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Awakened Love (Amish Of Webster County #3)

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed-and-breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round-the-clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a ...more
Paperback, 269 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Whitaker Distribution (first published August 14th 2013)
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Jun 20, 2013 Nancee rated it it was amazing
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Katie Detweiler is a shy young Amish woman who enjoys baking for a local bed & breakfast. The solace in the kitchen fulfills her desire to be out of the mainstream. Due to unforeseen circumstances she is needed to work in the dining room which is out of her comfort zone. A frequent visitor to the dining room at the B & B is a private investigator who reveals shocking family information about Katie. His revelation shakes Katie to the core, and leads her to troubling discoveries. Katie has ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Katie Detweiler is cursed. Cursed to wind up alone and a maidel while everyone else around her falls in love and gets married. At first, she didn't believe it, but the more her friend Patsy reminded her, the more she began to believe that the lot in life that was falling over her was due to being cursed. Losing her brother Noah in a freak accident has left her growing up alone and has caused her mother to remain in depressed state, leaving her and her father behind to stay with family away from ...more
Nov 11, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Katie Detweiler is very bashful and is verbally bullied by Patsy Swartz. She manages the the bakery/deli at a local bed and breakfast and is beginning to think she'll never marry and have a family. When Abram Hilty comes to stay with his relatives in Seymour, Missouri he sees Katie and is immediately attracted to her, but so is his cousin Micah.

Abram tries everything to convince Katie that she will someday be his frau. She doesn't believe him since he has a girlfriend back home in Shipshewana, I
Jun 06, 2013 Judy rated it it was amazing
This Book Has It All! (A 5 Star Book!)

Romance, Mystery, Twists & Turns describes Awakened Love. Author Laura V. Hilton has captured it all in this book. I loved the fact that this was not the typical boy meets girl romance. I was so engrossed in finding out what happened in the end, that many things were sadly neglected in my household while reading this book.

I loved that the author addressed some mean spirited issues among other issues that happens in everyday life. This Christian author do
Nov 21, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Once again, I was drawn into this latest Amish of Webster County book. I found myself in the same situation as before...hardly able to set the book down because I was so intent on finding out what was going to happen next!

This story follows Katie Detweiler. She is a shy girl, without very much confidence. She doesn't truly realize how accomplished or pretty she is. This is party because of the influence of a jealous girl in the community who continually belittles Katie. When the new man in town,
Jun 10, 2013 Cindy rated it it was amazing
The young woman on this cover, makes you wonder if she will ever find love, and it fits the story very well. Katie, was so unsure of herself and so very shy, that most boys didn't try to come court her. That is until Abram Hilty showed up. A whirlwind rushing romance follows, but obstacles seemed determined to break Katie's heart. This book has more twists and turns than an Arkansas highway. A wonderful gut book! 5 stars 288 pages Available September 2, 2013
Nov 19, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
Like a good recipe, Author Laura Hilton mixes in just the right amount of forgiveness, romance and adventure to make her books hard to put down. Plus, her characters are very relatable. Twenty-two-year-old Abram Hilty has left Shipshewana, Indiana to visit his aunt and uncle in Seymour, Missouri. When he lays eyes on twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler, he decides he is going to marry her. Katie has never been courted and thinks Abram’s attention may be due to a challenge from his cousin Micah. ...more
Awaken Love, book 3 in The Amish of Webster County, by Laura V. Hilton is over the top in Amish genre books. Awakened Love is filled with hidden secrets, despair, suspense, romance, faith and characters crying out to God to see them through life’s struggles.

Katie Detweiler is enjoying her job at a bed and breakfast baking in the kitchen. But then she was needed to work in the dining area with the owner being away due to her husband’s cancer. Katie was so shy she struggled until a stranger, who
Jalynn Patterson
Nov 26, 2013 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed-and-breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round-the-clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a "customer" reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her b
Nov 21, 2014 D.J. rated it it was amazing
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Oh my… what an amazing story!

Without giving away too much – trying to stick to facts given in the synopsis – I want to talk about how much I enjoyed reading Awakened Love. This story has everything!

We first met Katie in Healing Love… towards the end of this story, Katie’s family had moved to Ohio for several years and had just recently returned to Webster County. There’s not much else in this first book of the series on Katie, except the explanation that she grew up with Kristi and Janna… and t
Oct 23, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
A Bashful Baker

Twenty–one–year–old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she's hired at a local bed–and–breakfast to do just that, she's excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won't have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss's husband requires round–the–clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a "customer" reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her b
Jan 15, 2016 Gayle rated it it was amazing

The main character in this book is Katie Detweiler. She is Amish in Webster County. Be sure you set aside some time to spend on this book. Once you open the book, you're there for the duration. You are hooked. You can't turn the pages fast enough. There is so much happening that you don't want to miss anything. Katie is very shy and doesn't stand up for herself. She is constantly being taunted by Patsy Swartz. Katie runs the bakery/deli at a friend's local bed and breakfast. She has the fe
Awakened Love is the third book in the Amish Of Webster County series but I think it easily could be read first. Very little information about the characters from the first two books is given, besides the obvious, so you could easily go back and read them without too much being spoiled.

This is the first book I've read by this author. The story starts out great and I was captivated from the first sentence - which doesn't happen often. I was fully expecting to be giving this book 5 stars, but by
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Dec 29, 2013 Crystal's Many Reviewers rated it really liked it
One of my weaknesses when it comes to reading is Amish books. I don’t really know why that is, but I have always enjoyed having the chance to read them! So when I had the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at that chance.
When I first started Awakened Love, I was completely confused because of the way that the characters were talking, but I do believe that’s because they weren’t speaking “English English” but “Amish English” (in my mama’s terms). But I didn’t that distract me because I wa
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Awakened Love
The Amish of Webster County
By Laura V. Hilton

Katie Detweiler has never had a beau and at 21 she has just about herself to never marrying. But when Abram Hilty comes to Seymour, Missouri, he's determined to be Katie's beau and her husband.

