Welcome back to Kentucky, where an Amish couple from Lancaster County seeks a new future in the land of tomorrow. When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter Mindy to Christian County, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to go. Will the new home Timothy builds for them there do anything to lift her spirits? When a tragic accident occurs, Timothy and Hannah are inconsolable. Is an abrupt separation the beginning of the end of their marriage, or will they rally to seize a God-given second chance?
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I love Wanda's books and especially I have loved her Kentucky Brother series. The Struggle did not disappoint me. I picked up this book yesterday to read and finished it early this evening. I read it every chance that I got. My interest was captured from page one.
Timothy Fisher plans to move his family to Pembroke Kentucky to get his wife Hannah away from depending on her Mother so much. Hannah has been spending too much time with her Mother instead of being a wife to him. Timothy has two brothers already living in Pembroke, his twin brother Titus and brother Samuel. Samuel has already said that Timothy's family could stay with him until they can either build or buy a place of their own.
Hannah Fisher is not happy with Timothy for forcing her to move to Kentucky. She doesn't want to leave her home and her parents in Paradise Pennsylvania. She vows to never like Kentucky and is bitter toward Timothy for making her move there. Hannah ends up being bitter about a lot of things.
Can Hannah ever forgive Timothy for uprooting her from Pennsylvania to move to Kentucky? Can she ever forgive him for the horrible accident that happens in their family?
This is a wonderful story about family relationships, learning to forgive one another and putting your faith and trust in God. Thank you Wanda Brunstetter for a wonderful story. This is definitely a five star book. I hope you all will get a chance to read this book.
I just finished reading "The Struggle" and I loved it. It was very aptly named because the characters in the book faced alot of struggles along the way. I laughed and cried with them. I felt like I was apart of their families. It was a story of unending love and forgiveness. The writing was excellent and I look forward to reading more of her books!
Timothy decides to move from Pennsylvania to Christian County but Hannah, his wife can not seem to adjust. Her mother was very possessive and overbearing with her and now Hannah is also being possessive and overprotective with her daughter, Mindy. Hannah cannot stand being away from her mother. So when Mindy falls from a window and dies she blames Timothy for not putting screens in, but she wasn't watching her daughter good enough and was not giving her the attetion she needed and so is also to blame. She leaves Timothy after one comforting night with him, for she is yet bitter against him. She returns to Timothy many months later after God talks to Hannah and Timothy seperately through a dream and changes there hearts...with also another miracle, inspite of Timothy falling from the barn roof while mending the roof.
I started reading Wanda Burnsetter while I was recovering form a major knee surgery almost two years ago and have never sotopped. The Stuggle was a wonderful book that used storytelling in such a way that you felt as though you could reach out and touch the people and places and feel like you know them. The stuggle is a great reminder of the fact that God does not promise that you will never struggle in life as a Christian, but that as a Christian God promises to be with us though the struggles. This book is a must read but have tissues ready, you will cry , but dont worry you will laugh, smile and jump for joy all at the same time. I am going to keep myself entertainded with one of the older seires until the new one gets here!
This was based close to an area that I live in. This is a Lancaster County story where the man moves his wife and child to , which is a christian county. The wife did'nt really want to go but the husband had brothers who lived there also, so they end up going to Lancaster. He does his best but when something tragic happens he doesnt know if this will end his marriage or not . Will it or wont it. Read to find out what happens.
I have read every book that Wanda has written and have not been disappointed once. Such wonderful stories and I have a hard time waiting for the next one! This 3 book story is one I couldn't wait so I bought all of them. I even share them with my 97 year old mother. I have also found short stories Wanda has written with other authors. Can't wait until the next series! Please Wanda!!!!!! Once you read the first book of this series you feel you know each and every character and have your picture of them in your mind and truly understand where they are coming from. You won't be disappointed. Even in their darkest moments they turn to God and he heals their hearts'
You cannot miss this book! Once again, Ms. Brustetter has gone beyone my expectations. This story will touch your heart such a way that you won't soon forget. Hannah and Timothy's marriage faces so many tragedies and reaches a point where Hannah can't continue on. But Hannah's love for her husband, her belief in her marriage and mainly, her faith in God gives her what she needs to face it all. You may shed some tears but in the end they'll be tears of joy and love.
