My library had a copy, but it was on the bookmobile. I asked them to keep an eye out for it and then one day, I found it on the shelf. Wanted is the story of Anna's friend Katie. Both of them like sisters now, hence the series title, Sister's of the Heart. Katie has a lot of secrets from her Rumpringa that she has to deal with and learn to forgive herself before she moves on in life. Those secrets that she thought she had put in the past finally come back to haunt her.
She deals with them in this book. She also has taken a fancy to a widower named Jonathan. She started having eyes for him soon after his wife was killed in a buggy accident. Jonathan asked Katie's family to let her come and help out for the two months that Winnie is out of town. It will be so hard on her to go and live with him when she has feelings for her he appears not to have any for her. Will she go and will she find the future she dreams about.
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All of this unfolds in this book. Katie really seems to grow up more during this time and let God help her figure out her future. I really enjoyed this book. Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. I missed the inn setting in this book, as it was what I feel in love with in the first book. There is however still glimpses of the inn in it.
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This book reminded me of the importance of prayer in making important decisions in life. I can't wait for the next two in this series. Dec 16, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Widower Jonathan Lundy, the man twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has secretly always fancied, asks her to watch his two young girls while his sister pays a visit to Indiana.
Katie knows this will be a trying time. Jonathan has made it clear he has no intention of starting a relationship with her. Yet Katie can't pass up the opportunity to get to know him. Just as she's settling into her new life caring for Jonathan's children, Katie receives a threatening note from her past, some About the book: Just as she's settling into her new life caring for Jonathan's children, Katie receives a threatening note from her past, someone who befriended Katie during her Rumspringa, her running around years. Those years were a dark time for Katie. She dressed English, lied to her parents, and experimented with many activities forbidden in the Amish way of life.
After one tumultuous night, Katie realized how far she'd strayed from her values. Scared by the person she'd become, she ran back home and vowed to cut all ties with the outside world. Wanted is the second book in a series and I enjoyed it even more than the first book, Hidden. Wanted was interesting and a quick read. It definitely engages the reader's heart. All Katie wanted was to be wanted. Not exactly, but I still loved the storyline.
The subtle attraction between the main characters was sweet, too. It's not even close to edgy and is what Amish fiction tends to be, warm and fuzzy. But I did enjoy it. The conflict was believable and the author explored some issues and inner workings of the heart that many novels never touch such as motivations behind friendships and love.
I enjoyed this story and plan to keep reading the series because it's not as cliche as some Amish novels can be. This author is one of the better novelists in this genre. Wanted was published by Avon Inspire and will be released the first week in January Sep 05, Margaret Chind rated it liked it Recommended to Margaret by: This second book is good, and I enjoyed the read and love the characters, but it was not very exciting to me. At least not in any comparison to the first book and other Amish books out there. As a theme for this book, the idea of being "wanted" is nothing new to most people, and our Katie wanting to be wanted and going after that attention in her past in poorly advisable ways is not terribly surprising.
What was surprising is how she talked about her past as if she had done something completely unforgivable. That comes just from the back of the book blurb with "Will Katie be able to forgive herself for her transgressions and allow herself to move forward in her life? Or will her inability to receive God's love keep her from everything she's ever wanted?
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As a light hearted romance for practically any age to read, this is a good book with a good moral base behind it. Just for me, the way things were portrayed, I figured that something more exciting to repair from had existed. I love the first book in this series, and I cannot wait for another and more from this author in the future. But this book was slightly boring to me. All Katie ever wanted was to be loved.
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Her secrets about her rumpsinga came back to haunt her. She feels that she needs to be forgiven for the things she did during that time. She made new English friends that she misled and ran off on them after telling them the truth of who she really was. Then an opportunity arises for her to help out Jonathan Lundy's family. His wife died a while ago and his sister Winnie was helping him. Winnie decided to pursue a dream and she headed to Indiana to meet a ma All Katie ever wanted was to be loved. Winnie decided to pursue a dream and she headed to Indiana to meet a man that she had been communicating with for a while.
Katie is asked to help out with his two daughters in Winnie's absence. Katie has had feelings for Jonathan and this was her chance to prove that she could be a good wife and mother to his girls. I really enjoyed this story since Katie finally found love, the kind of love that she had always dreamed of. It shows us to follow our hearts and God and things work out for a reason.
I am looking forward for reading the final book in this series, Forgiven. I have apperantly started this series a long time ago with the book Hidden in which I bought for myself with all hopes of reading the rest. Well I found the rest, at the local library no doubt. This author does a great job of not spinning a lot of time retelling from the book before so you have to catch the details from these quick reads.
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They read really fast and you don't want to miss what is going on. It's nice to Anna settling into Amish life learning the language and the ways whi I have apperantly started this series a long time ago with the book Hidden in which I bought for myself with all hopes of reading the rest. It's nice to Anna settling into Amish life learning the language and the ways which is what the first book is all about but you learn all about Katie's burdens and why she insists on loving the old widow.
I find it a bit odd how they have this young women pine, and flirt over a much older man with two children of his own. It's known that take care of the widower's and often they remarrry soon but Jonathan loved his wife and needs to work past the idea of living again a new life. This book shows that it's okay to love somone, and honor their life but not by giving up a life for yourself. Jun 13, Linda Bourg rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the second book in the sisters of the heart series.
I really enjoyed it.
Shelley has become one of my all time favorite authors. Katie had insecurities and fears because of some mistakes she had made in her past. They seemed to have kept her back from truly enjoying a peaceful, happy life and moving forward into her future. Until she makes amends. God is a forgiving God and she needed to feel forgiven, all she had to do was turn to her Lord and Savior. Once she made amends she was able t This is the second book in the sisters of the heart series.
