Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Wounded Heart Review & GIVEAWAY!

The Wounded Heart
Adina Senft
An Amish Quilt Novel

First in a new Amish quilt series!
Widow Amelia is left to run her husband’s pallet shop in addition to managing her household and two young children, after he is killed in a buggy accident. 11 months later Amelia still struggles and entertains the idea of possibly selling the business after an English customer inquires into it.
Amelia begins to notice pins and needles in her hands that are becoming much more than just a nuisance. 
Consulting her mother she tries her home remedies and then tries the local chiropractor that many Amish go to. That doctor strongly suggests she see a medical doctor. An MRI shows the early stages of multiple sclerosis. Treatment options are to take medications, expensive for an Amish women without medical insurance, or travel to Mexico for an experimental study. Both are extremely expensive and need approval of the Amish community.
Thankful for her friendships of Emma and Carrie and her time with them quilting, she is able to walk through her journey with their help as well as that of God.
Unique spin on the typical Amish novels, tackling a disease like MS. I enjoyed the information on what Amish do in the case of serious illness like that and how the community works together to help provide funds needed for medical procedures. I loved how the quilting weaved into the story line and the author even includes a sample block instructions at the end of the novel. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!
I received a copy of The Wounded Heart in exchange for an honest review.

And for one of my blessed readers the Publisher is giving away a copy of The Wounded Heart!

 You must be a GFC follower to comment, then leave me a message with what you like about Amish Fiction novels.
Be sure to give me your email address so that after the contest I can get your snail mail address and pass it along.
The contest is for USA and Canada residents.
 I will leave the entries open for one week, and use random. org to select a winner.
Good luck!!


The Wounded Heart Blog Tour Schedule
September 26
http://www.bibliophilesretreat.com
http://uselesscrafts.blogspot.com
http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com
http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot.com/
http://www.kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com
September 27
http://www.moms-pace.com
http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com
http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com
http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com
September 28
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/
http://shoopettesbookreviews.blogspot.com/
http://libslibrary.blogspot.com
http://sugarpeach.wordpress.com/
http://www.frommipov.blogspot.com
http://southernsassythings.blogspot.com
http://detweilermom.blogspot.com
http://camys-loft.blogspot.com

9 comments:

  1. I love Amish novels because I am always promised a clean read. The storyline of this book sounds amazing and I would love to read it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  2. Mix Amish and quilting in a novel format - sounds delicious!! Hope I win!

    Barb F.
    filiat@comcast.net

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  3. Sounds like a great story! Count me in thanks!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  4. Yay! I'm so excited about this giveaway! I love reading about the Amish but the biggest connection I feel is because, when I'm not reading, I am quilting - and I still do it by hand. Put the two together in an Amish quilt trilogy and I am IN!
    danakburgess(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I love reading Amish novels because they allow me to read and learn about a different culture while also reading a good story at the same time.

    leanna.hiner@gmail.com

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  6. I like Amish novels because they give me a look at the Amish lifestyle and some of the issues the Amish have to deal with. I know that I can read without wondering if I am going to have put the book down unfinished because of bad language or content.
    Victoriapatt@gmail.com

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  7. It sounds like a story that I would enjoy! :-)

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  8. I enjoy Amish stories for the same reason why I enjoy books from the colonial times: It seems like such a simpler way of life, and families are much more tight-knit.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
    GFC Darlene

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  9. I like Amish fiction because it takes me out of the hustle and bustle of my own over cluttered life. I think I wish I had a more simple life. This is probably as close as I can get. I am a new follower. Thank you for the giveaway.

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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