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An Honest Love: A Hearts of Middlefield Novel (Hearts of Middlefield #2)

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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  562 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Lukas Byler is the man of Anna Esh's dreams, and he's asked her to marry him. But Anna has a secret she can't bring herself to reveal -- there's a real possibility she will not be able to bear children. She knows how much having a family means to Lukas, yet her fear of losing him trumps her good judgment and she elects not to tell him. After Lukas and Anna have been marrie ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 350 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Center Point (first published February 25th 2010)
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Nicki Rhode keck
I loved this book. It kept me hanging until the end. loved the story of anna and Lukas, as well as the story of Aaron and Elisabeth. I am pretty sure there will be more to that story in the third book, which I am just starting.
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My Superpower)
I love that you get two love stories for the price of one in Kathleen Fuller's books. Often times, I find myself enjoying the secondary subplot romance even more than I do the one that makes it to the back cover blurb. In An Honest Love, though, I was rooting for both couples equally. And then I got mad at one couple lol - so the field narrowed to just the one for a little while. :)

But to me, the character that made this book was Onkel Zeb. He was hilarious! Always in the background, his commen
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Molly
Jul 02, 2010 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: BookSneeze
Back to my favorite kind of story! Kathleen Fuller's An Honest Love, is book 2 in her Hearts of Middlefield series and I loved it every bit as much as book 1, A Man of His Word. Tender and sweet, loving and filled with God and humor, this story reaches out to you from the very beginning.

One of the many thing I loved about this particular story is, not only do we get glimpses of characters from book 1 mixed with new fresh ones, Kathleen tells both Anna and Lukas' story AND also young Elisabeth an
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Susan Hollaway
Apr 27, 2010 Susan Hollaway rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who likes Amish fiction or Christian fiction
Trying to get on with her life after the man she loved betrayed her, Anna and her mother moved to Middlefield where she can protect her heart and keep from ever being hurt again. Time and a new place seem just the things she needed to mend her broken heart. She put all her efforts and thoughts into the new gift shop she and her mother purchased. And then she meets Lukas. She can’t resist the attraction between them, and find herself falling in love. Her fear of losing Lukas forces her to keep a ...more
Krista
Just finished reading this one last night.

I very good read. I enjoy reading books about the Amish. Even though they are fictional, I get to enter their world, which is so different from my own, and spend a few hours. It makes me appreciate my family relationships more, because the Amish are all about their families.

There are two stories going on in An Honest Love. This first is about Anna. She has moved to Ohio to break free from her past relationship where she was jilted. She has come to open
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Gail
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Michelle Robinson
THis is a simple sweet little book. I did not like the deceit that is woven through this book. I understood it and found it to be understandable in context to the storyline. I just found the character to be a little too selfish I understand how human the choices were but I just could not like it when those choices have an affect on someone else who does not have all of the information they should have. I also felt the forgiveness and resolution came a little too easily. I wonder if some residual ...more
Paula-O
An Honest Love by Kathleen Fuller
I liked reading this series, Anna had her heart broke when her finance left abruptly and she keeps her feelings gaurded now, can anyone break through this barrier and show her love.
Anna and her mother move to Ohio to start life anew.
H.S.
Finished this in one sitting. Actually found I read this out-of-order... but it is fine as a stand-alone novel.

I was rather surprised with the ending. A minor background character seemed to come to the forefront near the end and I truly believed that the situation she had gotten herself into would benefit Anna and her new husband... but yet another character suddenly emerged at the end to complete the story. I was a little surprised by that and am still wondering why the minor character was in t
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Milka
This book was something really different I've read before. I got the book through BookSneeze which mostly offers religious books for review. As I have mentioned before, I myself am not religious but since I am new for open experiences, I wanted to give this book a change.

This is a second book for Fuller's series called Hearts of Middlefield. I haven't read the first book so it is hard to compare this one to it. An Honest Love tells a story of two couples and how their friendships grow into somet
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Renee
I really enjoyed book 1 in this series, A Man of His Word and was excited to read An Honest Love. I really enjoyed the story of Anna and Lukas as well as Lukas's sister, Elisabeth and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Amish fiction, however those who are avid fans may have some issues with dialogue between the characters and the plum colored dress worn by one of the characters. Would an Amishwoman wear a purple dress or say a person was a "pistol?" I don't know a lot about the Amish b ...more
Drebbles
After a broken engagement and heart, Anna Esh has moved with her mother to Middlefield, Ohio and opened a gift store. There she meets Lukas Byler, who soon is helping her with repairs at the store and slowly working his way into her heart. But Anna is afraid to love and trust again and soon is keeping a secret from Lukas - a secret that could ruin their relationship. Meanwhile, Lukas's sister Elisabeth, who can be a bit scatterbrained, has started working for Gabe Miller. Her work brings her in ...more
Theresa
May 19, 2010 Theresa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens through adult
A lovely and heartwarming story about an Amish brother and sister who find both love and friendship in the most unlikely place. Lukas meets Anna who was hurt by the man she once loved and was going to marry. Elisabeth has known Aaron since her family is friends with his. She also knows of his dark past and wild ways before he joined the church. Now Elisabeth works with Aaron and has to deal with his quiet and sullen attitude and his rudeness towards her. Will the past, lies and half-truths destr ...more
Cindy

