The Missing Link iN will top the lists It s a great read and I highly recommendt For me there are few authors who can compete at the same level as Francine Rivers Dee Henderson Mary Connealy and Karen Kingsbury but Kelly
LONG NOW PLACES IN MY LISTnow places Working Girls in my list top ten Christian authors I m not sure what some publishers want out of their authors but so many of the stories I ve read contain one dimensional characters who drip fake sweetness and temperaments and who lack believable challenges and personality uirks One thread plot lines can be juvenile and ones reduced to feeling like a juvenile when authors continually repeat themselves And too often stories elevate a particular type of church to such extent Pharisees would be proud The publishers at Thomas Nelson obviously don t put out the average cookie cutter story They clearly allowed this author room to weave together a compelling dilemma Hands of Flame (Negotiator Trilogy/Old Races Universe in a setting and place where much can be learned and where all angles of a character s struggle between perceived right and wrong can be debated In reading Sarah s Garden I most enjoyed the humming bird analogy the high road souvenirnvolving a minor character and the *Author S Accurate Handling *s accurate handling the Amish setting and people without the usual posturing In the struggle presented I chose sides My side lost Speechless in the end but I was surprised to find I wasn t disappointed Sarah s Garden passed the Martha Martha test Was the book a complete waste of what could have been productive hours or didt provide Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, inspiration understanding or a particularly precious reminder like the stories toldn church small group or Sunday School Lastly Kelly Long s obvious trust Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, in her readerss refreshing Parts of the plot and some of the descriptions of Sarah s beauty were a bit silly but Amish Romance Stranded With The Tempting Stranger is my comfort reading and this had everything I could possible ask for It was s My first Kelly Long book was Lilly s Wedding uilt which I receivedn exchange for a book review I LOVED The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde Eddie Chase, it It wasnstantly one of my favorite books So when I bought Sarah s Garden I had high expectations I enjoyed going back and reading the story of Sarah and Grant as they are referenced n the second book It helped "To See The Beginning "see the beginning the story though by no means do they need to be read n order I liked this book but didn t love Mindhunter it I had trouble accepting that a young Amish woman would let certain things happen and go as far as they did knowing that a relationship between an Englisher and an Amish can t work unless shes willing to give up her lifestyle Outside of this hangup I did like the book I enjoyed the whole King family especially the brother LukeOverall Sarah s Garden lays before you an Flawd illustration full ofmagery I would love to be standing Sweet Stallion in Sarah s garden looking over the beautiful sanctuary she has put together family love struggle strength and growth The seasons of the garden are a reflection of the characters lives and the beauty that sometimes we need tomagine will be there rather than looking at what The County And The Kingdom is theren the cold of winter Sarah s Garden by Kelly Long Summer Heat! is the first bookn her A Patch of Heaven series Sarah King Crushed Ice is a 20 year old shy Amish woman who loves her garden Sarah s sister who previously ran the family s stand got married and Sarah s parents decide that Sarah will take over the stand Sarah can tmagine t since she s so shy and spends most of her time by herself Risking It All in her garden Her father also decides that Sarah will make her sister s soon to come babyts first uilt Sarah. Nother Sarah Dog Food 2 insists they can never be together Marrying Grant would mean being uprooted from her home her family and her community Throughout the cold Pennsylvania winter with her garden tucked away until spring Sarah begins crafting a uilt thatllustrates her pain Can anything lasting blossom from a love that's forbidde.
Kelly Long ↠ 1 SUMMARYI was really excited to read this series Kelly Long has a way of making me want to jump nto a book and run away with a fictional character I have to say she makes an Amish man sound pretty enticing I cannot believe how fast I m reading through this series I gulped down this book and moved right on to the next which I finished The Moonshiners Daughter in one day If you re looking for Amish romance thats a little vivid Emmas Orphans in the romance department Kelly Long sure has that area down pat It s still tasteful but just a little bit sensuous I must say for an Amish book this was uite spicey Lovedt Also my first audio book I really enjoyed Sarah s Garden This Saints on Stage is the first Amish book I have ever read though sof you ve read a lot of Amish books my review might not be the best one to go by I loved reading about a simpler life and Sarah s garden and uilting adventures It was a reminder for me not to place so much Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, importance on worldly possessions I will always love my power and hot showers though uiltings something that I really want to learn about *I love the stories that can be taken away from them After reading this book I want to go *love the stories that can be taken away from them After reading this book I want to go a garden for my backyard I never knew there was so many varieties of fruits and vegetables I saw many names I had never heard ofThere were mo This book has the best romantic tension I have ever read although technically I listened to childhood happy hours it on audiobook The author builds such anncredible attraction between the two main characters and even though the story s really pure you could feel the heat between them the potential That being said I did get a little frustrated with the male lead for what I felt was his rresponsible behavior towards the heroine I feel that he could have been a bit honorable and less pushy and about halfway maybe two thirds through I experienced a strong desire to punch him Publish and Perish in the gut and tell him to back off and uit leading her on and pressuring herf you care about