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A Man of His Word

(Hearts of Middlefield #1)

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Moriah's heart will only be safe with a man of his word.
In just a few short months, Moriah Miller's perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. He's left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young woman's aid.
But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 31st 2009 by Thomas Nelson
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Jennifer
Sep 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was a random find. I was walking in Walmart waiting for my car to be done when I decided to browse the books. I decided to buy it cause it sounded interesting. I wasn't disappointed! I really like this book. I hadn't heard of Kathleen Fuller and decided to give her a try. She brings the Amish community to life and shows the ups and downs that each individual struggles with in a respectful way. I love books about Amish people, but hadn't tried one in a while because the last couple that ...more
Sandra Stiles
Aug 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, christian, romance
This was a wonderful love story. This was the story set in a simple Amish town. Moriah Byler had grown up with twins Gabriel and Levi Miller. Competetive all of their life, it is Levi that has won Moriah's heart. Unfortunately one month after their wedding, Moriah is pregnant with their first child and Levi is working outside of their small Amish Town. He has found another woman and decides to leave his wife and his Amish ways. In steps Gabriel to try to fix the situation. He tries to bring his ...more
Desiree
Mar 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
I first read this book about 2 years ago. I was in a dark place in my life at the time and was captivated by the title and description of the book that I just happened to spot on a swirling book rack at a random grocery store out of town.

I recently decided to read it again. One description on the back captivated me, that I don't remember from the first time. "She is unaware that her brief marriage -- once idealized as the happiest time of her life -- may have been merely a shadow of the kind of
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⚜️Trea
I was rather surprised by this book! It dealt with a lot of issues, but the one that stood out for me was that the main heroine's husband left her and the Amish because he was having an affair. I found it interesting how the Amish would react to such a thing. The characters were easy to connect to, and you grow to care about them and the community quickly. The one thing I didn't care for was that the husband's repentance seemed too convenient to the story, as if it was only used to get the hero ...more
Annette Moore
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I've read a book I just couldn't seem to put down, but A Man of His word (Hearts of Middlefield, #1) by Kathleen Fuller is definitely one book I had a hard time putting down! One of the things I appreciate about Fuller's writing is how she handles the varying emotions of her characters. In a lot of amish fiction, you see the men, especially, portrayed as being somewhat stern, stoic, closed-up, but one of the things I really appreciated about the men in this story was that ...more
Cindy
Sep 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Cindy by: Kathleen Fuller

A Man of His Word
A Hearts of Middlefield Novel
Kathleen Fuller
2009
Thomas Nelson
Fiction/Christian/Amish

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Kathleen Fuller has brought a beautiful story of love, set in Amish country in Middlefield Ohio. Centered around the Byler Family, specifically Moriah Byler, this book brings us a story of love, heartbreak and triumph over difficult circumstances.

Moriah Byler is getting married as the book opens, and we share in her wedding day, along with her excitement and love for her ne
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Kristy Mills
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. I fell in love with the characters and really felt what they felt. There were two story lines going on, and I loved them both. Usually when I'm reading a book like this I always feel disappointed when the book switches to one of the stories, but I didn't feel that way at all, I looked forward to reading about Moriah, and Levi and Gabe. But was also just as engrossed in Tobias and Rachel's story. In fact I thought their story was really cute!

The one problem I had with t
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Donna
Aug 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Set in Middlefield, OH, "A Man of His Word" transports the reader to Amish life. There is also a smattering of Amish words throughout the story (with definitions) to really get a taste of the life. Life here is simple and the people are hard-working. There is some interaction with the outside world, but the beliefs of the people in this community are strong. Here is a world where your word is your bond, where leaving the church and your family means banishment (but forgiveness is also available) ...more
Lena Morrison
When I read this book for the first time, I really liked it.

The romance was sweet, the characters were believable, and the writing pulled me in. I think I cried a little bit.

