Faithful to Laura by Kathleen Fuller ~ Review & Giveaway





Kathleen Fuller
Middlefield Family, Book 2
Fiction/Amish

Back of the book:

Laura’s Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge.

Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She can’t move on with her life until he explains why.

Sawyer Thompson is a Yankee who spent his teen years in an Amish home. Now an adult, he has to make a decision—go back to the life he knew as a child or join the church. Having suffered loss at a young age, he understands Laura’s anger, but is determined to follow God’s will and forgive. As their friendship grows, Laura begins to let her guard down.

New information about Sawyer’s past threatens the couple’s budding relationship. Both Laura and Sawyer will need to release the anger they’re storing in their hearts and forgive the people who’ve harmed them. As Laura struggles to trust God, will Sawyer do whatever it takes to remain faithful to Laura?

About the author:




I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, lived in Geneva, Ohio for 16 years and now make my home in lovely Cabot, Arkansas. I've been married to James for 17 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!) We have three terrific children and four dogs. e have also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere.




I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Master’s degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 18.

A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don't take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate?

My thoughts:

When you’ve been wronged it is easy for a seed of bitterness to take root and grow. That is what has happened to Laura and Sawyer but for different reasons. Laura has the added burden of shame and guilt because she feels like she is responsible for what happened. Sawyer on the other hand has no idea what has been done until one day everything changes and all he thought was true isn't.

This series is the first that I have read of Kathleen Fuller. I love her unique voice in this large field of Amish fiction writers. She dares to explore areas such as revenge that is normally taboo in this genre. She uses emotions and feelings that everyday people have to bring about a satisfying ending.

I would not consider this a stand-alone title. I really think to get the most out of this you need to go back and read the first book Treasuring Emma. The storyline of this second book is a continuation of the first and well worth the read. I’m eagerly waiting for the next installment…who will the plot revolve around next?

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Giveaway:

One reader will win a copy of Faithful to Laura. Open to US only 18+. Giveaway will end on 11/26/2012 at 12:01am EST. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to be entered!


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16 comments:

  1. I would actually like to win this book for myself. I pass all my books on to my sister. She reads them and gives them back. Then I give them away to friends in my church or even friends on FB.
    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Would so love to win this book.
    It sounds like it was written for me.
    I have struggled with forgiveness for years
    now. I get so upset and angry over what was
    done years ago.
    This book would be well read by not only me
    but also my friends.
    God Bless,
    Cheryl

    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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  3. Myself of course

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  4. I would like to win this for me!!! I love Amish books!

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  5. Thank you for this review and giveaway. I'd love to win a copy.

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  6. I'd win this for me! Sounds like something I'd like, I've been getting into the Amish stories lately. Then I'd pass this along to my mother, she loves to read just as much as I do. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. it would be for me
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. It would be for my grandmother. These are her favorite books!

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  9. I would love to win this for myself. I actually found out about Kathleen on a cancer website. I would love to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. for my sis - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  11. I would love to win this for myself and a friend!

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  12. I would read it first then pass it on to my teenage niece. She would enjoy reading it too :)

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  13. I would love to win this for me.

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