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)
I’ve heard of Amish Circle letters and pen pals but Kathleen kicks it up a notch or two in the start of her latest series, Amish letters.
A letter mistakenly received by Phoebe begins an unexpected but much-needed correspondence with Jalon.
Not only did they get to know each other through the exchange of letters, the reader gets to know them, too. It’s a heartwarming story of both characters with glimpses into their lives, especially Phoebe who I loved.
I found her to be an endearing young lady and my heart went out to her. I had a fondness for Jalon as well and found him to be the perfect person to befriend Phoebe.
Kathleen does not hesitate to show that the Amish face many challenges and difficulties just like any other human being. How we face our problems and how we seek forgiveness makes all the difference in the world.
I received a complimentary copy of Written In Love from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.