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Love Bears All Things

(Amish Secrets #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  416 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Could God be offering Charlotte a second chance at true love?

Charlotte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she’s forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception—and this time, she isn’t the only
Paperback, 318 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Thomas Nelson (first published October 2016)
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Diamond Jones
I enjoyed this book so much, I think I enjoyed it more than book #1 Her Brother's Keeper. This book picks up a few Months after the first one ended. Things in Charlotte's life have taken a dramatic change and she decides to move back to Lancaster County. So much has happened in her Lancaster friend's lives.

In book one Hannah was my favorite over Charlotte and the book focused on her also. Charlotte really started growing on me in this book. Her growth and maturity really showed in all of the
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Can a sequel be as good as the original?

Well...this one was!
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so impressed by this book! It is book two in the Amish Secrets series. I did read book one, Her Brother’s Keeper, and for some reason, book one did not resonate well with me. It was an interesting story but I just didn’t connect with the characters. Well, that was definitely not the situation with this novel! Not only was the story one that just pulled me into it immediately, I found myself extremely invested in these characters and wondering how everything was going to work out.

As in some
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not an Amish fiction fan. I've read Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. However, I haven't read an Amish book in a very long time. They just got to be too predictable and so much repetition in plot.

This book, however, was a bit different. The backstory of Charlotte hits home as I know many children who came from those types of situations. It's heartbreaking and far too common. This book was well written for an amish read. I'd give it 3.5 if I could.

If you are a fan of Amish fiction you will
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
The saga continues as Charlotte returns to the Amish community in Lancaster county and has a second chance with her surrogate family to learn from them, continue to search for healing from her past, and provide support for the Kings as they face new struggles. This second book has more romance than the first book, and I like seeing the progression of Charlotte and Daniel's relationship from acquaintances to friends to more. They find that they can open up to each other in ways that they don't ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Bears All Things is book number two in the Amish Secrets series by Beth Wiseman. I don't often read an Amish book with such heavy hitting themes. Beth Wiseman is one of the best at addressing real-life issues such as suicide, celebrititieschild abuse, drug abuse and mental illness. And she manages to do so while keeping it appropriate for the genre.

Not only did this book resonate with me for it's real-life feel. I can also say that it isn't often that a book makes me imagine the character
Cathy Cermele
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a truly wonderful book. Strong character development and an emotional storyline kept me reading the entire day! I had been eagerly anticipating this book. I really liked the first one in the series, but I absolutely loved this one.
Charlotte is going through some pretty difficult times with both matters of the heart and financial problems.
Meanwhile, her friends in Paradise, Pennsylvania are going through some trying times of their own. It was only natural for Charlotte to return to
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
"It scares me that something I don't even remember has this kind of effect on me. "

A reoccurring vision of an Amish woman and a little girl has confounded Charlotte Dolinsky, her emotions already tilted after the terrible break-up with her boyfriend Ryan, and the tragic suicide of her brother Ethan. Even more bizarre is the fact that the woman, according to her recollection, resembles Charlotte's derelict mother whom she has not seen in years.

Suffering from betrayal and near bankruptcy,
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beth Wiseman has helped open my eyes to a new-to-me genre. I’ve read a little Amish fiction before, and liked it, but I loved “Love Bears All Things” and will be pursuing Amish fiction in the future.

Charlotte Dolinsky and boyfriend Ryan have broken up, and Charlotte is at a place in life where many difficult and important decisions must be made. While Charlotte is trying to piece her new life together, Amish friend Jacob shows up at her door in Texas. It becomes clear to Charlotte that she
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked it just as much as I liked the first book. Hopefully I have figured out how to review books again on goodreads. I hope so, anyway. How amazing when people seem to have no direction and like their lives are falling apart, and then they realized that God was leading and directing them all along! Praise God!
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my good tomatoes! I really thought that ‘Her Brother’s Keeper’ wrapped up so evenly that I wasn’t sure what a second book could bring to the table. I was so misguided. Sooo misguided. And completely and utterly glad I was wrong. Charlotte’s life can’t seem to stay stable. She’s good and things are promising with Ryan back in Texas. Then she’s totally without a board to even float on and heading back to Pennsylvania. She needs validation that the people she considers family there have forgiven ...more
Just Commonly
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Why is it that I keep trying to live a good life, and God keeps challenging me at every turn?" (20)

