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The Struggle (Kentucky Brothers #3)

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Now a New York Times Bestseller. Welcome back to Kentucky, where an Amish couple from Lancaster County seeks a new future in the land of tomorrow. When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter Mindy to Christian County, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to go. Will the new home Timothy builds for them there do anything to l...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Barbour Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mary Shipman
For me the title of this book says a lot. I found The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter, published by Barbour to be an interesting study of some of the problems that have to be as prevalent in Amish life as they are in ours. While most of the novels in the ‘Amish fiction’ genre dwell on duty, honor and giving this one takes a different direction.

Timothy, his wife Hannah and young daughter Mindy leave home to join his brothers in a Kentucky Amish community. Timothy sees hope for his struggling relati...more
Michele
Thank you to the author for the autographed copy won in her website
giveaway. I have been interested in reading Wanda's books for quite some time and was thrilled to now finally have the opportunity to do so.

Having once traveled through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as a teenager, I could picture the setting and envision the people she described in this wonderful story. The main characters, Timothy and Hannah Fisher, are a young married couple who are struggling to find their way as parents and...more
Jodie
Timothy has had it with his wife Hannah leaning so heavily on her mother. It seems as though Timothy never has his wife’s attention, she is always at her mother’s side or with their daughter Mindy. In order to restore his marriage, Timothy moves his family to Kentucky. However, once in Kentucky, Hannah seems to only be able to complain about everything. After several tough months, Hannah realizes that Kentucky may not be so bad after all. Then, the unthinkable happens and Timothy and Hannah’s ma...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...


Hannah did not want to move to Kentucky. She’d be leaving her home, her parents and all that was familiar to her. She knew her husband was moving her because she spent too much time with her mother and let her interfere in their marriage. That didn’t make her happier about it.

Ms. Brunstetter sets her story in Amish country and the story includes all the Amish families and how they all interact. I enjoy reading about their culture and...more
Ashley
Book 3 in the Kentucky Brothers series.

Can a couple rent by grief find renewal?

Timothy Fisher's decision to move his family from their home in Lancaster County Pennsylvania isn't a happy one for his wife, Hannah. Everything she knows is in Lancaster County - her mother - her home - her friends.

But what choice does Hannah have? Realizing that her place is with her husband and young daughter, she reluctantly goes but finds her new life is a hard adjustment.

Nothing Timothy does pleases Hannah, and...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Amie Lou
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I love Amish fiction. I love the mannerisms, the simplicity of life, and the values that are represented by this culture. The Struggle is a wonderful depiction of such a life.

Fisher makes the tough decision to move his family (wife, Hannah, and daughter, Mindy) to Kentucky against his wife’s wishes. But Timothy feels that the move will be the best thing for his marriage. His wife clings to...more
Amy Sullivan wilkinson


Although this book, was very easy and enjoyable, I found it very interesting to learn about the Amish religion and culture.
Kristin
The Struggle is part three in the Kentucky Brothers series by Wanda Brunstetter. Though I have not yet read the others, this book was easily read as a standalone as well with only minimal confusion. The author did a great job of clearing things up for those of us that picked this up without reading the others.


In this story we meet Timothy and his wife Hannah as they make a move from Paradise, Pennsylvania to Christian, Kentucky. Timothy feels the move will provide some much needed space betwee...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"Whatever your simple pleasures may be, enjoy them and share them with someone else. We sometimes take for granted the everyday things that give us a sense of joy and well-being. These simple things are often forgotten when problems occur in our lives." This is the moral of the novel, The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter which is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers Series.

This time it's Timothy Fisher who feels compelled to leave his childhood home in Paradise, Pennsylvania to move to Christian...more
Megan
The Struggle is aptly named - I had to struggle to read it. This is the second book I have read by this author and I have to say that I have been disappointed with both of them. I have seen so many great reviews for her books that I'm surprised by how much I haven't enjoyed them.

The worst part of this book was the repetition. One example of this is how Hannah hated that her husband made her move to Kentucky. I don't have to read it, in detail, over and over and over...I got it the first time! I...more
Paula-O
Series "Kentucky Brothers" by Wanda Brunstetter, the last book is ~The Struggle~

#3 book is the story of Timothy, twin to Titus. Timothy married young and some thought he did not choose well as he married a young woman that was very close to her mother. They saw one another often and she always consulted her mother about a problem or just daily life to the extent that Timothy felt he did not come first in her life as he felt he should after they married.
Brothers Titus and Samuel had moved to Ky a...more
Zac
The Struggleby Wanda E. Brunstetter is full of emotion and unexpected surprises. It is a struggle with the emotions as you try to forgive and try to hope for change in the lives of the characters as they go through their own struggles. You feel the pain and empathize with the characters.

While this book focuses on the characters we have come to know inThe JourneyandThe Healing,The Strugglefocuses on Timothy and Hannah. Through a broken marriage, death, love, and hope, readers will get to see God’...more
Judy
The Struggle With Forgiveness!

I love Wanda's books and especially I have loved her Kentucky Brother series. The Struggle did not disappoint me. I picked up this book yesterday to read and finished it early this evening. I read it every chance that I got. My interest was captured from page one.

Timothy Fisher plans to move his family to Pembroke Kentucky to get his wife Hannah away from depending on her Mother so much. Hannah has been spending too much time with her Mother instead of being a wife...more
Tammy
Aug 25, 2012 Tammy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Tammy by: NetGalley
First and foremost I have loved each and every book that Brunstetter has written and this book is just another one that I can add to the list of most loved books.

I have never had to move away from my family and I can not imagine what Hannah is having to go through moving away from her family like that, only having her husband with her. I know that there are other members of Timothy's family there but it is not like having her family there.

She struggles something terrible with everything, having...more
Randy Reynolds
This is, by far, the worst book I have ever read.

