A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.
Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the eyes of the orphans she encounters. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.
Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.
When he agrees to translate for a mission team from the United States he expects to encounter a bunch of “missional tourists” full of empty promises. Yet an American news anchor defies his expectations, and he finds himself falling in love. But what does he have to offer someone with everything?
HEALING LOVE is not your average missions story. I loved the complex baggage Brooke brings before she ever steps on the plane to watch over her sister as they travel to El Salvador. They are orphans and Brooke lives in fear in her day-to-day life. She has dreams regarding her career, but she’s got her sister to worry about. The last thing she’s got on her agenda is falling in love.
Brooke doesn’t just fall in love with a person, she falls in love with a people. The transformation in both storylines is beautiful.
Her career goals, her new passion, her colleagues, family and heart all collide when Brooke needs to determine her future. I definitely felt her conflict and was moved by it.
This is a quick read because I wanted to learn what was going to happen. I believe you’ll feel the same, too.
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I received a copy of HEALING LOVE in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Last week I let you know that I plan to utilize a new feature on my site, the featured video sidebar. Last week was Dog Tags by Heidi Glick.
This week I’m thrilled to feature award winning author Laura V. Hilton and her book trailer for Healing Love. I’ve read this book and the trailer does the book amazing justice. If you love Amish fiction, you’ll enjoy Healing Love.
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Welcome to the Blog Tour for Healing Love, the first in the new series, The Amish of Webster County, by Laura V. Hilton. To celebrate this tour, Laura is giving away a basket of goodies, on her blog, all comments left on this blog or on her blog during the blog tour (November 1 -22nd) will be entered for the drawing of the Grate-Fall Basket. Click on the picture below to go to Laura’s blog to learn more about the participants and to enter the giveaway. Don’t forget a comment here also will give you an entry. This book was provided by Whitaker House for review purposes, Blog Tour promoted by LovenGod Promotions.
I’m so excited to present Laura V. Hilton’s Healing Love to you. I first met Laura more than a year ago when she joined the critique group I started through ACFW. Healing Love I believe was the first book I critiqued, and I instantly fell in love with Shane and Kristi. There is the conflict of Shane trusting Science and contemporary medicine versus Kristi’s home remedies and natural medicines. He is a veterinarian with a real reason to not trust home medicines. Kristi is a midwife. Oh, and she’s Amish.
This conflict kept me fascinated, and Laura did an exceptional job creating multi-dimensional characters. I was especially touched by Kristi’s injury and how it affected her future with the Amish. I enjoyed the secondary characters, including Shane’s sister. And for the romance fan, Laura is the best at creating real romantic moments that make you sigh without compromising core values.
There’s so much to like with Healing Love. I was sad when I finished this, because Shane and Kristi felt like friends. That’s a mark of a great book, and Laura Hilton delivers.
Life gets a lot harder for Amish midwife Kristi Lapp when a buggy wreck lands her in the hospital and leaves her with a pronounced limp. Among her biggest concerns is the well–being of her dog, Chinook, as she is no longer able to keep up with the high–energy Siberian husky. Adding insult to injury, she fears she’ll never marry for love, for what man would willingly wed a woman who needs help with even the most basic of household tasks?
Shane Zimmerman moved to Seymour for a fresh start. The veterinarian is still reeling from the loss of his young wife, who died in childbirth—an aneurysm, the autopsy determined, but he still blames the midwife and the herbal remedies she administered. He meets his next–door neighbor, Kristi, when he discovers her wrecked buggy and takes her to the hospital. Eager to deepen the friendship that forms between them, he offers to take care of exercising her dog. But the harsh words of Kristi’s father discourage him from pursuing a relationship further—for the time being. Shane isn’t Amish, although his grandparents were, and Ira Lapp would rather his daughter marry an aging Amish widower than a young Englischer.
Despite all the forces that would keep them apart, Kristi and Shane can’t deny the strong attraction between them. So, their on–again, off–again relationship persists, as Kristi submits to physical therapy for her leg and Shane reevaluates his reasons for being Englisch. But will they find a way to stay together? Or are their differences too divisive to resolve?
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I received Healing Love through Whitaker House in exchange for an honest review.