Made With Love
The novel shows how God is at the centre of the life of the Amish. “She prayed God’s will in her life… She trusted Him to guide her.” There is never any question of not obeying God or seeking His guidance.
The Amish are a kind, peace-loving people. Any misdemeanours are taken to the Bishop who sets the punishment.
The novel explores the consequences of interaction with the Englisch. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad but whatever the result, the Amish pull together. They are like an extended family. The novel focuses in on just one family. Molly Jebber displays their fierce loyalty and love for each other. “She had a fierce love for her family.”
This love has a far reaching effect as the family (and wider community) live out the biblical command to take care of the widows and orphans.
Prayer is of vital importance. “When I did pray, God provided me with a peace I can’t explain.” No matter what the circumstances, the characters seek God in prayer and listen for His answers.
Molly Jebber provides a dilemma within the tale. As the title suggests, there are two suitors for Anna. She must choose the man God has for her.
There are many different people within this world but two categories are – those who like change and those who don’t. Molly Jebber shows the consequences of trying to mould another into your way of thinking and the conflict that can arise.
There is a wonderful, family shop within the novel that sells keepsake quilts. I thought this was a delightful idea as the quilts are not only made with love but a letter from the maker to the buyer is included.
I really loved Two Suitors For Anna. It was a novel that just wrapped around my heart. As I read, I ‘felt’ included in the novel. I ‘walked’ through the action with Anna. It was a wonderful story that will warm any heart.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.