But now, I don't really like Amish books anymore. This has nothing to do with the Amish people-it's just the storyline. The ideas are usually not very good and have no real plots. Honestly, it's the usual romance storyline that gets on my nerves. I wish that for once they would fall in love willingly instead of against their
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Becky Pinson
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
As soon as I opened this book, I knew I had read it before! I looked on my book list from this year and last and cannot find it, but I KNOW I've read it. Hate it when that happens :)
Fizzy
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my 99th review for this year. Approaching a milestone or something. I have to say it doesn’t get any easier despite the number you many put there. Sometimes reviews almost literally write themselves. Not often and when they do I cherish the moment. Most of them, it’s HARD. How do I get the point across of how amazing something is or how much I liked it without giving the good stuff away. Rarely however, it’s more like how do I put a positive spin on a book that just didn’t do it for me. ...more
Melissa
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A man of his word

I loved this book and all the characters. Good story line was very hard to keep my eyes off of my book. Kathleen tells very good story's of the Amish. I can't wait to read the next one. I've have already bought it. Hope you get your copy today! 💙📚 very much recommend this book it's very very good!
Delia
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Moriah Byler can’t imagine her happiness being any more complete than the day she marries Levi Miller. She’s known him and his twin brother, Gabriel, since the three of them were children. While she rejoices in the love that has grown between herself and Levi, she wonders what has caused the distance between his brother and her. Gabe is more serious, far less carefree than Levi, but this rift in their once-comfortable relationship is more than Gabe’s quieter persona.

As is the Amish way, she imme
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Drebbles
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Newly married and pregnant, Moriah Miller seems to have it all. But her world is shattered when Levi, her husband, leaves her and their Amish faith behind. Because she is Amish, Moriah can never divorce and faces a lifetime of being a single mother and unable to marry again. Levi's twin brother Gabriel is more than willing to help Moriah, even if it means hiding his own love for her. In the meantime, Moriah's brother Tobias has his own relationship problems - his friendly feelings towards Rachel ...more
Victor Gentile
Aug 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing


Kathleen Fuller has a new book, “A Man Of His Word” published by Thomas Nelson and it is a gentle love story set against the backdrop of the Amish society of Middlefield, Ohio.

In simple terms it is the story of a Moriah who marries Levi and thinks that her life is complete when she finds that she is going to bring their first baby to the marriage. Her husband, Levi, is unhappy with being chained down so he not only leaves her he leaves the whole Amish order. His twin brother, Gabriel, is outrage
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Susan Hollaway
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Although A MAN OF HIS WORD was the first book by Kathleen Fuller that I’ve read, it definitely won’t be my last. Fuller has written a book that totally captivated me from the beginning. She weaves a story that makes you feel as if you are living alongside her characters in the quaint and slower-paced Amish community of Middlefield, Ohio.

Moriah thinks her life is going wunderbarr; when suddenly, her husband betrays her by abandoning their faith and leaving her -- alone and pregnant. Where does he
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Christina
May 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Recommended to Christina by: Susan Hollaway
In just a few short months, Moriah Miller's perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. He's left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young woman's aid.

But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy for Moriah. Gabriel Miller--Levi's twin--longs for an intimate commitment that might someday bind them to one another. Convinced of the impossibility of his dream, Gabriel settles
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Paula-O
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved to read this story. Moriah and the twins Gabriel and Levi were friends from their school days , you would usually see all three when you saw them and as they grew up Moriah didnt notice that Gabriel was falling for her as she paid more attention to Levi who was a charming young man.
Levi had mixed feelings about his faith-living amish and his feelings for Moriah but wanting to be the good amish person he asked Moriah to marry him thinking if he just settled down life would be like it shoul
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 Mummy Cat Claire
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book follows several characters all of who are members of an Amish community. There is Moriah who marries Levi. Levi decides to leave the Amish and change his life by moving in with "an outlander" and living his life away from the Amish and his family.
After Levi has an accident he dies and leaves Moriah pregnant and alone.
The novel starts out good. All was flowing well. However, when Levi leaves is when the book starts to slow down, become whiny and redundant. From chapter 6-12 or page 88
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Christy Lockstein
Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller is the first book in the Middlefield Series. Moriah Miller has spent much of her life waiting to marry her beau, Levi Miller. But soon after their wedding, the life she imagined for the two of them unravels. He abandons her and their unborn child, leaving her in a state of limbo within their Amish community that doesn't allow divorce. Gabriel, Levi's twin, has long been in love with Moriah but hid his feelings, but now he may be the only one to make things ri ...more
Melissa Stebbins
Sep 01, 2009 rated it liked it
I received this book as part of the Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program. A Man of His Word is set in an Amish community and begins with preparations for the marriage of Moriah Bayler to Levi. Levi has a twin brother Gabriel who is secretly in love with her as well. A marriage that begins in hope and excitement for Moriah ends with her abandoned and pregnant in a community where marriage is literally till death do us part. There is also a side romance involving Moriah's brother.

