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Threads of Grace Patch of Heaven #3 This was my first Amish book and I loved it This was an emotional rollercoaster for me and I loved the ending This is an Amish Fiction book but a little different than most that I have read When you first start off you get a bad feeling in your stomach as what you are going to read you are not going to like and you don't but Kelly did a great job of skipping over those bad years and brings us to a place where love can flourish Grace and her son move after her husband dies and this is Graces story and her sons Grace decides to get married to save her son from his uncle How does Grace and her husband get a long how does a son with special needs fit in Painting? I think there are too many unnecessary characters in this book I enjoyed the book and recommend it remember this is the second one in the series and although you don't have to read the first one first I would suggest you read it as well Grace s beauty almost cost her everythingThis new start is all she has leftWhen Grace Beiler was only a girl she was married off to an older Amish man in order to save her family s farm Years later she finds herself newly widowed and a mother to a young son She has finally fled her sad past and plans to settle into a uiet life in PennsylvaniaAs soon as she arrives she captures the attention of Seth Wyse the most eligible bachelor in Pine Creek Seth is candid about his feelings for her and for her son Abel but Grace is determined to protect her heart Her determination falters when her brother in law reveals the troubling contents of her late husband s willSeth offers Grace his hand in marriage and thus a means of escape But despite his having saved her from another loveless marriage Grace is slow to trust her new husband And as the months wear on Seth wonders if he has made a mistake But God is uietly at work in their hearts and Seth and Grace soon discover that threads of grace bind them together in a tapestry rich in hope and love Loved this book by Kelly Long Grace experienced an awful marriage Now a widow she and her autistic son have resettled in another community When her past catches up with her she ends up married to Seth He's an amazing hero and protects her when catastrophe threatens Kelly Long's characters have perseverance and hope in spades something that I love I listened to this book on audio There is an element in the story that I've never seen in Kelly Long's books and although it was somewhat distracting at times it did not diminish my appreciation for the overall story and characterization Don't miss this story Beautiful Ending to SeriesThis is Book 3 in the series A Patch of Heaven I read the books in order and I think you should too The story was continued through the three books It was great to follow the characters from beginning to end The story was developed at a steady pace and didn't drag along The characters were all described wonderfully so you felt like they were friends by the end of the series I truly enjoyed these books and will look for others by this author Threads of Grace by Kelly LongGrace Raber married at a young age to an older Amish man Silas Beiler to save her family's farm Now years later she is widowed with a very young autistic son Abel and has moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania in hopes to start a new life Her new neighbor Seth Wyse is drawn to Grace and Able and hopes she will come to love him too Unforeseen news from Grace's past comes knocking at her door and Seth offers to marry her to protect her and Abel Can Grace trust her new husband or will he be abusive like her first husband? I loved this book I love the way Seth gently loves Grace and Abel giving them hope that there is healing after abuse God's grace and love is woven within the story with a surprising outcomeI received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review While I enjoyed this book I don't think it was uite as strong as either of the previous two books in the series That said I liked how both Grace and Seth learned how to extend grace to each other and to the others in their life This is a good series and I am surprised she ended with this There is another couple Violet and Luke that I thought she would write a 4th book about I guess only time will tell GENRE AMISH ROMANCEPUBLISHER THOMAS NELSONPUBLICATION DATE FEBRUARY 12 2013 RATING 4 OUT OF 5 – VERY GOODPROS Explores relevant issues such as spousal abuse and autism; doesn’t sugar coat the lives of Amish men and women; engaging secondary characters; well handled marriage of convenienceCONS Didn’t connect with Grace as much as prior characters in the series; would have liked insight into Seth’s personality besides his love of painting; storyline about Violet felt rushed and didn’t grab my attentionSeth Wyse has longed to court widow Grace Beiler ever since she arrived in their Pennsylvania community but his imaginings of their life together are nothing like the reality When Seth discovers that a clause in Grace’s husband’s will means that she may have to relinuish custody of her autistic son to her harsh brother in law Seth knows he has to help her in any way he can Grace isn’t so keen on marrying the young charismatic Seth but she’ll do anything to keep her son safe But each of them brings secrets into their marriage of convenience; for Grace this means the truth about her first marriage and her husband’s brutality and for Seth it is his forbidden love of painting Grace is scared to let