Love Bears All Things is not the first book I've read by Beth Wiseman, but it is the first full novel. Since Under the Harvest Moon, a novella part of An Amish Harvest novella collection, I was looking forward to the author's full novels. Love Bears All Things was the next release I was able to read. There is a certain sophistication in the author's address to the themes of moving beyond one's
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beth Wiseman has done her magic once again in this new book in the Amish genre!! This is the second in a new series entitled "Amish Secrets". "Her Brother's Keeper" won me over, but I must say that I think this second book is even better!! This author has created a tale that grabs the reader's attention from the first page, immersing you in the plot taking place in an Amish community but differing from the norm in Amish fiction. Very complex issues are addressed in a sensitive, meaningful ...more
Pam Burke
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
Beth Wiseman's Love Bears All Things is a great continuation to her Amish Secrets series. The story could be read as a stand-alone, but it will definitely be better enjoyed after reading Her Brother's Keeper.

Charlotte is an Englisher who has previously connected (in the first book of the series) with the Amish world through deception. After the truth was revealed and amends made, she came through with friends as close as family. When Charlotte's life in Texas appears to be falling apart, she
Maureen Timerman
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Once again we are back with Charlotte, and yes now everyone knows who she is, in Lancaster Amish Country. Ryan, the man who helped bring her back to faith, has now betrayed her and she is desperately trying to move on with her life.
She is back staying with the King family, and her little dog is going to make you smile, they are grateful for all that she did for Leah and really welcome her into their home, but she has also helped Jacob, the smart seventeen year old, engaged to Annie, but now
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me of the many times I have driven through the pensylvania countryside and have seen the amish buggys riding on the roads and their ever faithful horses making sure those buggys go . This book has some very spirit filled and complex charecters indeed . God is trying to show charlotte a path that will lead her in the right direction . Maybe that is what is wrong with most people in this book that they are afraid to let God lead them . But dear sweet Hannah seems to bring ...more
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love Bears All Things is a great Amish story. Highly recommended.
5 stars.
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book. Though it is the second in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I have not read the first book, but the references to it were well done, and I did not feel lost. I was immediately drawn into the story and quickly became interested in the characters' lives.

After the events in the first book, Charlotte returned home to Texas, but her life is still in turmoil. A breakup with her boyfriend leaves her feeling adrift, and financial difficulties compound the problem. She needs time
Debi Lantzer
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beth Wiseman's book, Love Bears All Things by is the second book in the Amish Secrets series, I read the first book titled Her Brother’s Keeper and would recommend reading it first for the full background story. This is not the usual Amish Book, but one where Beth Wiseman takes us into the Amish families to show us they face the same issues as "Englischers".

This story opens with Charlotte Dolinsky living in Houston, Texas and going through some pretty rough times. Her boyfriend Ryan has recently
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Caroline has been evicted from her apartment in the city, and her boyfriend Ryan has left her for another woman. So she decides to return to Lancaster County, to stay with Hannah's family, and try to sell her late brother's home.
But before she leaves, Jacob shows up on her doorstep, wanting to see and experience more than the Amish life that he has lived for 17 years.

When Caroline returns she uncovers more secrets about her brother, as she tries to help Jacob's family come to terms with his
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
There are certain authors that I get so excited to hear they have another book out. Beth Wiseman is definitely one of those authors. Her Amish boos have been such a joy to read over the years! When I got Love Bears All Things I couldn't wait to get through my current to read list so I could pick this one and begin. I had very high expectations for this book after reading and loving Her Brother's Keeper and Beth did not disappoint!

