Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Birdhouse By Laura V. Hilton


Twenty–year–old Greta Miller's daed has been injured in a farming accident during the summer. The supportive Amish community tries to help out, but Greta and her sister must work outside the home to make ends meet, and so Greta rents a booth at the farmers' market. Because Greta is still in her rumspringa and free to explore the world, her family selects her to sell her homemade jams, jellies, and preserves to Englischers. Josh Yoder wants to court Greta, but years ago, he made the mistake of rejecting her during a seemingly innocent game; which resulted in him leaving the Amish. Three years later, he's back, but Greta wants nothing to do with him. Josh struggles to fit in and rebuild relationships he destroyed. Knowing Greta's family needs help, he steps in, hoping to win her back. When Greta admires one of his birdhouses, he gives it to her, hoping that it will open the door to more. But as their friendship begins to grow, a series of unfortunate events pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves. Will Greta get beyond her family's distrust and return home? Will she prove her innocence? Or will she remain outside her Amish community?

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Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor's wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press' Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

A family in need of the community's help and the love sick Amish boy and  Amish girl make up for a heart tugging story that you don't want to miss. You are sure to LOVE Greta and Josh.
Let me tell you, I got this book in the mail from the publisher I hurried and read the book I was reading and started The Birdhouse right away and I read it in one sitting I could not put it down.
Hilton has such a way with words and she makes you feel as if you are sitting right there in the pages of the book.
This was an intense but fantastic read. I gave this book 5 stars two times.
This whole series The Amish of Jamesport is remarkable and you all three are must reads.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

15 comments:

  1. Well well its about time I had almost given up on any more posts from you and here you are telling me about a book I was wondering about. I am going to get this one for sure. Now dont wait so long to tell us about great books.

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  2. Thanks so much, Mary! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thank YOU Laura for sharing your talented with all of us!

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  3. Sounds great!!! I can't wait to read it. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Sounds like a great book that I know I would enjoy reading! Thank you again Mary for another wonderful review!

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  5. Oh boy I get to start my new year with an Amish book. I can't wait. Thank you

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    1. Amada, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

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  6. You introduced me to Laura and now I love her books. THank you so much for sharing

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  7. My wife is going to love love love this one. A new years present just for her.

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  8. I can't wait to meet Greta and Josh on the pages. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Sounds like a really good read.

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  10. This book sounds great. I need to get back to reading I slacked off around christmas. This book sounds like the book to start with.

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  11. OH BOY Oh boy. An Amish book finally. I am going to buy this one right now.

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  12. Loved this book! Of course, I love all of Laura's books. She is one talented author!
    Great review, Mary!

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  13. Love it ,you know I love to read Amish book !!!!
    Blessings DanaGirl

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