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When Barbara Zook's husband David is killed unexpectedly on their tenth wedding anniversary, she doesn't know how she will be able to go on. Not only has she lost the love of her life, but she is also pregnant with their fourth child. How can Barbara raise four children and run David's beloved harness shop? When Paul Hilty left Webster County, he knew it hurt his father thWhen Barbara Zook's husband David is killed unexpectedly on their tenth wedding anniversary, she doesn't know how she will be able to go on. Not only has she lost the love of her life, but she is also pregnant with their fourth child. How can Barbara raise four children and run David's beloved harness shop? When Paul Hilty left Webster County, he knew it hurt his father that he chose harness making over farming. Paul loves the feel and smell of leather more then anything, but with David Zook already in business, he knew he had to move. Now David is gone and Barbara is in need. Could the Lord be leading him home again? Will Barbara remain on her own, or will the Lord bring Paul into her life... and her heart? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!...

Title : On Her Own
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ISBN : 9781593105464
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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On Her Own Reviews

  • Rachel Brand
    2019-03-18 01:44

    This was a fairly average romance, pretty much like Mills & Boon or Harlequin set in an Amish community with a Christian emphasis. I normally really enjoy the Amish genre - especially Amy Clipston and Beverly Lewis - but this is the first of Brunstetter's novels that I've read and I can't say that it's up to the standards I'm used to. This little book was only 170-odd pages long, my first clue that there wasn't much to the story, and had a fairly predictable plot. Due to the shortness of the book, the characters didn't have a lot of space to develop and this made it hard to really care about them, and although it was fairly well written, there were several moments where speech seemed stilted, particularly with Barbara's eldest son, Aaron. Also, is Barbara a typical Amish name? There were a couple of characters whose names made me do a double take. All in all, this isn't a taxing read and would be nice, light reading for someone who has a low reading level and needs to practice their reading. But other than that, it was just too formulaic and predictable and - well, a bit boring, especially after reading Clipston's A Promise of Hope, which is also about a widowed Amish woman. I have a couple of other Brunstetter books on my TBR and I'll give them a go but I can't say that I'm impressed with her work. 5/10

  • Jerry
    2019-03-12 03:50

    More great Amish romance; this series is fun and uplifting.

  • Katherine Beaver
    2019-03-11 01:36

    Another good one...I like reading in the series and how she keeps the same characters. I'd prefer not so much time to pass between the books though.This one was Barbara (Faith's friend from book 1) 10 years in future, grown up, recently widowed.

  • Julie
    2019-02-25 02:03

    Interesting to learn about Amish love, but not real indepth character development. I might be being generous with my rating.

  • Belinda
    2019-03-09 05:37

    The second book I have read by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this book was written in a style similar to a romance. Straight forward, simplistic yet likeable characters in an Amish environment. Overall very readable, yet I was hoping for the multi-faceted story line that made the first book I'd read by this author (a different series) so interesting.

  • Dru
    2019-02-23 00:44

    After a while all the Amish books get to be about the same. This is the second in this series and it is very much like the first. This author is OK.

  • Regina A Fontaine
    2019-02-24 07:43

    Heartfelt readGood fast paced read with all the characters from the first book showing up in this sequel. Get your tissues out, had me crying a few times.

  • Sammie Mays
    2019-03-24 03:01

    This is the second book in the Brides of Webster County series. I enjoyed this read as much as book 1 in the series. I was taken with all of the families in this series from the very start. The characters seem so alive and it's easy to place yourself in Webster County with them. Book 2 deals with a widow named Barbara who is raising four sons by herself and with the help of her family after her husband David dies unexpectedly. She loves working in their harness shop but is not physically able to do so after the birth of her fourth child. Paul comes to see his family after the death of his brother Dan and agrees to help Barbara at the harness shop. The Bishop wants to marry Barbara and have a mother for his four daughters. He thinks Paul wants to take advantage of Barbara. I rooted for Paul all the way. I did not like the Bishop in the story and thought he meddled a lot. He tried spreading false stories about Paul. I think he thought he was looking our for Barbara but I did not feel it was very becoming of a Bishop. Wonderful read - this makes 2 of Wanda Brunstetter books for me in four days. I just couldn't set the books down.

