Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Marriage of the Heart By Kelly Long Giveaway!

Three Stories That Share the Adventures of First Love and Second Chances.
A Perfect Secret—Rose Bender’s betrothed, Luke Lantz, is safe and dependable, maybe a little too much so. Or so she thinks until she sees him in the woods one night and discovers a secret he’s been keeping. Now his secret haunts her. She wasn’t sure about marrying a man she knew too well. But should she marry a man she doesn’t understand at all?
Christmas Cradles—When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.
A Marriage of the Heart—Since her mother’s death, Abigail Kauffman has lived alone with her father. She longs to escape the emptiness of the farmhouse that has never felt like home. Joseph Lambert is a newcomer in their close-knit community. Only after suddenly marrying do they begin to understand the tender truths of life-long love.

KELLY LONG was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. She and her husband have five children.
I do not care all that much for Novellas. I love a good long book. But I really love Amish books so I gave this one a chance. I loved Kelly Long's first two books in The Patch of Heaven series.
Let me tell you I LOVED the second story of the three, Christmas Candles, the most. I was very sad when it ended, I would have liked a whole book about Anna and Asa. That was the only part of the whole book I did not like the stories were just to short for my liking.
I give this book 4 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review


  1. I love your review. I have heard about this author but still haven't read any. I think this might be a good one to start with. For one reason I love anything Christmas but I think this will open my eyes to more about Kelly Long.

    Cathy Weber

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the review Mary!


  3. Thanks Mary, good review.
    I do want to read this book.


  4. hope they get it to my library soon

  5. Sounds like this would be a wonderful read !! Love to WIN a copy to read .Thank you for the offer Mary .Blessings ,Dana "Girl" Spille

  6. I look forward to this book
    Lyndie Blevins

  7. have never read a book by Kelly Long. Would love to win this

  8. very interesing review Mary,not typical of you giving many books a 4 star,but you know your stuff.Maybe next time I could try to win.

  9. It sounds like a good book. I would love to win.
    Thank for the opportunity!!!

  10. Thanks for this review Mary,Id like to have a copy and would like to win this one.

    1. Sue, you are the winner! E-mail me your mailing address themaryreader@yahoo.com

  11. Oh my, this is a book I'd really love to win. It sounds awesome.

  12. I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for your honest opinion, Mary! I actually enjoy an occasional novella, and this one sounds good!

  13. Id like to win this one Mary,nice review it would make a nice gift.

  14. I would love to win this book.I love Kelly's books.They are great.Thanks for the review.

  15. Love your review. I so love Kelly Long's books.
    They are captivating. Would love to win this one.

  16. I enjoy novellas for quick reads sometimes. Love Kelly's books and would like to read this one! Thanks!

  17. I am not a fan of novellas either but I saw a couple of amish ones the other day that made me interested. Sounds like some good stories in this one.

  18. Thanks for the review Mary. I too, like long books, but I also love Christmas books. I would love to win this book of Kelly's. Please enter me. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )