Twenty-year-old Greta Miller’s daed has been injured in a farming accident, and both Greta and her sister must work outside the home to make ends meet. Because Greta is still in her rumschpringe, her family chooses her to sell homemade jams, jellies, and baked goods at a local farmers’ market. Josh Yoder wants to court Greta, but years ago, he made the mistake of walking away from her…and the Amish. Three years later, he’s back, but Greta wants nothing to do with him. Josh struggles to fit in and rebuild relationships he destroyed. Knowing Greta’s family needs help, he steps in. When Greta admires one of his birdhouses, he gives it to her, hoping that it will open the door to more. But as their friendship begins to grow, scandal and danger pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves and in harm’s way. Will Greta be able to return home? Or will she remain forever estranged from her beloved Amish community?
About the Author
Award-winning author Laura V. Hilton and her husband, Steve, a pastor, make their home in Arkansas. They have five children, three of whom are grown, and Laura homeschools the youngest two. She earned her degree in business administration, but has always wanted to be a writer. Laura’s maternal grandparents were Amish and she mainly writes Amish contemporary romance novels. Her most recent books includeFirestorm and Love by the Numbers. Her additional works include: the Amish of Seymour series, Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another; the Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love, Awakened Love and A White Christmas in Webster County; and the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and is also a professional book reviewer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Birdhouse based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Laura V. Hilton has another hit with this book! With a setting in Jamesport, you truly get the feeling and understanding that all Amish communities are different. Which is one of the things that draw me to Laura's books. One thing I walked away from this story with a truth that bad and good things can happen to anyone, anywhere. A series of unfortunate events are how the things that happened to Greta are described on the cover of the book, I would say that is an understatement. False accusations, trusting the wrong people and trying to solve things on her own, led Greta to a place of putting her trust fully in God to make things right. The events of trusting the wrong people were like a page out of a daily newspaper in America today. This story was eye opening to the fact that we often believe we are invincible and we are not. A thought compelling, heart-breaking story that will have you on the edge of your seat is the best way I can describe The Birdhouse. 5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
I read The Birdhouse by Author Laura Hilton in one afternoon. This book is amazing and I was totally mesmerized with this story. I love the surprising twists and turns the author with her outstanding style smoothly inserted into the book. This made The Birdhouse unpredictable to me and also made it so much more fun to read. Author Laura Hilton is one of the best authors to read and each book I read by her keeps getting better. I'm always excited and looking forward to her next book. The Birdhouse is an amazing book I believe you will really enjoy reading. I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
Laura V. Hilton has pulled out all the stops and outdone herself with "The Bird House!" She will wrap you right around her little finger with the characters and action in this fantastic Amish fiction book from The Amish of Jamesport series. Emotions run deep and the action flows. Realism is a strong point in this book. Life isn't sugar coated or depicted as saccharine. Amish life is difficult, as life is for all of us. Losses are significant and missed opportunities are heartbreaking, and these events are well described and touch the heart. Lost faith and hope are sad components in this story of struggling in adversity. Loss of trust is tangible. Misunderstandings and lies leave Greta despairing, but Josh keeps hope alive in his heart. Is his faith and love alone enough to overcome despair in Greta's life? His attraction and love for Greta have never waned, and his growing passion for her only escalates in this poignant and romantic novel of unbridled desire. I loved Greta and Josh and the journey they traveled throughout this enthralling story. Faith, hope, love and forgiveness are prominent components in "The Bird House." This book will literally take your breath away! You'll be swept into a heart pounding adventure of unknown proportions! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.