Susan Lantz Simpson: The Mending



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R occasional bouts of Crohn s disease This inflammatory digestive condition makes her thin and tired but she she is determined to carry on with the work of picking and canning njoying a busy autumn A pesky outside doctor who won t stop writing to the lady only adds to her stress and very other young person is socialising and pairing off almost Uncommon Wisdom everyone that is Timothy the furniture carver is better working with his hands than partying But Malinda is pretty sure she s not wife material I downloaded an ARC from Fresh Fiction and Net Galley This is an unbiased review This is the second book I ve read by this author This is a continuation to the first I read Taking place in Southern MarylandMalinda returns home from a relatives house to find the man she thought she had an understanding with having another girlfriend She develops an interest in a childhood friendTimothy who unknown to her has had an interest in her for years He just wants her to be happy Unseen City even if it does involve her having another boyfriend With an illness that can be debilitating at times she doesn t feel deserving of love In her mind who would want a fraa who could have a debilitating flare up that could have her bedridden for days As an overachiever Malinda s days are filled with cooking cleaning and basically anything to prove that she is not sickly despite not knowing when her illness could flare The tables become turned when her love interest becomes injured on the job and he s unsure if he ll be able to continue what he does toarn his lively hood She now has to convince him he will be a worthy mate I love seeing Malinda s strongpersistent personality She doesn t let her illness hold her back and she is such an Art encourager to Timothy when he has his time of need I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series as I venjoyed getting to know this familyPub Date 28 Aug 2018I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kensington Books through NetGalley Thank youAll opinions God Is in the Crowd expressed are my own. S County He can't recall when Sam's little schweschder blossomed into a beautiful young woman but he would do anything to hold Malinda close and soothe the sad yearning in heryes Sensing her unease at the mention of her doctor only confirms his desire to protect her Healing however is in Gott's hands and a hard lesson in the true meaning of love may soon bless them both in ways they never imagine.

I ve read several Amish books recently but none that focused so much on the main character feeling bad about herself The Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard entire book was woe is me I have a medical condition This was literally the premise of thentire book The challenging health condition referenced in the blurb was The Matriarchs (The Family exaggerated significantly The challenge wasvery so often she might need to go to a hospital she MIGHT need surgery in the future and she needs medication Honestly it was her self Notes for the Everlost esteem that was challenging then the illness was The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson takes us to St Mary s County Maryland Malinda Stauffer is finally heading home after helping her Aunt Mary recover and then suffering a relapse of her Crohn s disease thatnded up with her hospitalized Her physician Dr Todd McWilliams flirted with her but Malinda did not When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) encourage him and she hopes the doctor took the hint that she is not interested in him in a romantic way Malinda s best friend Phoebe Yoder isngaged to Ben Miller and will soon be getting married Isaac was interested in courting Malinda before she departed and she hopes he has not changed his mind However one glimpse of Isaac with Becky Malinda knows it is too late Malinda yearns for a normal life like the other young women in her district but she feels her illness will keep men at bay There is one man though that Malinda cannot keep away from her Dr McWilliams is persistent and the added stress is causing her Crohn s disease to flare up Plus someone is not happy with Dr McWilliams interest in Malinda and they are sending her threatening notesTimothy Brenneman works at the local furniture shop with Malinda s brother Sam Timothy noticed the lovely young woman Malinda has become but he thought it was too late when he saw her with Isaac Now that Isaac is courting Becky Timothy wastes no time in letting Malinda know that he wishes to court her The problem is convincing Malinda that he loves her and that her disease is not a burden Follow Timothy and Malinda on their journey in The. With autumn's golden glow marriage season comes to Southern Maryland's Amish country But is such joy meant for all Malinda Stauffer is happy that her gut frienden Phoebe Yoder may soon be married Of course Malinda can't help wondering about her own future She hopes someday to find the same contentment as a wife and mother that she has helping her own mamm care for Malinda's father and five brothers.

MendingThe Mending is the second book in this series and follow The Promise Phoebe s story The Mending can be read as a standalone but I found it helpful to have read The Promise first I thought The Mending contained good writing but the pace was slow in some areas I sympathized with Malinda who must deal with Crohn s disease However I uickly tired of the lengthy pity party I kept hoping someone would give her a good long lecture a reality check I No Biggy! enjoyed the descriptions of St Mary s County and the daily life of the Amish I cannot imagine living without a regular washing machine and dryer or without air conditioning I felt the situation with Dr McWilliams was serious but it felt overly dramatic I never understood why Malinda would not talk with her parents or someone in authority I know it is part of the story but it did not feel realistic For someone who wishes to marry and have children Malinda failed to act like an adult The resolution came about abruptly and it seemed tooasy I thought the romance between Timothy and Malinda progressed at a realistic pace However the back and forth with Malinda saying she would be a burden and Timothy saying he loved her and wants to marry her and her condition was not a burden became tiresome Malinda needed to learn that she is not defined by her illness I felt that Malinda needed to grow as a person as her relationship with Timothy developed A few tweaks would have made a difference in the story Some of the Christian themes present are trusting in the Lord the power of prayer have faith in God and that His grace is sufficient My rating for The Mending is 3 out of 5 stars For those readers who Crush It! enjoy a sweet Amish romance then come along to St Mary s County Maryland in The Mending There is a preview of The Reconciliation at thend of the book which will be Atlee s story This is a lovely book about the alternative lifestyle of the Amish people in Maryland in particular one young lady called Malinda who thinks she will never get a beau because of he. But a challenging health issue has her convinced no man wants the burden of a fraa who needs rest when there are farms to tend and businesses to run Adding to her stress is the unwanted attention of an aggressive big city doctor smitten by her an unsettling distraction she has kept to herselfTimothy Brenneman works alongside Malinda's brother Sam handcrafting the finest Amish furniture in St Mary'.