  • Janet C
    2019-03-08 03:52

    Barbara Zook lost her husband David. They ran a harness shop together. After giving birth to their son a few months after Davids death, she is too weak and too tired to run the harness shop eventhough she wants to provide for her 4 children.Paul Hilty, who now lives in Lancaster, PA, returns home for the death of his brother. Paul works in a harness shop in PA. While home, he agrees to help out at Zooks Harness Shop until Barbara is back on her feet. Will Paul's attraction wake up in him a desire to married and help raise 4 children or will Bishop John Frey find a new mate and a mother for his 3 girls. Sparks fly because Barbara is still in love with her deceased husband.Average story....easy read. Not much depth.

  • Gabrielle
    2019-03-21 01:37

    Barbara Zook lost her husband David in a buggy accident on their anniversary. She is left with three boys and a new born which she calls David after her husband. A year or so after her husbands death she is still alone and is really not looking for a man in her life. Then one day Paul comes back and he starts falling for the widow. Soon after that Bishop John Frey is looking for a "mother" for his four daughters. Barbara doesn't know what to do or who to choose. I am a sucker for Amish books and this one didn't disappoint.

  • Terri Tinkel
    2019-02-26 04:55

    This is a simply written story about the Amish. It was interesting even though it was easy to figure out what was going to happen. However, there were some pieces of Amish traditions that were interesting. I could picture the characters and enjoyed reading through the story. It's a good book for a few hours of relaxtion. No big traumatic events ~ no heavy sex ~ no swearing.

  • JeniReadABook
    2019-02-22 05:44

    This was a good story, but it didn't grab ahold of me as strongly as the first book in the series did. By the time the main characters finally came around it felt rather anti-climatic. Not a bad book, but I hope the next book in the series will offer characters that draw me in as much as Noah and Faith did in the first book.

  • Donna
    2019-03-21 09:00

    I received an autographed copy of this book from Wanda. It is the second in the series, and was a good book. Barbara and Paul had a lot of hurdles to cross when he came to help in her harness shop. Bishop John wasn't any help either a very selfish man to be a bishop. As with all of Wanda's books it was a fast read and very enjoyable, finished it at 2:00am this morning.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-25 00:43

    Barbara is Amish. Her husband has been killed and she is trying to raise 3 boys and a baby she just had. She is also trying to run her husband's harness shop. Paul comes home for his uncle's funeral and hears about Barbara; he offers to help in the shop until she is back on her feet. Feelings begin even though they are very different from each other. God works to bring these two together.

  • Smilinhere
    2019-02-24 01:53

    Do not read the first page in the book ... unless you want to know the 'story' ... all thought it is pretty predictable kind of romance with a twist. The extra 'love interest' of another man brings an interesting twist.

  • Helen
    2019-03-16 08:44

    A wonderful book as are all of Wanda Brunstetters books- Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter first two Amish fiction writers I started reading- have read every book that Wanda Brunstetter has written- and never had one that I didnt absolutely love!!!!! I would defintely give it a 5 star rating!!!

  • Laurie Mcclure
    2019-03-03 08:54

    I always enjoy Amish books, and the simplicity of their ways.

  • Susan Cherry
    2019-03-22 01:35

    Great book

  • Lisa Brodsky
    2019-03-02 03:52

    A nice quick read, but very predictable.

  • Shelly Lampereur
    2019-02-28 01:54

    I love reading all her books. All I can say is that they are all excellent reads

  • Meadow Frisbie
    2019-03-15 08:43

    I love amish stories. Expecially when their not about someone getting pregnant and not married, or always running away form their faith. This was a wholesome and inspiring book.

  • Rita Mcallister davidson
    2019-03-07 01:52

    Barbara's husband died before she gave birth to their last child. Her Dad was helping in the harness shop. A good read.

  • Judy Wollenweber
    2019-03-23 01:04

    This is a good series

  • Crosbee
    2019-03-13 07:55

    not quite as good as the first one, but pretty close.

  • Autumn Golob
    2019-02-22 08:41

    Good, short, don't have to think love story with no bad stuff in it!

  • Michelle
    2019-03-02 05:34

    A delightfully light read that wound itself quietly around the Amish faith.

  • Rose
    2019-02-26 01:48

    F Bru

  • Natalie Widener
    2019-02-24 00:53

    A very enjoyable read!

  • Debbie
    2019-02-25 05:39

    All of her books are good clean books about life in an Amish community, and human nature.

  • Jc
    2019-02-23 05:47

    It was good. Not great but pretty good.