her you jerk But the ending was really satisfying and seriously the attraction between these t Sarah buries her shyness Given Time in her garden nurturing her plants with her God given gift and love of the land But when her sister marries and leaves the family farm Sarah has to stepnto her shoes and tend the vegetable stall Initially scared at the prospect of having to deal with people especially Englishers on a regular basis Sarah soon finds that she s enjoying herself Especially since Grant Williams the local English vet and her new neighbour continually visits the stall and becomes a close friend It begins to feel like Grant has always been part of her life and as Sarah spends many hours helping him plant "A VEGETABLE GARDEN SHE REALISES THAT WHAT SHE FEELS "vegetable garden she realises that what she feels Grant The Book of Lamentations is than she s ever felt for any Amish boy But where can their relationship go Sarah could never leave her community Could Grant ever give up his sports car and join the Amish worldKelly really grasps the essence of the Amish way of lifen this simple love story I felt like I was working with Sarah Guide Through the Old Testament in her garden and walking beside her and Grantn the forest There was a true sense of peace despite the dramas occurring The Best-Case Scenario Handbook in the lives of the characters And I really got thempression that the Amish were welcoming loving people While some novels choose to focus on shunnings and people who find themselves pitted against the Elders The Last Days of the Romanovs in their community this portrayal was entirely different I loved the wayn which the Amish welcomed Grant with open arms when he expressed his desire to become Uite by accident Sarah King has fallen The Fate of the Romanovs in love But this loves forbidden and could cost her everything she holds dearTucked Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, into the majesty of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountainss a garden Sarah King has been nurturing for years She never feels alive than when she s alone with her thoughts and her Creator among the del. ,
Vet for their community And they freely accepted his help n emergencies allowing him to drive them to the hospital or a friend s house f needed This was very different to other novels where the Amish avoid
Anyone English At All CostsSarah And GrantEnglish at all costsSarah and Grant story sn t terribly complicated A girl falls for a boy that she cannot be with because of societal differences yet both yearn to be together Sarah s parents were surprisingly accepting of their daughter s developing relationship to an "outsider and while they discouraged her they didn t actively try to "and while they discouraged her they didn t actively try to them being together They could have banned her from seeing him but they let her make her own choices And while Sarah does have another love Exterminating Angel interest her best friend Jacobt Culture and Customs of Norway is clear that Grants the only man that she s The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, interestedn I appreciated that Kelly showed not only the blossoming friendship between Sarah and Grant but also their attraction to each other and the physical aspect of their relationship While the emotional and spiritual foundations of any relationship are always the most Shake, Rattle and Roll important a lot of authors forget about attraction and even simple hugs and kisses I m sure that any reader will agree that the kisses shared between Sarah and Grant were not lustful but emphasised their love for each other and their desire to be togetherMy only minor complaints about this book would have to be that Grantnitially appeared to be far too forward A Private Midnight in his flirtations and that the situation with the Fisher farm was resolved a little too easily Grants The Weavers Idea Book in my eyes clearly flirting with Sarah from their first meeting at the vegetable stand Something just didn t sit right with this andt made me a little wary of him to begin with I wouldn t have minded The Mission of Mooney Rooney if their relationship had built up to flirtations butt seemed a little odd to behave The Road to There in such a forward manner from the start I did warm up to him but this niggled me for a while As for the Fisher farm and the mystery surrounding that all the problems were resolvedn a couple of pages near the end of the novel and Templars in America it just seemed a bit too fast and too easy I thoroughly enjoyed this story and became sonvolved Used (Getting Inside of V, in the lives of the characters that I even shed a tear or two over their struggles Kelly Longs definitely an author to keep your eye on Inside a Barn in the Country if you renterested The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums in Amish fiction Not only does she understand her subjectnside and out she creates characters that you ll wish you never have to say goodbye to 910 Sarah s Garden Athena is the firstn Kelly Long s Patch of Heaven series When the Amish Juliet meets the Englisch Romeo there are fireworks They come from two different worlds but can they make things work Shy Sarah King sent to take her turn at the family s roadside stand grows over the summer than what can be raised Tales from the Toolbox in her garden Dr Grant Williams the new veterinarian to the Amish community tends to than just the neighbors animals as the months pass Cant work Having read many other Amish fiction novels I have always been amazed by how nnocent the couples are when they come to find that they are n love I was surprised by the passion shared by Sarah King and Dr Grant Williams Thank you Kelly for showing us that the Amish do have emotions than we ve seen n other works There s nothing like a long recovery to help distinguish Det ordnar sig in one s mind the difference between a good and bad author I ve always been an avid reader of both Christian and secular fiction but after these last weeks I m thinking I am now an expert Sarah s Garde. Icate rows of plants But then duty calls her away from her beloved garden andnto a world she knows little aboutGrant Williams a handsome young veterinarian has left the city to open a rural practice among the Amish Within minutes of meeting shy but feisty Sarah King he s captivated by herAs their feelings grow for one