Once again we are in Middlefield Ohio, where we will find a beautiful young woman. An Amish woman, who has been hurt badly by a man she deeply loved and was engaged to be married to. He basically left her at the altar so to speak. Three days before her wedding Anna Hesh found out her fiance of three years did not want to marry her, and was beyond crushed to learn that he soon married a young woman in another church district. But life must go on, and a new start should help the hurt ease. She and
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Laura
Title: AN HONEST LOVE
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
March 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59554-813-9
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Elisabeth is a bit klutzy, but she is trying to work carefully so she won’t mess up as much. She is thrilled when Gabe offers to hire her to work in the office of his blacksmith shop. They need an accountant, and Elisabeth has a reputation of being good with numbers. Elisabeth jumps at the chance, thrilled that the job also includes working with Aaron, an Amish man with
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Elsie
I really love these Amish stories. These Hearts of Middlefield books are simple, but enjoyable. Like the one before it, there are two stories in this book. The one about Anna and Lukas from the back cover and another one about Aaron (who was a character from book one in the series) and Elizabeth. It seems that all the books center around one family, the Bylers. In this case, Elizabeth and Lukas are both Bylers and then the two people they are involved with are from other families.


I have read ot
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Lauri2105
An Honest Love, by Kathleen Fuller is an Amish love story that we can all relate to, full of love, betrayals, heartbreak and even a surprise here and there! Anna is starting a new business with her mom and receives quite a bit of help from Luke, are his reasons out of love or money? Will Anna be able to overcome her past, and will the secret she holds destroy everything just as she begins to find hope and heal? Then there's Elizabeth who doesn't feel as though she quite measures up as she begins ...more
Amber
This is the second in Kathleen Fuller's "A Hearts Of Middlefield" series, and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Although, I was hoping it would start where A Man of His Word left off. In this book you get two love stories. There's Anna & Lukas and Elisabeth and Aaron.

Anna had her heart broke by the man she was engaged to marry after he called off the wedding for no reason. Her mother and her decide to move to Middlefield, Ohio to take care of her father's brother who is having health probl
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Kristy
This book #2 in the Hearts of Middlefield novels. I like how Kathleen Fuller puts two love stories in her books. Anna really annoyed me, but I loved Lucas. I loved how forward he was. One of my quotes at the bottom is an example of that.

I loved, loved, loved that Aaron Detweiler became a stronger part of this story. In the last book he played a very minor role but I was intrigued by him and all his mopey, quiet, brooding behavior. I really enjoyed watching Elisabeth draw him out. Elisabeth was
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Emily
Jul 07, 2010 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like amish romance
An Honest Love is a light hearted, good-feeling sort of read. It’s easy to pick up and exceptionally hard to put down! The book is about two Amish couples: Anna and Lucas, Elizabeth and Aaron. The story line of this book begins to pick up after the first chapter with Anna Esh, who had moved to Middlefield, Ohio with her mother after a painful breakup with her fiancé. To find out the full story of this romantic escapade, you’ll have to read it yourself. And if you like Amish romantic fiction, the ...more
Sandra Stiles
An Honest Love was a combination of a mystery and romance rolled up into one. I am so used to reading Amish romance that this made it nice change
There were duel stories going on here. First we find the love story of Elizabeth and Aaron. Aaron is quiet and obedient since he joined the church. He has a secret he is hiding. Elizabeth is drawn to him yet she is interested in joining her English friends. Can she learn from Aaron’s mistakes before it is too late? Then we have Anna’s story. She, her mo
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Patricia Hullet
I love reading Amish stories and this one did not disappoint me. A story of friendship that leads to love. All of the characters were very likeable, I especially liked Elisabeth who was very forthright and honest. A charming book.
Krystal
I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful read for everyone who loves a light, Amish fiction story. I enjoy romance novels as well as Christian fiction do this book was perfect! I loved that the author not only wrote about Lukas and Anna, but developed all the characters and drew you in to Middlefield. You get to know the community and everyone in it. As with her other book you follow not only Anna’s love story but Lukas’ sister Elizabeth’s as well. I couldn’t put down this book and when I was fini ...more
Krissie
Hearts of Middlefield Series #2 Anna & Lukas
Cheryl Baranski
An Honest Love, By: Kathleen Fuller


Anna Miller and her mother move to Middlefield after Anna is left

heart broken. They buy a small shop. Planning on fixing it up and opening

a gift shop. Lukas comes into her life. He offers to help her with

fixing up things around their shop. Anna feels an instant attraction

to Lukas. Anna pushes that attraction aside. She doesn’t want to risk

getting hurt again.

Anna ends up betraying Lukas though. Can their relationship be saved?

Excellent book!

5 stars!
Liz
Really good!!! i only really like Aaron and Elisabeth though.
Lena
So amazing! My favorite book in the series! I really love the story about Elisabeth, no offense Anna and Lukas :)
Ann Torrey
Excellent really enjoyed it!!
L
This is the second title in the Hearts of Middlefield series by Kathleen Fuller. I enjoyed this one because it portrayed how an Amish community would handle modern day problems issues like adoption, drug abuse, and having a child out of wedlock. Kathleen Fuller writes with an honest approach to the reality of being Amish, leaving me again wanting to read the next book in the series, "A Hand to Hold."
Rachel
The plot was interesting,and the characters were fun. The writing was good for the genre,and it was less predictable than the first novel of the series. This one also had a more traditional plot with the large crisis being more towards the end rather than near the beginning. I really like how the author (so far) tends to match up two couples per book as well.
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Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.
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Hearts of Middlefield (3 books)
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