About the book:
When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?
Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives, a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.
My review (4-stars)
Kathleen Fuller has penned another heart-felt story. I liked Phoebe and Jalon immediately and enjoyed the unique approach that the author took in making them pen pals. I completely understood how Jalon’s letters became such an important part of Phoebe’s life since she had to deal with her overbearing Aunt Bertha. I looked forward to reading their letters as much as they did. Jalon was one of my favorite characters because of his kindness to others.
Jalon and Phoebe are both filled with guilt over things that have happened in their past, and it’s the past that’s holding them from their future. This is a story of love, forgiveness and moving forward. The story moves a good pace and is a sweet read.
I received a copy of Written in Love from Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.