ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.
Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.
(Since that last line sounds sad and bare, I thought I’d add an “epilogue” of sorts. Our two oldest sons are married and live only a couple of miles from my empty nest, along with my three adorable grandchildren! ♥)
ABOUT THE BOOK
A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.
How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?
At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.
Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.
As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Love Undone, go HERE.
Oh. My. From the moment I read the title and description, I knew this would be an impactful novel but it touched me even beyond my expectations. I read it in a single afternoon because I couldn't bear to put it down. Cindy Woodsmall has crafted a story with two endearing characters in a heartbreaking and impossible situation. Raw and authentic emotion wafts from the pages as Jolene and Andy walk the difficult paths that lie before them. (And while the setting is Amish and the restrictions unique to that culture-a point some readers may scoff at-a similar situation could play out within the Englischer community if our society in general took marriage vows a bit more seriously.) This is a beautiful story of conviction, faith, and God's grace. Don't miss it!
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