The Struggle (Kentucky Brothers Series #3)

The Struggle (Kentucky Brothers Series #3)

by Wanda E. Brunstetter
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The Struggle (Kentucky Brothers Series #3) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Can a couple rent by grief find renewal? Timothy Fisher’s decision to move his family from their home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, isn’t a happy one for his wife, Hannah. Everything she knows is in Lancaster County—her mother, her home, her friends. But what choice does Hannah have? Realizing that her place is with her husband and young daughter, she reluctantly goes—but her new life is a hard adjustment. Nothing Timothy does pleases Hannah, and his best-laid plans are beginning to crumble before him. Then a tragic accident occurs, further driving a rift in their strained relationship. Hannah is inconsolable and blames Timothy. Between the stress of his job, dealing with his wife’s hostility, and feeling the burden of guilt, Timothy can barely cope. Hannah’s resentment drives her back to Pennsylvania, where she hopes to find peace and healing for her troubled soul. Timothy turns to his pillar of strength and pleads with God to restore his marriage. Amid the ashes of grief and struggle, will renewed love, faith, and hope emerge?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613752463
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication date: 07/20/2012
Series: Kentucky Brothers Series , #3
Edition description: Unabridged Edition
Pages: 8
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at 

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The Struggle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
The Struggle With Forgiveness! I love Wanda's books and especially I have loved her Kentucky Brother series. The Struggle did not disappoint me. I picked up this book yesterday to read and finished it early this evening. I read it every chance that I got. My interest was captured from page one. Timothy Fisher plans to move his family to Pembroke Kentucky to get his wife Hannah away from depending on her Mother so much. Hannah has been spending too much time with her Mother instead of being a wife to him. Timothy has two brothers already living in Pembroke, his twin brother Titus and brother Samuel. Samuel has already said that Timothy's family could stay with him until they can either build or buy a place of their own. Hannah Fisher is not happy with Timothy for forcing her to move to Kentucky. She doesn't want to leave her home and her parents in Paradise Pennsylvania. She vows to never like Kentucky and is bitter toward Timothy for making her move there. Hannah ends up being bitter about a lot of things. Can Hannah ever forgive Timothy for uprooting her from Pennsylvania to move to Kentucky? Can she ever forgive him for the horrible accident that happens in their family? This is a wonderful story about family relationships, learning to forgive one another and putting your faith and trust in God. Thank you Wanda Brunstetter for a wonderful story. This is definitely a five star book. I hope you all will get a chance to read this book.
faithypooloveyou More than 1 year ago
Love to read Wanda Brunstetter books, haven't read one that I did not like.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read all of the Kentucky Brothers series and I have truly enjoyed them
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Amie Lou Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I love Amish fiction. I love the mannerisms, the simplicity of life, and the values that are represented by this culture. The Struggle is a wonderful depiction of such a life. Fisher makes the tough decision to move his family (wife, Hannah, and daughter, Mindy) to Kentucky against his wife’s wishes. But Timothy feels that the move will be the best thing for his marriage. His wife clings to her mother. Their relationship is putting a strain on Timothy and Hannah’s marriage, and Timothy is eager to join his two brothers who already live in the Blue Grass State. But Hannah is unhappy in Kentucky and doesn’t seem to care who knows it. Without spoilers, the move does not help their marriage and could even be said to make it worse. Aside from the main story between Timothy and Hannah, there is also the relationship between Esther and Timothy’s brother, Samuel, and their boss, Allen, and the B&B owner, Bonnie. Three great stories in one book, along with a great mix of Amish and English living close and sharing in the joys and traditions of each culture equals a great read. All in all, The Struggle is a fabulous book about forgiveness and hope, God’s blessings and His mysterious ways, as well as second chances for them all.
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MSantorum More than 1 year ago
If you have read the Kentucky Brothers one and two you will want to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the author Wanda Brunsetter. This book is delightful to read and always has you anticipating what the next page will bring. I like the Amish stories and experiences that she brings to her stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to read along with 1& 2 I enjoy reading Wanda Brunstetters books Great author
schoolmarmGG More than 1 year ago
Timothy is sure moving to Kentucky to live near his brothers will help his marriage because Hannah is too close to her mother. Hannah is sure she can not survive in Kentucky, but goes because that is what an Amish wife does. Both will be tested to make this move work as well as making their marriage work.
Snoozy24 More than 1 year ago
Wanda Brunstetter and her relations with the Amish coomunity, give credance to her books. Timothy takes his wife, Hannah and daughter Mindi to Kentucky. This move was ncessary to try a lengthen the bond between mother and daughter, so his wife could be more attentive to him. Hannah does not adjust well to the move. She further isolates herself and daughter, from the family and friends there. An accident occurs, and she blames Timothy, and runs home to her mother. The real workings of forgiveness and love in a marriage comes out. Great reading.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
