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Words From the Heart ~ Review

Words From the Heart
An Amish Letters Novel #3
By Kathleen Fuller

Ivy Yoder's life has changed much recently and it is about to once again as her job at Miller's Bookbinding is coming to an end. With her closest friends and sister married and no prospects of marriage in her future Ivy feels a bit adrift.

When an older woman within the community asks for Ivy's help she agrees - after all she has the time. But cleaning up Cevilla Schlabach's attic has a few stipulations attached to it - she has to do it with Cevilla's great-nephew Noah. And even more perplexing is Cevilla's insisting that Ivy and Noah have to be in the attic together working together no solo work, but at her age Cevilla is allowed a few peculiarities.

Noah is hoping to make so finds of importance - he is after all an auctioneer and articles of value intrigue him. Ivy is curious as well but most of the boxes hold little of monetary value though there are a few treasures that with a little TLC might be of note. But when they come to a box of old letters they discover the true treasure that the attic is hiding - but these letters hide a secret one that affect them both.

Those around them are convinced that Ivy and Noah are perfect for one another - but Ivy and Noah aren't convinced. Ivy like her life and the closeness she shares with her family in Birch Creek while Noah like traveling around as an auctioneer and he doesn't even call the state of Ohio home. And Noah has a secret of his own one that could have a last effect on what his future holds.

This is the third book in the Amish Letters series and continues the story of those who call Birch Creek, Ohio, home. If you have not read the two previous books you can still easily follow this story you just won't have the back story of the secondary characters. This is a lovely story about family, friendship and a second chance at love. And fans of Amish fiction will enjoy yet another book from Kathleen Fuller.

I was provided a review copy by the publisher through the BookLook blogger program with no expectations of a positive review ~ all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Book:
Her fingertips brushed against 
something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle 
of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon . . .

Ivy Yoder hasn’t heard from John King in over a year. She knows it’s time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she’s humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction.

Noah Schlabach isn’t from Birch Creek, or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there?

As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love—even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves.

Words from the Heart is a moving story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward.