Friday, August 17, 2012

Lori Copeland's and Virginia Smith's The Heart's Frontier ~ Reviewed

The Heart's Frontier, The Amish of Apple Grove Series #1
By: Lori Copeland, Virginia Smith
More in Amish of Apple Grove Series 
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736947523


Kansas,1881-On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer's Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Curtis Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone's prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged-do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other's match?


The Heart’s Frontier is about a young Amish WomanEmma Switzer. She is traveling from one town in Kansas to another with her Jonas, her father, Rebecca, her sister and her Grandmother. They are going to visit family but at the same time she knows that her family is looking for her to find a suitable husband. During their travels, they are robbed by a mob of bandits and are forced to ask for help in a neighboring town. The Lord brings Luke Carson, a young cattle driver leading his first drive, to their rescue. Though Luke is pressured to get his cattle to their destination,he can’t seem to refuse in assisting the Amish family, especially with young Emma there.

This was a great book. It was fun watching the Amish family “step outside the box” so to speak, in coming to the aid of Luke and his men on the cattle drive. I enjoyed watching Emma and Luke’s love story unfold. I really didn’t know how it was going to end as it didn’t seem Emma would leave her Amish faith, but Luke definitely was not cut out for the Amish lifestyle. But not matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t fight their growing feelings for each other. The outcome was exciting – you’ll have to read it to find out!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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