The Love Letters
Marlena is sent to live with her grandmother after her grandfather’s death. Although this isn’t where she wanted to spend her summer, she went along like a dutiful Amish girl. While there another tragedy strikes her family, and she is given a baby to look after.
Small Jay is a young boy who lives next door to Marlena’s grandmother. He has some disabilities that cause his somewhat harsh father to look past him. Fortunately, Small Jay meets Boston, a hobo, who sees the value of Small Jay.
While both these stories play out Marlena is conflicted about where she stands with the church – Old Order, New Order, or Mennonite. The man she loves is Old Order, and is somewhat against some of the circumstances she is facing.
I like how Beverly Lewis brings in the searching for The One True God. I also like how she takes the ‘weak’ and makes them ‘strong.’ However, this wasn’t one of my favorite Beverly Lewis books. I found the story to be slow.
I was given this book, by the publisher, to review.