Review: The Warmth of Sunshine

The Warmth of Sunshine


Abigail’s Amish life has always followed a certain path . . . until an Englisch woman disrupts all she’s known to be true.

Growing up Amish, Abigail Bontrager often felt like a square peg in a round hole. Her pie crusts always turned out tough. Her stitches always ran crooked. She was clumsy. Not ideal for an aspiring Amish wife and mother, but her faith and love of her family, which are so much more important, are solid. Plus, her relationship with the attractive and kindhearted Owen Kurtz is moving in the right direction.

Owen is part dreamer, part entrepreneur. His friendship with Abigail has gradually blossomed into a sweet and loving courtship. Inspired by the hope of a future with the girl of his dreams, he decides to take the next step in building a business of his own—in the promising new industry of growing sunflowers.

When an outsider claiming to be Abigail’s birth mother abruptly enters her life, Abigail’s world comes crashing down. Confused and upset, she is determined to discover who she really is. Her journey of discovery leads to the possibilities of a new life waiting for her in the Englisch world. But is this new life really worth giving up everything and everyone she’s known? How can Abigail and Owen follow their hearts—and God’s plan—when these new paths now lead them into the unknown?

In this second book in the Amish Blessings series, bestselling and award-winning romance novelist Kelly Irvin shares an inspiring story of following your heart while trusting God to lead you into your future.

Review: I always love Kelly Irvin’s Amish novels, and this one is no exception. I loved Abigail’s story. Her angst and confusion come through in the story, as does her identity crisis. And as always, there is a satisfying conclusion. Well-written. Well edited. Inspiring. Excellent.

Rating: 5 roses

Happy reading,


4 thoughts on “Review: The Warmth of Sunshine

    1. Sadly, I don’t do as many as I should (or for all of the books sent to me by fellow writers). I either don’t care for the book, thus I don’t write the review–it’s not because they’re bad, just not my preference, or I haven’t found the inclination to read that genre for a while.

      There are four basic genres of books that I love–Amish, supernatural/fantasy, cowboys, and Regency. I will and do read other genre’s, but these are the ones I ALWAYS come back to. 🙂

    1. I hope you enjoy her writing. I love her Amish books. She also has a romantic suspense series out, and though I tried twice, I couldn’t get into the first book, and didn’t even try with the subsequent ones.

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