Book Review: Hearts In Harmony by Beth Wiseman

Posted 13 March, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 4 Comments

Book Review: Hearts In Harmony by Beth Wiseman
Title: Hearts in Harmony
Author: Beth Wiseman
Published by Zondervan
Series: An Amish Journey #1
Date Published: 12 March, 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance
Format: eBook ARC
Source: Booklook Blogger Program, Zondervan
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Rating: four-stars

They both love music. Will God deny what brings them such joy?
 

Musical prodigy Levi Shetler hasn’t touched a piano since he secretly played one years ago. His strict Amish community forbids instruments or the singing of any music not in their approved songbook. Levi asks God often why music tempts him when playing an instrument isn’t allowed in his world. 

One person knows Levi’s talents: Mary Hershberger, the girl who promised years ago to keep his secret. Mary comes from a more liberal district than Levi, but she’s facing family troubles of her own. The mutual care for an aging Englischer, Adeline, reunites Mary and Levi as young adults. They realize that, despite their differences, they have a shared love of music—and a shared confusion about whether their talents are God-given gifts or temptations luring them into the Englisch world. 

The couple realizes they must compromise or part ways, but a tragic accident shakes their decision. Both Mary and Levi will need to reconcile what they love with what their hearts say is right—because even as their passion for music brings them together, it could be what tears them apart. 

The first novel in the new Amish Journeys series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman, Hearts in Harmony explores how far the heart will travel for the melody of love.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booklook Blogger Program, Zondervan and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

Take a trip to Amish country with Beth Wisman’s new series, An Amish Journey! I’m telling you now that you will not be disappointed! Along with Wanda Brunstetter, Beverly Lewis and Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman is among my top five Amish fiction authors. She creates powerful stories filled with easy-to-love characters and intricately woven messages throughout. Hearts In Harmony is the fantastic start to this new series and every minute had me completely engulfed in the center of the simple life.

Wiseman’s characters are beautiful in this story. I loved Adeline, Mary, Levi and Natalie all so much! The way Wiseman wove their stories, and interlocked them was exquisite and captivating! Levi was my absolutely favorite among them. He has a passion that he has to hide because it’s forbidden but his heart wants to soar with harmony with it. I rooted for him for his passion and his growing affection for Mary through the story.

With a few twists and turns thrown into the story along the way, this plot line will leave you hungering for more amazing Wiseman talent. This is a story of finding God’s true will for oneself, and finding a little love and hope along the way. This story will fill your heart to overflowing with tender words and characters that become life long friends.

If you are a fan of Wanda Brunstetter, Beverly Lewis, and Amy Clipston, I highly recommend you seek this one out and then share it with all your book loving friends. Wiseman has another hit selling series on her hands, for sure. Four stars and two thumbs up, this one is a keeper in my book! Can’t wait for book two.

About Beth Wiseman

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 was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published thirteen novels and thirteen novellas to date.

As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.

Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary—Need You Now—released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary—The House that Love Built—which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed. Beth continued to spread her wings when she released The Promise in October 2014. Inspired by actual events, The Promise follows Beth’s characters all the way to Pakistan. Beth was involved in the real-life rescue when her friend was held captive in Pakistan. Beth is currently working on book #2 in her new Amish Secrets series. Book #1—Her Brother’s Keeper—recently released and was chosen as a Top Pick by RT Reviews Magazine.

Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family.

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