A brief summary from Zondervan:
Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.
Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.
When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?
Kelly Irvin brings to life a more serious note in her latest novel, Upon a Spring Breeze. Eagerly anticipating the birth of her first child, Bess Weaver feels like she’s floating on Gott’s goodness. But all that quickly changes when her young husband is tragically killed. Barely trudging through the motions, Beth must find the will to live for her unborn child, despite the great sorrow she’s endured. And Aidan, her former husband’s best friend, who has long carried the lantern for Beth, aims to ignite Beth’s will to live if its the last thing he does. But will Beth ever forgive him for Caleb’s death?
Going into this novel, I knew the premise, but was fully not aware of how deeply Kelly would delve her characters. As someone who prefers more lighthearted and comedic novels, this was not my cup of tea. But Irvin’s novel is exquisitely written and will move ya’ll to tears – trust me on this! 🙂 For lovers of tragic love stories, Amish fiction full of heart and God’s goodness, and redemption, Upon a Spring Breeze is the novel for you.
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Zondervan and BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.