Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller

The Amish village of Middlefield, Ohio, is the as much a character in this story as Moriah, Gabriel, Levi, Tobias, and Rachel.

I am giving this book 3 stars because I was not satisfied with the plotline of how Gabriel came to understand how he truly felt about Moriah. A lot of words are used to describe his dilemma of being in love with his brother’s wife, but not enough of the story focused on how and when he decided to act on how he felt. To me, it felt like he just changed his mind and they all live happily ever after.

I was also dissatisfied with how much of the story focused on Gabriel’s struggle but not on Levi’s. He just chose a different path, but there was no reason why. Levi just left. As the reader, I needed to know what in his life caused him to leave his faith.

I would classify this fiction book as romance, but the storyline is sometimes predictable and sometimes relatable. Characters, and readers, often are not honest with how they really feel and struggle with conveying to others their true feelings.

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