Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Book Review: Treasuring Emma
I'm glad the author portrayed the Amish as sinners who need God's grace and forgiveness. Everyone must make their own decision to follow Christ. No one is born into a right relationship with God. We must all repent and have faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.
I enjoyed reading this book. Book Sneeze provided this book in exchange for an honest review.
Emma has put everyone else first in her life. Now at nearly 25, has she missed her chance at marriage?
Emma was Adam's first love but circumstances made them both choose different paths in life. Emma's heart breaks all over again when Adam returns to the Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio, years later.
For the past ten years, Emma has been a care-giver. First for her mother who unsuccessfully battled breast cancer, and now for her grandmother who gets more frail with each passing year. Emma has always put the needs of others above her own. With more time on her hands, she determines to focus on herself and her dream of opening a rescue shelter for stray animals in the community.
With Adam's return come feelings Emma's long buried. They're older and life hasn't turned out the way they thought it would. Adam's feelings for Emma are stronger than ever, but will he be able to convince her to put the past aside and give their love a chance?