[Book Review] Betsy’s Return (Brides of Lehigh Canal, bk 2) by Wanda Brunstetter

Posted 6 July, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
Relive the glory of a Pennsylvania canal town through the eyes of those who ministered to the needs of the workers. Betsy Nelson reluctantly returns to her childhood home to care for her failing father, a faithful minister who served the town for years. William Covington, a confirmed bachelor, comes to town to become the new pastor and set aside the luxuries of this birth for service to God. Can Betsy and William find common ground on which to work together for the better of the townspeople?

About the Author:
Award-winning, bestselling author, WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends

My Review:
This was a wonderful story! Wanda Brunstetter has always been a favorite of mine with her Amish novels, but she is also superbly talented in that she has a gift to also write non-Amish stories. Her stories are always written with God’s love and gentle words and it overflows onto the reader when they open this the book.

Betsy’s Return, book 2 in the Brides of Lehigh Canal series, could easily be read as a stand alone novel but I’m a stickler for reading a series in order whenever possible and also recommending they be read in order, so I would suggest just that: read Kelly’s Chance and then Betsy’s Return, both of which are WONDERFUL!

The characters in Betsy’s Return are wonderful and full of humor. Both Betsy and William are struggling with personal issues like forgiveness, heartache and following God’s true will for their lives. I laughed many times throughout this story, I prayed for the characters and I could feel the love of God reach to my soul. A wonderful feeling when you read a book!

Well done, Wanda! She created yet another 5 star book worthy of high recommendations! It’s the perfect blend of history, humor, love and inspiration and shouldn’t be missed!

*This book was provided for review by Barbour Publishing Company*



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