Once she made amends she was able to love again and move on with her life. Sometimes we hold on to things in our past that we should just let go of and let God take over, because if we have confessed them, then they are already forgiven, but we still seem to hold on the them. So through this story i hope to learn that lesson Let Go and Let God.. Leave the past where it belongs. So ready for part three in this series.
Dec 28, Isha rated it really liked it. Sisters of the heart is my first attempt with Amish books and I must say I chose the best. Katie with all the secrets of her past fell in love with a man with two kids. Her future depends on him and more on her own decision of not keeping secrets any longer.. She could tell him everything. Then she would know if he loved her enough to overlook her past and her faults. Her bu "Wanted" is the second book for "sisters of the heart" series and it was such a nice and lite read.
Her burdens would be gone and she could start a new. But just as she opened her mouth to do that, all the words struck in her throat. With some bit of disappointment, she realized she couldn't do it. She wasn't as strong and stalwart as she'd always hoped to be. She was too afraid of rejection.
Too afraid to make a lifelong mistake. May 10, Kristy rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this book was better written than the first SotH book. The relationship between Katie and Jonathon, seemed to develop better. She wrote a lot more relationship building scenes, which made it more realistic to me.
Also, I unexpectedly became very attached to Brandon, who had a pretty minor part. He played a major role in Katie's past life, but not in the present. But I was surprised to be so emotionally invested in his story. I really felt for him. In the end I liked how it all ended, w I thought this book was better written than the first SotH book. In the end I liked how it all ended, well with the exception of Brandon's story line, he kind of got a bum deal.
But loved how it all came together in the end, and I love that Anna and Henry still played a part in this story. It was a continuation of their story of sorts. I liked getting the little updates throughout the book. Oct 16, Rachel Antzak rated it really liked it Shelves: Ok, so this is my first Amish story. I was hesitant to pick this one up from the library because I was thinking that these Amish books are so popular now a days at least here in the deep south and I was hoping the story wouldn't be lame.
I was expecting a clean romance, which this was with sprinklings of scripture and no preachy messages. The basic theme of the book is honesty. The romance is well developed and even though the synopsis says that Katie has been longing for Jonathan since his wif Ok, so this is my first Amish story. Katie's admiration and longing for Jonathan isn't based on any physical attraction and I was impressed with the slow steady way the author brings the characters together.
Maybe I have read too many of this series in order, but I found this story too trite. In the first novel of the series, Anna has left her "English" life and has fallen in love with Henry Brenneman. In this book, Katie must accept her "wild" year before joining the Amish church and decide if Jonathan is her future.
The stories all follow a simple formula that life is in God's han Maybe I have read too many of this series in order, but I found this story too trite. The stories all follow a simple formula that life is in God's hand. Each story ends "happily ever after". I guess that life is not that simplistic, and sometimes the ending is not rosy. Apr 02, Connie Lynch rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any Amish Fiction Fan. Katie has great expectations, grief and guilt and hope. Wanted is a great format to learn to trust God and the plans he has for your life.
Katie also learns the love of a family brings forgiveness. Mar 13, Mrs. Doglvrs rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this 2nd book in the series -- not as much as the first, since that one had quite a bit of suspense in it -- but it was a very enjoyable story. The "mystery" aspect of Katie's back story seemed a bit stilted and completely out of the blue -- judging from what her story was like in the 1st book.
Plus it seemed add that her rumspringa happened just a year or so ago I have book 3 alread I enjoyed this 2nd book in the series -- not as much as the first, since that one had quite a bit of suspense in it -- but it was a very enjoyable story. I have book 3 already and will be starting it right away. Apr 28, Angie rated it really liked it. The story of Jonathan and Katie was a really good one. Jonathan still reeling from the loss of his first wife and the baggage left was reluctant to follow his heart.
Katie, having been mostly in love with Jonathan for years was put in the position to be around him daily for two months taking care of his two young daughters. Katie, having a very large secret from her past come into the present wasn't sure if her past mistakes were forgivible. This was another great book of following in God's will The story of Jonathan and Katie was a really good one.
This was another great book of following in God's will. Of needing to find the place where you are wanted and needed. Mar 24, Rachelle rated it it was ok. Not overly surprising after the first one. Love's Journey in Sugarcreek: Rachel's Rescue Book 2. When Rachel's greatest nightmare comes to life, everything seems to be falling apart. Can she learn to forgive? A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart-warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Loved this series by Shelley Shepard Gray. Especially loved getting the "3 in 1" trilogy. The large books are a bit harder to handle, but LOVE not having to look for the next book in the series. I like to buy them all before I start reading, because usually cannot wait to start reading the next one!
Shelley truly has been blessed with the gift of writing. Her characters are so real, and the way they live their lives, and interact with their family and community, makes you feel like you know the characters. SHE is an author that I highly recommend! One person found this helpful. Shelley Shepard Gray is a wonderful writer of Amish books. Other authors are a little bland, and I tend to lose interest quickly This is my second set of books by her, and I will be ordering more by her. The story was Ok. The big dissapointment I had was the book was not in good condition like I had ordered.
I won't order anything from that site again. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. My wife just finished. I love this author! I look forward to reading each new book as it comes out! I highly recommend her books!! Fun stories, great writer. Loved the all three in one book. Need more like that. Great author and good story-line! See all 27 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago. Published on November 19, Vickie Vickie's Kitchen and Garden. Published on September 25, Published on June 12, Published on March 17, Published on March 16, Published on March 13, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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