. The area's mixture of Amish and English culture confused her, and her first encounter with local police chief Ted Rittenhouse didn't help. He'd though she was breaking into her own office! Despite the misunderstanding, Fiona could see that Ted's tough-as-nails exterior hid a kind soul – one caught between two worlds, seeking a place to belong. She felt the same, but trusting him with her heart would require the biggest step of faith she had ever taken. A nice easy read. I had a cold, quiet, snowy afternoon so I sat down and read this book in about 2 hours. There is a little mystery but its not quite as strong as in Marta Perry's Brotherhood Of The Raven series. This book is more about family tensions, learning to trust, and finding your place in God's will even when it takes you in a direction people (family) don't quite agree with. All the characters in this book, even when misguided, try to protect and value family. These days it seems like the family unit and extended family get lost somewhere in the rush-rush of life, not so in Restless Hearts. On the whole this was an enjoyable light read with a touch of mystery. Tell Tale Book Reviews (my blog) gives Restless Hearts a 2.5 Bark Rating (Good! + or 3 Stars) Note: This is book 6 in The Flanagan's Series. This is the first one I read. It can be read alone but I think it would help to read them in order.
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Jean8 More than 1 year ago
The best book I read this summer could not put it down. A must read
debbie67 More than 1 year ago
I read this story in one afternoon. It's easy to get into and held my attention. I liked the characters and found it to be very entertaining.
TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a lot more from this one. But in retrospect, it was a nice story about Fiona coming to a place to meet her family and relying on her faith in God. Having her materinal family not except her in the beginning will break your heart, but as the other characters figure out their own paths, she begins to figure hers.
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SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
I got a free gift from Love Inspired the other day, a larger print version of Restless Hearts by Marta Perry. So when the guys sat down to watch the soccer match (Liverpool won) I curled up to nurse the dregs of a day-long headache and quietly read. I found that my reading rate, with headache, is approximately one Love Inspired romance per soccer match, but perhaps I'd have to read a few more samples to confirm that. Unfortunately, even though their prices are really good, and only a dollar extra for the larger print, my books budget is currently dead in the water. I guess the experiment will have to wait a while. Restless Hearts was a pleasant way to end my day. I was slightly dubious about yet another book set in Amish country-why do I see so many of them in the stores? But the characters were interesting, particularly as the protagonist shared most of my pre- and misconceptions about the culture. I learned things I hadn't known about the Pennsylvania Dutch. And I enjoyed the insights into relationships, the misunderstandings of caring people that turn into bitter anger, and the hope that heals. The book is clearly a Christian novel, but I was pleasantly surprised by how naturally it was written. I've read other Christian novels that assume I'll agree with everything said, or that paint any non-Christian as hopeless sinner or saint-about-to-be-redeemed. In Restless Hearts the faith of the characters was just a part of how they felt. It came into their despair as much as their hope, and led to questions answered by the lessons of life. Fiona comes to her father's family in Pennsylvania, with secrets about her mother and her past. The sudden, accidental revelation of some of those secrets threatens to destroy her hopes of being a midwife to the Amish. Meanwhile the local policeman has secrets of his own, and. Well, it is a romance. I enjoyed the book. I'm not sure what qualified me for a free gift, let alone a larger print free gift-oh dear, am I getting old? But I did enjoy it. And the guys enjoyed the soccer. Did I mention, Liverpool won!
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