Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Hannah's Courtship" by Emma Miller

About the book

Second Chance At Love  

Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennonite, born-and-bred, and Hannah cannot—will not—leave her Amish faith, not even for him. Does Albert have the courage to give up his modern life for Hannah…and will Hannah have the courage to let him? 

Hannah's Daughters: Seeking love, family  and faith in Amish country

This book was released in June 2014
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed

My Review

“Hannah's Courtship” by Emma Miller is her latest book in her series 'Hannah's Daughters', and I am not entirely sure if it is the last book in the series or not. I sure hope not for I still want to see Dorcas find her happy ending.

There is also a wrap up of a story that has been developing over the last several books since “Redeeming Grace” and I just loved the wrap up that is for sure. It is not always easy knowing how to let go of someone who is so precious to us, but this is something that needs to be worked out in the book. To discover that maybe one has been holding too tightly without seeing the whole picture is something so many can relate to, and here it is no different. When the discovery is made and the realization that maybe things are not as they seem to one person, something beautiful happens. I know that there may be some people who think that what happens shouldn't happen at all but I found it to be the most beautiful form of love.

To watch Hannah, who has been the mother to so many who have gotten married, fall in love with the least expected person was an interesting thing to see. Things are not easy just because Hannah is a bit older, but it seems as if she has to make even harder choices than any of her daughters had to do. She knew that there was one thing that she would never do regardless what she would have to give up, and though that caused her some pain it also made her who she is.

Albert is a man who seems to be searching for something and seems to be a bit blind to what he was needing. Well maybe saying he was a bit blind is a tad harsh since he was quite familiar with the hurdles and didn't think anything could work so he held himself back. Albert is also a man who though made up his mind was also seeking counsel from others who mattered so much to him, which showed that he was willing to listen to others. Also he is a man who is honorable for he didn't want to do anything disrespectful and when he slipped up in crossing a line by accident he felt so bad for it, even though it was just a little thing, he still felt so bad for crossing that line.

I can't wait to be taken back to Seven Poplars in the future for there is Dorcas who needs to find her own happy ending. Dorcas for all her faults is a character who has touched me several times through out the series and she deserves her happy ever after soon. There are also some interesting new characters who are introduced in this book that I see by Emma Miller's Goodreads book list, are going to continue in a new series. I will continue to wait for Dorcas' happy ending while gladly and cheerfully reading the books in between that time.

I hope all who read this book enjoys it as much as I did.

Other Books in "Hannah's Daughters" Series

Courting Ruth
Miriam's Heart
Anna's Gift
Leah's Choice
Reddeming Grace
Johanna's Bridegroom
Rebecca's Christmas Gift