But there are secrets in both Katie and Abram's past that they need to deal with if they are to have a future together.

Katie's struggling to come to terms that she wasn't born Amish and was adopted after she was taken from her birth mother. Not onl
Jennifer Clausen-greene
Dec 08, 2013 Jennifer Clausen-greene rated it it was amazing
I think this has to be the first Amish book that I have read that actually had gossip in it. A very nasty girl, spreading false lies, destroying her close friends reputation, self esteem and appeared to be loose with her virtue. I was really blown away. What I liked was through it all God was at the center of how to handle the conflict. With each problem that arose Gods word was searched and applied with the wisdom that Hid ways are greater than ours, even when you do not understand them.

Laura r
Maureen Timerman
Aug 13, 2013 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
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What an amazing read. Just when you think you know mainly what the book it about, something else is thrown into the mix. Ok...then there is more, and then more. Not just a regular Amish romance story, although there is one, along with the bad, nasty, girl involved.
Katie Detweiler is a shy, sweet Amish woman, she works at a B & B, as the cook. Katie's life is about to make a big change, she has been raised Amish by two wonderful parents, who love her. She did loose her beloved brother Noah in
Sep 26, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book from the author, Laura Hilton... and what an incredible book it is. I couldn't put it down, though being wife and Mom forced me to at times. lol! I loved the mystery behind Abram's story...on the run from his past as so many of us are. Katie-girl's innocence was precious and endearing to me. Her questions to Tyler about certain words were sweet and fun. The love from her Daed was so full of emotion. Mose's advice that played over and over again in Abram's head was ...more
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Oct 13, 2013 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing
What happens when a bashful Amish baker and an Englisch man on the run meet? Well for one, they are attracted to each other, but that can’t be happening because Amish and Englisch can’t mix. Or can they? Laura Hilton is typical of intermixing situations that are totally inappropriate somehow finds a way for them to work. Can this mixed up couple find a way to be together, or will the demands of each of their lives cause them to go separate ways?

Laura Hilton has done it again in this third book o
Carole Towriss
Sep 03, 2013 Carole Towriss rated it it was amazing
Awakened Love is another stellar book by Laura Hilton.
Ms. Hilton's books are not your run-of-the-mill Amish romances. There are always twists, mysteries and more obstacles than one would ever want.
Awakened Love deals with shy Katie and feisty Abram, who has run from his own community and is hiding a secret. Katie learns that she is adopted, and now has to deal with a sister she never knew.
As an adoptive mom, I thought Laura handled the adoption issue beautifully. Finding out as an adult can be
Dali Castillo
Jun 24, 2013 Dali Castillo rated it it was amazing
When I began reading Awakened Love, I told myself, "One chapter tonight and that's it." Impossible! I couldn't put it down till I had read it straight through. What's the allure of this book?

Wondering if there's any hope of love for the shy & sheltered Katie Detweiler and the self-assured Abram Hilty. In order to find out, you need to fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a great ride as the story unfolds with romance, mystery, humor, & unexpected twists & turns. You won't be disapp
Oct 02, 2013 Renee rated it really liked it
What a delightful read! Awakened Love captured me from the beginning and kept my attention until the last word.
Ms. Hilton’s writing provides a glimpse into the life of the Amish. With a helpful language dictionary, she embarks on the challenge of teaching her readers a bit of their culture as well. Although confusing at times, the language does provide extra flare to the story.
Someone will always know something you don’t. How would you respond when confronted with a surprise or two? This book is
Cheryl Baranski
Sep 04, 2014 Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing
Awakened Love by: Laura V. Hilton

What a wonderful book! I loved it!

Laura has a way of making you feel that

you are part of the story. A story of faith,

love, and doing what is right.

This book is about Katie Detweiler who loves to bake.

She works at a local bed and breakfast. She meets

Abram Hilty when he is in town visiting with family.

Katy is struggling with who she is when a secret

unfolds. Abram is trying to escape from something

in his past. Abram must face his past if there is to

be a future.
Dec 08, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
Excellent book. I couldn't put it down. I wish the story could continue into another book. All three books of The Amish of Webster County (Healing Love, Surrendered Love and Awakened Love) by Laura V. Hilton were well written.
Aug 07, 2013 Renee rated it liked it
Shelves: mmm-2013
This is not the first book I have read by Laura Hilton. I continue to enjoy her work. Awakened Love leaves the reader with a feeling of intrigue as we try to figure out why Abram has fled his community secretly.
Deb Newman
Sep 16, 2014 Deb Newman rated it it was amazing
Awesome, Love Story, just couldnt put this book down, and didnt want to finish it either,
this is a Must Read.....Laura V. Hilton is such a talented writer,
Lori Vieira
Dec 04, 2014 Lori Vieira rated it liked it
This was a pretty good story and I would have given it 4 stars if there hadn't been so many references to McDonalds (and milkshakes).
Carolyn E
Dec 06, 2013 Carolyn E rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It started off a little slowly, but it soon picked up, and had an interesting ending. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down.
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Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categ
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Other Books in the Series

Amish Of Webster County (3 books)
  • Healing Love (Amish Of Webster County #1)
  • Surrendered Love (Amish Of Webster County #2)

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