3/13/2009

A Cousin's Promise Review

A Cousin's Promise
Indiana Cousins Book 1
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Barbour Publishing
2009
ISBN 978-1-60260-060-7
Fiction

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

A Cousin's Promise opens with a group of 8 Amish friends and cousins headed for a day out at an amusement park, a day that started out with promise of hope and fun ends in a terrible tragedy. A car crash kills 3 of the friends and injures 3 of the survivors.
The story is centered around Wayne and Loraine, a young couple who are engaged to be married soon, they both survive the crash, but he looses a leg, and must come to terms with that loss. In his journey to come to terms, he becomes depressed, and tries to drive away his fiancée Loraine. She is determined they are meant to be together.
Follow along on this journey as Wayne and Loraine find their way in love, and find their way with all the pressures coming on them from their family, as the family and friends try to convince them they know what is best for them. Also throw in a former boyfriend and girlfriend returning back to their community, and two mamms who think they are helping their children and you have the setting of this book.
As the book unfolds we see the way that each character of the book, deals with the grief and the sorrow they are dealt with this unfortunate accident. From parents to siblings, cousins and friends, each person handles their grief differently and the author does a beautiful job of showing that.
A happy ending is to be expected in this book, along with the promise that this story will continue on, since it is Book 1 on the Indiana Cousins.
Wanda Brunstetter once again presents us with a lovely story of the Amish, and this story is captivating, easy to read and enjoyable. I read this book in one sitting. I give it a 4 star rating.

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