Review: Words from the Heart by Kathleen Fuller, Book 3 of Amish Letters

". . . I know you said you don't want to fight for us. That's okay. I'm strong enough to fight for us both."

Title:  Words from the Heart
Series: Amish Letters, Book 3
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date:  February 13, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Amish Fiction
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Ivy Yoder thought she had found the man she would marry, but she returns to her Amish community of Birch Creek with a broken heart. When a family friend asks for her help in cleaning out an attic, she's grateful for the chance to get her mind off the betrayal.

Noah Schlabach is an Amish auctioneer and is eager to get into his aunt’s attic in search of lost treasures. He loves learning about the past, and he has created a thriving auction business for himself. When he meets Ivy, he suspects his aunt is trying to set them up, but all of that is forgotten when they come across a box of old love letters.

While Noah is more interested in potential auction items than love letters, Ivy is swept up in the story of the young couple. She's also fighting her growing feelings for Noah—she can't risk her heart again. But if there is one thing these young Amish people learn from the past, it’s that they must take hold of the gifts of today. With a little help from the letters, and a lot of help from God, Noah and Ivy begin to live in the present, full of love.


I love mail. I love it when I receive a personal note, especially at this age when emails and text have taken away the art of face to face conversations, as well as the art of writing.  There's also something beautiful about waiting for a letter, a response. Don't you think? And I think that's why I've enjoyed Kathllen Fuller's Amish Letters series. In the latest installment, Words from the Heart, it reminded me all over the lost art of letter writing.

Words from the Heart, aptly named have risen to become my favorite of the series, which was pretty hard to do, considering I couldn't decide between book 1 or book 2 as my favorite when I read them. The letters between our main characters started off as something between friends, a 'thank you', but it quickly progressed to something more from each of their hearts. It's about shedding the burdens in our heart with someone who cares. And that my friends, is priceless.

"Whatever he's burdened with, please make it light."

I started this story, not expecting to finish it in one sitting, and surprisingly, I did. I just kept going and before I know it, we've come to close. I think it has something to do with feeling connected to either Noah or Ivy, at different times of the story. And in both, there's a message of faith, of waiting and of surpassing fear. Isn't that something we all deal with? I get it. Waiting takes faith, and faith also conquers fear. Sometime, we just need to wait, and let God.

"Always give God a chance to work.."

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Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including A Man of His Word and Treasuring Emma, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. 

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  1. "Words from the Heart" sounds amazing and I'd love the chance to read it. Thank you for the review!

  2. On my wish list. I loved the first two. Thank you for the review.


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