herself fall in love with Seth and Seth knows he needs extra care when it comes approaching his new wife Together they must figure out how to forge a life together and protect Grace’s son Abel from his uncle Having read the second Patch of Heaven novel back in March 2011 it was a long wait for Threads of Grace I will start out by saying that I didn’t enjoy the third instalment in the series uite as much as the previous two I’m not sure if this is just because I didn’t connect with Grace uite as well as Sarah and Lilly—the heroines of the previous two novels—or simply because my reading tastes have changed a little Either way Threads of Grace was still a very enjoyable read It felt a bit shorter than Kelly’s previous novels but in all honesty this could just be because I gobbled it up in less than twenty four hours One of the things I so admired about Kelly’s second novel Lilly’s Wedding uilt was that it was one of the first Amish novels I’d come across that explored some rather edgy or taboo topics Two years later I’m pleased to see that authors are delving into previous unexplored issues teenage pregnancy in Beth Wiseman’s His Love Endures Forever and infidelity in Kathleen Fuller’s Faithful to Laura are two recent examples But as with Lilly’s Wedding uilt I was pleased to see that Threads of Grace addressed some contemporary issues that are just as relevant to the Amish as they are to us Englishers and without sounding preachy Grace’s abusive marriage was dealt with incredibly sensitively and I found her hesitance in her relationship with Seth rather realistic considering her past experience of marriage Those who have autistic friends or relatives will be pleased with how Grace’s son Abel is depicted and I know that the descriptions are realistic because Kelly has openly talked about being the mother to autistic children One thing that I know I can rely on with Kelly’s writing is that she doesn’t sugar coat the Amish lifestyle and she depicts her Amish characters as men and women who struggle with very similar issues to those of other faiths and lifestylesWhat surprised me most about this novel was that it featured yet another marriage of convenience As Kelly has shown in Lilly’s Wedding uilt and her novella in the An Amish Love collection she’s great at rendering realistic contemporary marriages of convenience but I didn’t expect to come across two plots a similar vein in the same series Despite this I enjoyed reading about Grace and Seth’s gently blossoming love for each other Although I didn’t connect with Grace as well as I did with Lilly I appreciated being able to witness her slowly coming to trust Seth The scenes in which Seth and Abel interacted were particularly heart warming but I did wish we’d had insight into Seth’s struggles and flaws Although the details about his love of painting and Grace’s dilemma over whether she should allow her husband to teach her son to paint were interesting his love of painting seemed to be his only major flaw He seemed just a bit too perfect especially considering what we knew about his wild past My biggest gripe with this novel probably has to be the subplot about Grace’s younger sister Violet Violet follows Grace out to Pennsylvania when her parents die in an accident and Seth’s family invites her to live with them Initially Violet seemed to have a lot of potential but something about her storyline just fell flat and didn’t resonate with me or grab my interest At Seth and Grace’s wedding Violet spots an attractive young Amish man and makes it her mission to make him fall in love with her She spends the rest of the novel pursuing this young man and convincing him to court her The storyline never really concludes so I have to assume that it’ll be picked up again in the next novel but all in all it really felt like it was just filler for in between the sections about Seth and Grace I wish I could say better things about this part of the novel but I just never found it terribly interesting Although I felt that certain aspects of this novel could have been improved on to make Threads of Grace a compelling read it was still worth the two year wait Fans of realistic Amish fiction will be pleased at the way the novel explores the issues of spousal abuse and autism and Grace and Seth’s sweet romance is sure to warm every romantic’s heart I hope this is a series that Kelly plans to continue and will be keeping my eye out for her next offering Review title provided by Thomas Nelson God's GraceI have read all of Kelly Long's Amish fiction books Threads of Grace grabbed me from page one and held me captive until the very last page I read this book in one day and I can honestly tell you that I usually don't read a book that fast I literally could NOT put this book downSeth Grace Abel captured my heart I wanted things to work out for them so bad Little Abel was a precious little boy that touched the very core of my beingThe author shows how God can take impossible situations and make them possible Trust Faith Hope Forgiveness can be seen through out the pages of this book BUT the most important lesson to be learned here is God's Grace Without it we have nothingI hope that there will be another book in this series In my heart the story isn't finished; there is so much to tell yetThis book is definitely than a 5 star book I wish I could give it a 10 I hope if you are reading this review that you will pick up a copy of Threads of Grace I promise you will not be disappointed Thank you Kelly Long for taking my heart through so many emotions