Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book Review ~ An Uncommon Grace by Serena B. Miller ~ 1/14/16

A moving and inspirational novel about the power of faith, family and above all, love, as a young Amish man must turn to his Englisch neighbor for help after a devastating tragedy.
Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war, and keep her teenage sister out of trouble.
When Levi Troyer meets Grace, he is at his most vulnerable. His stepfather has been murdered and his mother wounded by intruders. Grace saves his mother’s life and Levi is more than thankful. However, any relationship between them is forbidden by his faith.
Even before meeting Grace, Levi had begun to question some of the teachings of his ultra-conservative Amish sect. He has considered leaving, but knows he will be banned forever from having contact with his younger siblings and widowed mother—who need him to survive.
Grace is struggling with trying to figure out how to live her life without the man she has grown to love. Meanwhile, a murderer must be caught. Will love and justice prevail?

My Thoughts:
I was really pleased with this book.  It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Amish novel.
Contrary to what the cover of the book lead you to believe, the heroine isn't Amish.  Just a little side note :)
I loved the chemistry between Grace and Levi.
Levi was so respectful and trying to be the very best Swartzentruber Amishman he could be.  He struggled with some of the strict rules and deep down questioned whether the only way to Heaven was to be Amish.
Grace was a combat nurse who comes home from Afghanistan when her grandmother has a heart attack.  She is a strong character who had to adjust to civilian life along with caring for her grandmother and naïve teenage sister.
I loved the romance, the mystery and the message of God's grace and love.
This was another great book by Serena B. Miller!

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