The Healing

The Healing

By Wanda E. Brunstetter

Barbour Publishing, Paperback, 9781602606838, 377pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011

Description
Now a NewYork Times and USA Bestseller Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he's carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday's memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel's children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?


About the Author
"New York Times, " award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.


Praise For The Healing

This is a warm and wonderful story of love that is lost, grief that must be endured, lives that must move on, caring and loving that can never afford to wane, and the healing power of prayer, support, friends, family, and one's devotion and faith in God.  Interwoven in Samuel and Esther's story is the continuation of Titus and Suzanne's courtship as Samuel's needs and concerns almost overwhelm their relationship and place some significant pressures on their future life together.  No matter what one's faith practice or belief, these stories set within the Amish context are so very readable, wonderfully entertaining, filled with graceful and loving people, and instructive as to an alternate way of approaching life's dilemmas.  They are the kind of stories we can proudly give to your teens and know that there is still real living involved without the dark and negative approach to problem-solving.  Add in the fact that this author has been engaging the interest of readers for years with over 85 published novels and you have a novel that is well worth the time and effort to read, is instructive and entertaining, and leaves the reader--me, anyway, feeling like I deeply satisfied. 
-Judith Hirsch-Fikejs

The second in the Kentucky Brothers series, this book could stand alone.  A family tree is included to help with the characters.  In true Brunstetter fashion, rich details and plausible situations abound.  Though the narrative is somewhat predictable, it is an enjoyable read.
-Leslie L. McKee