Shelter in the Storm (Johns Mill Amish Romance #1) by Laurel Blount

Pages: 336

Published: Berkley Books

Published: May 25, 2021

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Paperback from the Author

Available Formats: Digital, Audiobook, and Mass Market Paperback

Review: I have a new favorite Amish book for 2021.

This book is chock full of emotion and love. It will tug at your heart, make you gasp, make you cry, and curl your toes in excitement. Read with tissues on hand.

I enjoyed that it takes place in Tennessee as it gives us Amish genre readers a different view from the traditional Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Indiana.

A very clean read with no sex and no cursing. I would have no issues giving a copy to an older teenager. A great book to show how with determination and faith you can overcome adversity thrown your way.

I’m excited to read more by this author.

From Goodreads: In this moving Amish romance, two broken hearts find hope in each other after a terrible loss.

Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend.

Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love?

As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.

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