Most of the
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Connie  Lynch
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kathleen Fuller thank you for the wonderful tale A Man of His Word. Moriah young and naïve to the ways of the world marries Levi and thinks her world is sunshine and roses. Levi appears to a hard working man of his Amish faith, Moriah is the happy Amish young housewife taking care of her husband and home and finds she is expecting her first child. Moriah life spirals out of control when Gabriel, Levi's twin receives a letter from Levi (he is working for an Englisher farm), telling him he is not ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
One thing I love about Kathleen Fuller's novels is that the characters are so much fun! And while my emotions were all over the place for Moriah's story, it was really her brother Tobias and his romance that I found myself rooting for the most. Tobias and the girl that stole his heart are so fun a match that I grinned the majority of the time they were on the page together.

And Moriah - what a roller coaster she was taken on for this book! She is definitely a woman of more patience and peace tha
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Pastoralmusings
Nov 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A Man of His Word
This is my first time to read a book by Kathleen Fuller. I was reasonably impressed. I'll grant that I have an affection for Amish settings, but this book was very good.
The book opens with Moriah Miller obtaining her husband, Levi's family name in marriage. Unknown to Moriah, Levi's twin brother, Gabriel has been in love with her for several years.
All goes well. The wedding day went smoothly. The first couple of months of marriage went smoothly. Levi then begins to come in late
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Michelle
Aug 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Read this book almost straight through. A Man of His Word pulled me into the world of the Amish and the author's writing style kept me there. I am not a huge fan of Amish fiction, but I'd have to say that this book was one of the best Amish novels that I've read to date. The characters were likeable and believable. There were also two love stories occuring at the same time, which really kept the pace moving along. While devoid of physical passion, the emotional pull between these two love intere ...more
Amber
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love Amish romances, and A Man of His Word was no exception. I couldn't put this book down and am currently reading the second book in the series. This is a very nice book, quite moving to read. I enjoyed every moment of it!
The book opens with Moriah Miller marrying her husband Levi. Unknown to Moriah, Levi's twin brother, Gabriel has been in love with her for several years.
The first couple of months of marriage went smoothly. Levi then begins to behave differently and come in late from a job
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Elsie
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
A lady at my church gave this book to me knowing I like to read. I wasn't sure what it was about and didn't know anything about the author when she gave it to me, but I enjoy a nice story about Amish people. I've been a fan of Beverly Lewis's Amish stories in the past, so I figured I'd enjoy this one.


This is a nice story. The characters are pretty well written, if a little gullible. I think the main character, Moriah, should have seen what her husband did coming, but other than that it is a good
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Kristen
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful inspiration romance set in Amish country in Ohio. We're introduced to Moriah Byler-Miller and her husband and his twin. This novel really pulled in my heart strings, when we watch how events folded for Moriah's life and for her brother's too. This one captivated my heart with two romances with a love triangle twist. Talk about complicated, this one is moving and touching and heart-broken all at once. You really feel for Moriah and fall in love with her character, when she wen ...more
Janet C
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish-fiction
This is the second book I have read by Kathleen Fuller. I loved it. Very thought provoking.
This story focus' on the Byler family. Two stories in one....Moriah Byler who married Levi Miller and Tobias Byler and his courtship of Rachel. Miss Fuller captured the emotions and the dialogue with her characters in this book. Moriah is newly married to Levi Miller. Levi decides to leave his new marriage, the church and his family and live in the English world. Moriah discovers she is pregnant and is str
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Susan
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it
The book is set in an Amish community, and probably the best part about it is the feel you get for the simplicity of Amish life ... the simple clothing, simple transportation, and all the food! Moriah, the main character, is marrying Levi.

Unfortunately, within months things go wrong with Levi, but his twin brother Gabe sure has always liked Moriah ... and the book tends to play out predictably. There is also another side romance going on which is predictable as well.

As a grammar nut, I was annoy
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