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The Promise of a Letter, Book Review

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller

A letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay.

Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don’t go as planned, Roman’s prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn’t plan to stay for long.

Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her small community of Birch Creek. Though some may call her unconventional—strange, even—Leanna is happy. Her unique outlook on life has meant she’s never had many suitors pursuing courtship, which Leanna doesn’t mind. She is content being single.

But when Roman and Leanna find themselves working together again, everything changes. Though neither fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other. The question remains: will this strengthening bond be enough to make Roman stay for good?

My Thoughts: When I was offered this book for review I said yes as soon as I realized it’s an amish romance. When I began reading I was immediately drawn in once I realized that the male, Roman, has such a large part in the book. It was an interesting change! The story and all the characters (especially Leanna and Roman) were so much fun to follow and I loved the setting. A great romance novel, even if you haven’t read the first book in the series.

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