"Whatever your simple pleasures may be, enjoy them and share them with someone else. We sometimes take for granted the everyday things that give us a sense of joy and well-being. These simple things are often forgotten when problems occur in our lives." This is the moral of the novel, The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter which is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers Series. This time it's Timothy Fisher who feels compelled to leave his childhood home in Paradise, Pennsylvania to move to Christian County, Kentucky and follow in his brothers footsteps who have gone before him. First his twin brother Titus and then his half-brother Samuel left to find cheaper land and more of it than is available in Pennsylvania, but it's not the reason for Timothy. He's hoping that by moving to Kentucky, he can separate Hannah, his wife from her mother. Since they have been married, Timothy feels as though his marriage has been in jeopardy just because Hannah hasn't taken on the responsibilities he feels a wife should. She spends more time with her mother than with him and he's hoping a change in location might help. Only Hannah isn't going to make it easy on him. She isn't the slightest bit willing to make this move and being an only child, her and her mother share a very close bond. She understands that she needs to be there for her husband but doesn't feel that moving them is the answer. Not only that but their only daughter, Mindy will also have to find new friends. So Hannah resolves to dig herself in and find ways to show Timothy that Kentucky isn't going to make her any happier and is crossing her fingers it will only be a matter of time before she's home again with her parents. Since they are moving there in hopes of finding a home, they will have to live with Samuel and his children. Timothy is hoping that Hannah can find some friends through the women in his brothers lives, starting with Esther who Samuel is courting and is taking care of his home and children during the day while he works and in the evening hours, works part time at a Bed and Breakfast owned by an English women named Bonnie. Hannah feels that since she is staying there, she should assume the responsibilities of caring for the children and the upkeep of the house, but all it does is isolate her further from not only Samuel and Timothy but from Esther and the other women as well. I received The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter compliments of Barbour Publishing and Net Galley for my honest review and really enjoyed this Amish novel. In it we see that the more tightly we attempt to hold on to things and refuse to trust God, the harder it will be to deal with things when they are suddenly taken away. In this one, each set of characters is challenged with their own personal struggles, Timothy and Hannah are at odds in not only how to put their marriage back together but also how to deal with raising a family; Bonnie and her soon to be husband Allen, are dealing with some secrets from Bonnie's past that make wreck the opportunity to be married before she can accept his proposal and an unexpected English visitor to the B & B on Christmas Eve, throws a wrench into some Christmas plans with her own past. In it all we can see the consequences of what happens when we fail to trust God and instead try to handle things ourselves. Sometimes it has tragic circumstances and often times it can simply be a matter of working things out by letting go, and letting God heal our past wounds, yet the message is simple, as believers we are never far from some kind of struggle and watching each of these characters deal with them, shows us that the best answer is faith in God, not matter how difficult it may be. I easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars! If you love Amish Fiction, then you definitely want to pick this one up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all 3 books!!!!! I read this last one in 2 days and was sorry that the series ended!
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mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
Once again Wanda E. Brunstertter has come across with another book in the series "Kentucky Brothers". I was so happy to receive this one from Wanda and Barbour Publishing, now I can continue with the saga of the Fisher family. Hannah Fisher hates that she has had to move away from his home town and her family and move to Kentucky. But as the Amish believe she had to go where her husband wants to go. Alone with the accident of their little daughter Mindy, there was so much guilt. Now they are having trouble with their marriage as Hannah is so unhappy. Timothy Fisher is also having a lot of trouble with trying to make his wife happy and his work he really does not know what to do. As Hannah goes back home to Pennsylvania and to her parents' everywhere she looks there is a reminder of what she had lost. As the time passed and she found out she was expecting a baby she knew that she had to go back to where she belonged and to her husband. Can she forget and forgive as she continues her life. Will Timothy and Hannah listen to God and settle their differences or will they remain apart? I love to read these books in a series because once I start to read about a family I just want it to continue. As always Wanda knows how to make you feel me through I am in that family my-self and I just don't want to put it down until the last page, then I look and think couldn't there be at least one more page? I love the receipes that are always in these books. I have tried a few and some of them are just like this old southern woman has always made for her family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago