Book Review: Home All Along by Beth Wiseman, Book 3 of Amish Secrets Series

"Do you think God sends unexpected people into our lives to help us see things more clearly?" 


Title:  Home All Along
Series: Amish Secrets, Book 3
Author: Beth Wiseman
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  September 26, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Amish Fiction
Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for.

Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices.


Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?

Home All Along is the third and final installment of the Amish Secrets series, and it is jam packed with such depth, one won't want it to end. And end it did, and with a good dose of closure for fans of the series and for the characters. Though this is part of a series, the author did a wonderful job in providing bits and pieces of the past that allows this to read as a standalone.

"Peace comes when our soul is calm. Restlessness divides us from God, from the peace only He can provide." 

There is a strong message of faith and salvation, and makes for quite a story for new believers as well. The author did not sugarcoat anything, but bring to the forefront of sin and evil, but there's also the blessing of characters that encourage, inspire and yes, even guide us unexpectedly, just like in real life. And for those that don't like novels that are overly preachy, I can assure you, Home All Along is not. There's so much going on, including romance, friendship and family. There are quite a few heartbreaking moments, and moments of frustration that really comes to light in a way that brings readers a certain understanding and wisdom. I particularly love the explanation of heaven in the analogy of cake and icing.

In all, Home All Along is about finding your place, your home. It's also about going through life's many trials with tears, sweat, and even laughter, but also the love of family, friends and God. A wonderful conclusion to a series.

"Things are awful . . . only if you allow it to be." 

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Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She is a two-time winner of the Carol Award in, a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. This is Beth’s fifteenth novel, and she has also published thirteen novellas that appear in various Thomas Nelson collections.

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1 comments:

  1. Thank for the review. I love Beth Wiseman books and would love to read Home All Along.

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