Wanda Brunstetter should be embarrassed to call herself an author. The character development is non-existent, she frequently uses dialogue when she should be painting a picture (over 50% of the paragraphs contain some kind of quote), the protagonist is the most annoying person I've ever read (I literally wanted to kill her), and Ms. Brunstetter uses deus ex machina liberally to resolve the menial conflicts she manages to weakly conjure along the w...more
Gail
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Diane U
Timothy Fisher moves his wife and daughter from Pennsylvania to Kentucky for a fresh start away from Hannah's over-bearing mother. Hannah and her mother are very close, to the point where her mother's needs are put ahead of Timothy's constantly. Therefore, Hannah is very reluctant to go and has her mind set that she will be miserable. She becomes very negative toward Timothy and others making her miss her mother even more. They finally move into their own house and Timothy hopes that this will b...more
Melissa
This is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers series. I had a hard time in the beginning of the book but I am glad I stuck it out because I ended up really enjoying the book.

Imagine being overly close to your mother and because of it neglecting your Husbands needs so your Husband up and moves you a couple of states away really hoping to have his wife back. Well because of it you become really bitter and pray for a miracle for your husband to move you guys back home close to your mom again. Th...more
Margaret
Okay, I was given the opportunity to read this book from Barbour Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. When I saw this was available, I decided to go for it since my mother absolutely LOVES Wanda Brunstetter and always raves about the books. I was... disappointed.

Timothy Fisher packs up his wife, Hannah and their daughter Mindy and moves them from their home in Pennsylvania to Kentucky, following in the footsteps of his brothers Titus and Samuel. Timothy feels that Hannah sp...more
Just Tolegranny
I didn't care for the whinning, the grumbling Hannah all the way through the book. She need to grow up some and take responsibility for her own actions and thoughts. I enjoyed the end when she came to realize where she needed to be and that was with Timothy. He tried so hard to please her risking is own life. His heart was breaking too...she needed to realize life wasn't all about just her. All in all, I enjoyed the book. I think there should be a sequel.
Pam Deppe
What a great book. I'm in love with the books that take place in Amish county and about Amish families.

Hannah Fisher doesn't want to leave Pennsylvania and the home she has known all her life, but Timothy her husband thinks that moving to Kentucky is best for them. Hannah is just too clingly to her mother. Trials and tribulations take place in Kentucky as Hannah just doesn't want to be there, and everything that happens she blames on Timothy. When her child Mindy dies in a fall, she can't take...more
IrenesChristianReviews
This is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers series. This book mostly follows Timothy Fisher and his wife Hannah. You observe their relationship struggles and see how they grow closer to the Lord and each other. There are also many other characters in the book. Each character is developed well and the book concludes all the stories it presents.

Overall I enjoyed the book. I do think you need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this book to the fullest. There are characters introduce...more
Cynthia
Hannah is against moving from their home in Pennsylvania. But Timothy is overjoyed and cannot wait to move closer to his bothers. Once in Kentucky Timothy, Hannah and their young daughter Mindy stay with Timothy's brother Samuel and his kinner (children) until they find a house of their own. Hannah makes no attempt to accept the change in her life, choosing instead to find fault at every turn. Her bitter attitude turns others away, and she has a hard time fitting in.

When a tragedy happens that s...more
GreenIdMama
Let me start with how excited I was that Wanda Brunstetter had written an other well written Saga, that captured me in the first book. I have been so excited to read the last book in the Kentucky Brothers, to see all the things that has happened to them and read about all the love and loss that they have endured. This series is a sequel to the Daughters of Lancaster County Series. A set of books that I am in love with! Totally worth the read!

So lets talk about the Struggle. I liked the book, but...more
Debra
The main character of this novel is not a nice person. Neither is her mother. Both are strong-willed women and have difficulty submitting to their husbands. The mother undermined the daughter's marriage while they lived close by and tried to continue to do so after they moved. Finally, the daughter realizes what a gem her husband is and her attitude changes, only to have a family tragedy send her into the same spiral. She ultimately moves back in with her parents for several months, only returni...more
Danielle
Great book just like the others and I wish one particular thing did not happen, but the blessing they receive is what makes their heartache seem better in a way. I do not understand why Hannah felt the need to cling to her mother as much as she did but in the end Timothy and she worked out their differences and that is what made me like the ending all the more.
Kelly Derse
Even though I enjoyed reading this book. Some parts really annoyed me. I wanted to hit some of the characters lol. I have been that daughter that loved her mom so much its hard to be so far away. Which is why I know I am called to be a missionary because its only by the grace of God that I live so far away.
Gwenelda Eads-tinker
Jan 16, 2013 Gwenelda Eads-tinker rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loved Amish type settings
Shelves: amish
I am currently almost finished with this book. It is one of the best that I have read in a while. I love Wanda`s Amish books. It takes me back to a time when things were much more simple.
This book is very interesting. It starts out with Hannah and her husband leaving the only home she has ever known and moving to Kentucky. She has been somewhat over protected by her mother and parents their daughter in much the same way, I guess you could keep with the old adage "The apple does not fall far fro...more
Krissie
When Timothy Fisher decides to move his wife, Hannah, and daughter Mindy to Christian County, where two of his brothers now reside, Hannah is very reluctant to go.
Kate
Wanda Brunstetter writes good characters. How do I know? I wanted to smack some sense into Hannah quite often throughout this book . . . and one-dimensional characters don't make me want to smack them! HA!
That said, this isn't one of my favourite novels by Wanda Brunstetter. Maybe it's because it deals with some pretty heavy topics, but it just seemed more 'dry' than her usual writing style. I am glad, though, that I got to finish out the 'Kentucky Brothers' series and will be reading more of Wa...more
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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.
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