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1.18.2015

Wonderful Lonesome ~ Review

Wonderful Lonesome
Amish Turns of Time 1
By Olivia Newport


An Amish settlement is struggling to grow in the harsh environment of 1914 Colorado.  And through the struggles and losses Abbie Weaver is determined that this settlement will survive.  But the hardships continue to whittle away at their numbers.  Illness, drought, harsh elements wear away at many of the settlers eroding their resolve to stay and fight for their new homes.  

But the greatest enemy to morale is the lack of spiritual nourishment.  For over a year the community has been without a church.  They have no minister and surrounding community bishops no longer visit.

Abbie is forced to choose between family or community.  What will she choose?  And when the man she loves seemingly betrays all she holds dear will she follow her heart?  Or will loyalty to a dying community determine her future while sacrificing her dreams?

Change is coming and it may break Abbie's heart more than once.

I was provided an audio version of this book by the publisher through TBCN/BookFun in exchange for my honest review.


ABOUT BOOK: In a struggling Amish settlement on the harsh Colorado plain, Abbie Weaver refuses to concede defeat to hail, drought, and coyotes, even as families begin to give up and return east. The biggest challenge of all is the lack of a spiritual shepherd and regular worship. When Abbie discovers the root of a spiritual divide that runs through the settlement, she faces her own decisions about what she believes. She must choose between a quiet love in her cherished church, passion with a man determined to leave the church, or imagining her life with neither.


ABOUT AUTHOR: Olivia Newport's novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. She chases joy in Colorado, where day lilies grow as tall as she is. Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books.