Title: Herb of Grace (A Healing Grace Novel #1)
Author: Adina Senft
Many Amish novels tend to skewer the Amish community, making them appear surrealistic instead of human beings. However, Adina Senft writes very realistically, showing them as people who though live differently deal with issues common to mankind. The author shows how faith might be lived out in various situations such as teenagers running away, working a job that is honest, and the support of family along with community.
For me, this work was a first for me and I enjoyed reading the story that centered on a small community widow, wondering if God is leading her to be an herbalist and waiting for God’s will to be revealed. The moment I opened the book I was lost in another world that consumed my attention from start to finish. A major theme in the book is faith lived by being still, listening for God’s voice, praying and choosing to forgive.
Audiences will be absolutely engaged in the story, enjoying the tension in some of the relationships that are prominent in the small community. All will be reminded to talk to God no matter what action the body is doing, and at times, responding with tears or joy. The sequel to Herb of Grace has been released and is titled, Keys of Heaven. To understand the flow of the story, reading the books in order is highly recommended.
My rating is 5 stars.
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