When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?
Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.
I have to admit that usually when I am reading a book and the author includes letters written from one character to another, I just sort of skim over them. However, Fuller begins this book with a series of letters written from Jalon to Phoebe, so I found myself carefully reading the letters for a change.
This is a nice novel, perfect for a relaxing afternoon read. It follows the typical romance novel format where the characters have a connection, there is a conflict, and readers have a fairly confident expectation that they will end up together by the end of the story. I liked reading the story, although I found it much more interesting at the beginning and the end than in the middle. I appreciated all the layers of characters that were pulled in because it helped to hold my interest. I liked the addition of Adam, because it is a little uncommon for authors to include a character with a disability.
If you enjoy reading Amish fiction, you will enjoy this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.