Heaven Sent (Amish Romance)

Rated 2.50/5 based on 5 reviews
Miriam lives a plain and simple life of devotion in step with her Amish upbringing. It is a life she has always planned to share with Jed Fisher, her lifelong neighbor and the only man she's ever loved. But when a hunky new Amish man moves to town from a neighboring community with eyes for Miriam, her heart is flung into a tug of war that will force her to make the toughest decision of her life.

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Review by: Rebecca Soto on March 28, 2013 : (no rating)
I enjoyed this story but it is indeed a short story rather than the book I was expecting. I do enjoy reading Amish stories and was familiar with some of the practices. This one is a bit different. Miriam has had her heart set on the boy next door forever- until his big question is if she wants to go to the city with him rather than if she wants to marry him. Of course she feels that her heart is broken...until she meets Daniel. I think that she and Daniel are believable- its just that everything seems like it is pushed to squeeze in there. I think that with the time put into this story to make it into an actual book we would see the characters fill out and really get to know them. I would read another story or book by Becca again.

I was given my copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Deb Broadhurst on Oct. 08, 2012 :
Miriam has been in love with Jed forever and thinks her future includes marriage to him, but Jed yearns to see what life is like outside their Amish community and leaves to explore the world. Miriam thinks her heart will be forever broken but that changes when Daniel moves into town. Miriam quickly falls in love with Daniel but is she really over her feelings for Jed?

“Heaven Sent” is a short Amish story that has some good points and bad points and with some editing and expansion could be an excellent story. First the good points: while author Becca Fisher sets up a love triangle, Daniel's story is far more compelling and could have been developed more - it really would be a wonderful focal point for a novel (Jed on the other hand was far too self-centered a character). Miriam is an okay character - very Amish in many ways yet filled with lust for both Jed and Daniel - she does seem to fall in and out of love very quickly. I would have liked to see her slowly fall for Daniel rather than fall in love with him the first time she sees him. Now the bad points: the editing. Miriam sounded at times Amish at other times English. No Amish girl would refer to her parents by their first name. I've read a lot of Amish novels and while Amish women may indeed lust after Amish men and admired their abs they never do so in an Amish novel. At times the viewpoint switches from first person narration to third point. Finally the story could use some proofreading - there are two Chapter 7’s.

“Heaven Sent” has some good moments and with some work could be an excellent story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: OldJanitor on Oct. 08, 2012 :
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Heaven Sent" It would have been nice if the story was longer but was still enjoyable.. I am looking forward to a sequel
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bonnie Thornton on Oct. 01, 2012 :
I was disappointed in this book. I've read many Amish fiction books by other authors, so, no doubt, I was expecting the same quality of writing. The biggest disappointment was the language--it just didn't seem typical of the Amish. There was too much contemporary language to make the story a realistic Amish story. The story line itself was good, but the dialogue needs to be rewritten.
I was given a free copy of this book through Librarything in exchange for an honest review of the book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: rhonda laney on Sep. 08, 2012 :
3 stars

I liked Heaven Sent. It is a little different from the Amish stories that I have been reading lately. Its a short story.
Miriam loves the boy next door. Jed asks her to go to the city with him instead of marriage she was hoping for.
Then a new guy comes to town and Miriam befriends him and cares about him.
I just did not connect to strong to the characters. I wanted a little more connection to others in the story.
I would try another book by Becca in the future.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Librarything.
Pub. 9/7/2012
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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