About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Rebecca's Amish Heart Restored: The Amish Women of Lawrence County, Book 2 by Tracy Fredrychowski

Rebecca's Amish Heart Restored: Book 2 The Amish Women of Lawrence County

Lies and secrets surround a young woman's heart. Can this shame-filled believer salvage her life and find true happiness?

Rebecca Byler is struggling with the truth. While this young Amish woman is determined to push everyone away, Eli Bricker is set on discovering the pain that holds her captive. When Rebecca finds little reassurance from her Old Order's strict ways, she's drawn to Eli's ailing grandmother, Mary, and a letter from her deceased mother.

Still blaming herself for a series of tragedies, Rebecca plans to leave Willow Springs in hopes of saving Eli from God's wrath. But Mary sets a plan in motion to share the love of Jesus with Rebecca and force her hand in marriage to keep both Eli and her from giving up on love.

Can this sharp-tongued woman find the courage to face her past and seek forgiveness from the Almighty?

Rebecca's Amish Heart Restored is the inspirational second book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series of women's fiction novels. If you like spiritual explorations, real-life challenges of emotional bravery, and basking in God's light, then you'll adore Tracy Fredrychowski's exploration of hope.


This book is so special! There is an intriguing plot that kept me turning the pages, realistic characters that evoked a wide range of emotions, and a profound faith message that tugged at my heartstrings. We all know that God wants us to love our fellow man, but Rebecca Byler made it almost impossible for the people of Willow Springs! As I started reading this story, I was taken aback, because her hateful and self-centered nature was so opposite of Amish dispositions. Then I discovered why she acted that way! Rebecca had secrets that she couldn't share and guilt that wouldn't let go. How could she let anyone get close to her? She had no hope, until God's Plan went to work, and Rebecca discovered true friendship, a reason to hope, and an acceptance that comes from total forgiveness.

It's apparent that author Tracy Fredrychowski has a deep respect for the Amish, and she often writes about the unique aspects of their lifestyle, but in this book, she shares another perspective. I loved how Mary Bricker and her grandson Eli had discovered a deeper awareness of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and shared it with Rebecca when she needed it most. Her life was transformed because gentle Mary knew the damage of keeping secrets, and had discovered, along with Eli, the joy that comes from trust and faith.

Rebecca's Amish Heart Restored is the second book in The Amish Women of Lawrence County series, and the ending left me eager to learn what else is brewing in Lawrence County. Is Rebecca's heart truly restored? Will she finally believe that she deserves to be happy, and can she be an example for others?

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Tracy Fredrychowski is a country girl, author, homesteader and everything simple living. She has a passion for writing about the simpler side of life, much like the life she lived growing up in rural Pennsylvania.
Her life has always been intertwined with the Amish, and it’s only fitting that she has a genuine passion for their simplicity, sense of community and God-centered lives.
Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania she spent her childhood immersed deep in Amish Country.  The clip-clop of horse and buggy woke her each morning as Amish men drove past her childhood home on their way to work. As a young woman, she was traumatized by an Amish murder that involved a family member and changed her life forever.
Even though she currently lives in South Carolina her travels take her through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin’s Amish Country every year. During those stops, she researches the communities she visits and prides herself on writing Amish fiction that truly represents the Amish culture. She considers herself very fortunate to have made friends in those communities and values the information they share and wants nothing more than to represent their lifestyle as accurately as possible.

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