Saturday, April 20, 2013

Book Review: Threads of Grace (Patch of Heaven #3) by Kelly Long





As a young woman, Grace was married off to an older Amish man, Silas Beiler, to save her family's farm.  I didn't spoil anything.  That's all told right in the prologue.  The real story begins when Grace tries to run away from that life after his death.

Seth Wyse has had his eye on her since she moved to town, but she has been reluctant to get close to anyone.  Grace's autistic son, Abel, gets along well with Seth which should be a plus for Grace.

In comes Grace's brother-in-law, Tobias, with her late husband's will.  If she is not married within six months of Silas's death, she has to marry Tobias and he inherits the farm.  With the deadline fast approaching Seth has the idea to marry Grace himself, forcing her into a relationship she is not ready for.

This is one of those forced relationship stories.  I don't believe love is something you can force.  You either love someone or you don't.  Grace had a bad experience with Silas and wasn't ready for another relationship with a man just yet.  She was forced into it to save herself from Silas's brother.  This love story is supposed to show the reader that Seth is meant for Grace and he's here to save her.  Seth has had a thing for Grace since she moved to town and I feel this was way of getting what he wanted without really caring about what Grace needed.  Maybe I'm seeing something that's not there, but it's what came to me across the pages.

I read this book as a review request from Book Sneeze using the Kindle app on my laptop.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.

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