I was so happy to be back in Lancaster with the Kings, Bylers and
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
Wow! This is my favorite book by Beth Wiseman to date!

There's a lot going on in Love Bears All Things. A LOT. Starting with page one! So much happened in this book, yet it was so well written it was easy to keep up with the story. This was definitely a page-turner. I could not put this book down.

As with the first book in this series, the edgier topics not often addressed in Amish fiction are handled so appropriately. Mental health, drug abuse, adult relationships and neglect are present in this
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-of-2017
Love Bears All Things is the second book in what I believe is a trilogy, with the third book coming out in the fall of this year. (September, 2017) I had not read the first book previously, so there were some parts of the story that I wish I had more knowledge of, but you can still follow along without feeling like you missed too much from the first book. I will warn you though, this installment of the trilogy left me hanging, and I can’t stand it when that happens! (Especially when you have to ...more
Patty Hearts Dave
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Love Bears All Things, Charlotte is back in Lancaster, this time trying her best not to deceive people. In the first book, Charlotte's whole life was a lie while staying there. Her reputation still proceeds her and Daniel Byler is having trouble trusting Charlotte even though he needs her help. Also in the story, Jacob King has left the Amish and his girlfriend Annie in pursuit of greener pastures.

Englisher Charlotte has returned to the Amish so to speak and Amish Jacob is living like he's
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love Bears All, the second book in the Amish Secrets series, takes place a few months after Her Brothers Keeper. Here we find Charlotte in Texas dealing with a breakup and going to therapy. But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, she heads back to Lancaster County to help here Amish friends.

My favorite character in this book was Daniel Byler. He ends up being a great friend to Charlotte and I’m definitely interested in seeing where their relationship goes in the last book. My least
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amish books are some of my favorite to read. I just love them! I love the simplicity of their lives, their devotion. Anyway, this is a good book by Beth Wiseman. It stood alone, even as a book in a series. I enjoyed getting to know the people, and it was a beautiful story of forgiveness and finding one's identity and family. Charlotte moves to her late brother's home in the amish community, and as she is trying to figure out what to do, she stays with an amish family who quickly grows to be her ...more
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-galley
Charlotte Dolinsky is not Amish. Although she helped out an Amish woman when the Amish woman was faced with chemo, Charlotte lied to the group and misled them at every turn. Jacob runs away from his Amish home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and heads to Texas to stay with Charlotte while he sorts himself out. What he does not know is that Charlotte is heading back to Lancaster, where she owns a house. Jacob returns with her, but as it turns out, he does not stay for long. Lies and deceptions abound, ...more
Dec 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I've read Amish books before but I think they were all by Linda Castillo and dealt with some type of mystery/murder and only touched on the Amish traditions. This was my first Beth Wiseman book and it dealt a lot with the Amish traditions. It was very interesting to read about them. It also dealt with a lot about religion, a little too much for me.

The story also dealt with a young boy who trying to decide if he wanted to stay Amish or leave for the "English country". There was a lot about that.
Debbie Shawver
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

What a great book, they say the first book in a series is the best. But in the opinion on this series, I liked book 2 so much better. I loved reading that Charlotte is growing in her faith of God. I thought I wasn't going to like her in this series. But she changed by the end of the first book, that I started to care for her. She had a tough childhood. And reading how God is changing her like is peaceful. My heart hurts for the King family and Annie, about Jacob. I really hope Beth
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte Dolinski has just had a bad breakup with her boyfriend. That would be bad enough but she is being evicted from her apartment so is looking for a solution to that also. She is hesitant to return to the Amish community where she owns a home, but eventually sees no other solution.
Once there she must mend some fences and turn those relationships around. A person from her past comes into the story for a bit of added mystery.
I enjoyed the book and like the fact that I knew most of the
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