Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish.
Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, young Amishmen were leaving the faith to take up arms and defend freedom. A simple walk in the untamed forests could result in death, if not from bullet or arrow, then from an encounter with a wild animal.
Amid this time of tumult, Adam Wyse is fighting a personal battle. To possibly join the war efforts and leave his faith, which would mean walking away from the only woman he’s ever loved: Lena Yoder. But for that love he’s made a promise that may keep them apart permanently.
I love historical fiction and it usually doesn’t take much for me to get into a book. Arms of Love was different though. It took me the whole book to really get into it. I liked the plot a lot and the message in the book about setting something free and if it was meant to be yours it will come back. But that is as far as it really went for me. I wish I could say more or be happier about my read but it just didn’t do it for me. Over 100 pages into the book I was counting pages and hoping it would be over soon. I have read a few other books by Kelly Long and love her style but this time it didn’t hit the mark for me
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**I was provided a review copy from Booksneeze for the basis of this review.**