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Author: Kelly Long Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Thomas Nelson Audio Length: Release Date: December 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780785255567

Publisher Description

Sarah King is in love, and it could cost her everything. 

Tucked into the majesty of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains is a garden Sarah King has been nurturing for years. She never feels more alive than when she is alone with her thoughts and her Creator among the delicate rows of plants. But then duty calls her away from her beloved garden and into a world she knows little about.

Grant Williams, a handsome young veterinarian, has left the city to open a rural practice among the Amish. Within minutes of meeting shy but feisty Sarah King, he is captivated by her.

As their feelings grow for one another, Sarah insists they can never be together. Marrying Grant would mean being uprooted from her home, her family, and her community. Throughout the cold Pennsylvania winter, with her garden tucked away until spring, Sarah begins crafting a quilt that illustrates her pain. Can anything lasting blossom from a love that's forbidden? 

"Kelly Long has hit out of the park, Sarah's Garden is rich with Amish detail and an endearing romance. I highly recommend!" --Beth Wiseman, author of the Amish Journey series 

  • Sweet and thoughtful contemporary Amish romance
  • Part of the Patch of Heaven novels—Book 1: Sarah’s Garden; Book 2: Lilly’s Wedding Quilt; Book 3: Threads of Grace
  • Book length: 85,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

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Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " SUPER good book set on Pine Creek "

    - Jenny, 1/29/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A wonderful story of love and renewal of one's spirit. "

    - Belinda, 1/21/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable Amish story. Lots of good insight into their lives. Loved all the charactors. "

    - Nancy, 1/12/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long is the first book in the Patch of Heaven series. Sarah King loves her life with her Amish family in the Allegheny Mountains where she spends much of her time working on her large garden that provides produce for her entire family as well as the family's roadside stand. After her elder sister, Chelsea, marries, Sarah's father assigns her to work at the stand and take care of the customers. Sarah is terribly shy and most comfortable with her heirloom seeds and plants, but new Englischer veterinarian Grant Williams touches her heart and gently brings her out of her shell. But their relationship is forbidden, because to marry him would be to leave the only world she's ever known and the life she truly loves. I absolutely loved Sarah and Grant's romance. Too often in romances, even Christian ones, the hero and heroine meet and have instant chemistry and then after only a few brief meetings decide they are in love with each other, and the writers would have us believe that they live happily ever after. Long allows Sarah and Grant to spend much of the book talking together and learning about each other. The growing romance definitely has some chemistry, but these are two characters that genuinely care about each other, are best friends as well as being in love. Long has written and beautiful and believable romance, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. "

    - Clockstein, 1/1/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sarah has always loved to garden and is old enough to be married. Even though her childhood friend as asked her to marry, she refuses. Grant Williams, a handsome yong veterinarian has left the city to work among the Amish. When he first meets Sarah he is drawn to her and enjoys getting to know her. Sarah's parents try to discourage her from having anything to do with Dr. Williams telling her that she needs to marry one of the Amish. A quick read that I enjoyed very much. "

    - Cheri, 12/4/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The scenery was detailed and very vivid, the thoughts of both Sarah and Grant were understandable and developed an indepth character history. It wasn't overly sentimental nor mushy but rather dealt with the struggles a young girl would definitely face when falling in love with a person who was not approved of by her parents and her community. Sarah had other struggles besides falling for the wrong man, she was also pushed into daily contact with a world that she was totally unfamiliar with and being very shy, had to build her confidence. I like that her family and the Amish community were given different personalities and characterists rather than being left as an anonymous background group. It also provided quite a bit of sly humour. Grant was also forced to choose a life path that would either include or exclude Sarah and his path was definitely unexpected. I also liked that the author included an Amish family that had left the community due to inappropriate behaviour showing that it does happen, not everything is perfect. It was definitely a good read. I look forward to more in the series. I received a copy of the book from Thomas Nelson Amish Books "

    - Wyndy, 10/24/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty good. A sweet innocent love story. A little predictable, but entertaining. I'd recommend it to young adult readers. "

    - Tiffany, 10/18/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this after Lilly's Wedding Quilt, so I recognized several of the characters. Enjoyed seeing How Sarah and Jacob interacted along with Grant. "

    - April, 10/15/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A new author to challenge the Amish-supremacy of Christian fiction held by Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter... typical plot and typical characters but the prose is nice. Advertised as the first part of a larger series so I'll be interested to see if the rest get published. "

    - Jennifer, 7/24/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first Amish fiction book. I really liked it and will read more from this author. There was good description and great emotion in this story. It reminded me of when I was young and visited Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. Good memories. I loved the Amish communities there. "

    - Lori, 7/20/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed listening to this book. I liked the characters, but I had a hard time believing that the characters would make the decisions they made in the story. It didn't work for me. Part of that may be because of my own beliefs, but it made it harder for me to enjoy it as much as I wanted to. "

    - Katherine, 7/11/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great story, love the romance and the bonds of the family and friends. Nice book to listen to. Part of a series will read the rest. Sarah is a treasure. "

    - Karen, 3/2/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book kept my interest "

    - Ann, 9/15/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Wish I could give it three and a half stars. It was actually quite well written, but drama/romance is not really my thing. "

    - Scott, 9/8/2012
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I have a total obsession with all things Amish. This book is WAY on the cheesy romance side.... "

    - Anna, 8/3/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed reading Sarah's Garden and I am now reading the next book in the series. I am looking forward to reading many more amazing books by Kelly Long! "

    - Megan, 7/5/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A nice start to a new Amish series. And it's not set in the usual locations of eastern Pennsylvania or central Ohio either. I look forward to the next book. "

    - Sally, 5/3/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I must say, for an Amish book, this was quite spicey! Loved it! Also my first audio book! "

    - Becky, 4/15/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed this book very much and have read others written by her. "

    - Marilyn, 8/6/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I am fascinated by the Amish and appreciate that they are very hard working people. I have read a few fictional books about the Amish. ThIs story was about a forbidden love. The writer did a great job of creating a sweet passionate love between the characters. "

    - Julie, 7/4/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It seems I've read a lot of books within the last year with the culture of the Amish religion in it. It has been great to learn more about this peaceful group of people. Sweet romance. "

    - Brigitte, 2/4/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A new author to challenge the Amish-supremacy of Christian fiction held by Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter... typical plot and typical characters but the prose is nice. Advertised as the first part of a larger series so I'll be interested to see if the rest get published. "

    - Jennifer, 1/5/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " SUPER good book set on Pine Creek "

    - Jenny, 12/7/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute little love story. Nothing spactacular, but good. "

    - Kayla, 8/23/2010

About the Author

Beth Wiseman, author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series, is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She and her family live in Texas.

About the Narrator

Christine Williams is a singer and actor based in Ashland, Oregon. Her performance credits include productions at regional theaters and on concert stages across the country and around the world, from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Barbican Centre in London to the Aspen Music Festival and the Grotowski Institute in Poland.