I had read the 1 and 2 series and this book was "in the making" with the public library having 6 on the waiting list in front of me. It was nice not to have to wait and get it from ChristianBook.com. Recommended for Christian fiction. Thanks
Hannah is against moving from their home in Pennsylvania. But Timothy is overjoyed and cannot wait to move closer to his bothers. Once in Kentucky Timothy, Hannah and their young daughter Mindy stay with Timothy's brother Samuel and his kinner (children) until they find a house of their own. Hannah makes no attempt to accept the change in her life, choosing instead to find fault at every turn. Her bitter attitude turns others away, and she has a hard time fitting in.
When a tragedy happens that shakes Hannah's life, she runs home to Pennsylvania. Safe in her parent's home, Hannah allows the bitterness to develop, until she realizes it is not the only thing growing inside of her. Hannah faces a choice. She must keep the pregnancy from her husband, or find the strength to forgive him, and herself, and move on.
-------- I received this eBook from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
"Whatever your simple pleasures may be, enjoy them and share them with someone else. We sometimes take for granted the everyday things that give us a sense of joy and well-being. These simple things are often forgotten when problems occur in our lives." This is the moral of the novel, The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter which is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers Series.
This time it's Timothy Fisher who feels compelled to leave his childhood home in Paradise, Pennsylvania to move to Christian County, Kentucky and follow in his brothers footsteps who have gone before him. First his twin brother Titus and then his half-brother Samuel left to find cheaper land and more of it than is available in Pennsylvania, but it's not the reason for Timothy. He's hoping that by moving to Kentucky, he can separate Hannah, his wife from her mother. Since they have been married, Timothy feels as though his marriage has been in jeopardy just because Hannah hasn't taken on the responsibilities he feels a wife should. She spends more time with her mother than with him and he's hoping a change in location might help.
Only Hannah isn't going to make it easy on him. She isn't the slightest bit willing to make this move and being an only child, her and her mother share a very close bond. She understands that she needs to be there for her husband but doesn't feel that moving them is the answer. Not only that but their only daughter, Mindy will also have to find new friends. So Hannah resolves to dig herself in and find ways to show Timothy that Kentucky isn't going to make her any happier and is crossing her fingers it will only be a matter of time before she's home again with her parents.
Since they are moving there in hopes of finding a home, they will have to live with Samuel and his children. Timothy is hoping that Hannah can find some friends through the women in his brothers lives, starting with Esther who Samuel is courting and is taking care of his home and children during the day while he works and in the evening hours, works part time at a Bed and Breakfast owned by an English women named Bonnie. Hannah feels that since she is staying there, she should assume the responsibilities of caring for the children and the upkeep of the house, but all it does is isolate her further from not only Samuel and Timothy but from Esther and the other women as well.
I received The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter compliments of Barbour Publishing and Net Galley for my honest review and really enjoyed this Amish novel. In it we see that the more tightly we attempt to hold on to things and refuse to trust God, the harder it will be to deal with things when they are suddenly taken away. In this one, each set of characters is challenged with their own personal struggles, Timothy and Hannah are at odds in not only how to put their marriage back together but also how to deal with raising a family; Bonnie and her soon to be husband Allen, are dealing with some secrets from Bonnie's past that make wreck the opportunity to be married before she can accept his proposal and an unexpected English visitor to the B & B on Christmas Eve, throws a wrench into some Christmas plans with her own past.
In it all we can see the consequences of what happens when we fail to trust God and instead try to handle things ourselves. Sometimes it has tragic circumstances and often times it can simply be a matter of working things out by letting go, and letting God heal our past wounds, yet the message is simple, as believers we are never far from some kind of struggle and watching each of these characters deal with them, shows us that the best answer is faith in God, not matter how difficult it may be. I easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars! If you love Amish Fiction, then you definitely want to pick this one up!