Review of Kelly’s Chance by Wanda Brunstetter

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About the Book:

Life for Kelly McGregor is a daily drudge of driving her overbearing father’s mules along Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Canal. She dreams of one day owning an art gallery where her own drawings and paintings are on display. But these dreams don’t include marriage. . .not after seeing what her father has done to her mother. How then can Mike Cooper, a general store owner, make her realize he is different than her father and wants to support her artistic talent? Will Kelly learn that dreams can walk hand in hand with a love created by God?

About the Author:
Award-winning, bestselling author, WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends.

My Review:
When I think of Wanda Brunstetter, I think Amish novels. But this one is not Amish, and even though I love the Amish novels that Wanda writes, this one was excellent! It is a wonderful historical novel about life in Pennsylvania and the struggles with living on the canal in the 1890’s.

It is a relaxing and enjoyable story and I didn’t want to put the book down. Reading the story of Kelly and her will-power to leave the poor and difficult childhood she had behind and of the man who falls in love with her and tries teaching her about truly relying on God’s will, really moved me.I was routing for Kelly through the whole book and praying she would find God’s will for her life and truly lean on Him. Though I wouldn’t trade my the life I live now for anything, there are times when I read one of Wanda Brunstetter’s books and how she packs them full of history, love and God, makes me wish I was living the life of one of her characters! She really drew me in and captured my heart with this book, and I can’t wait to read book 2 in the LeHigh Canal series, Besty’s Return, and it makes Kelly’s Chance one that I would highly recommend for an easy, fast read! Five stars and two thumbs up for a magnificent job!

You can purchase your copy of this book by visiting Amazon.com here.

*This book was provided for review by Barbour Books*

2 January, 2010
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2 Comments

  • Reply Sharon Ball

    I’ve not read any of Wanda’s books, but reading your review made me think I need to start reading her work. Thanks, Molly!

    2 January, 2010 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Buukluvr81

    You’re welcome, Sharon! You will LOVE it!!!!

    Blessings!
    Molly

    2 January, 2010 at 3:55 pm
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