Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Samson and Amish Delilah
Entertaining. Endearing. Unexpected.
A story of clashing cultures, hearts laid bare, and the power of forgiveness.
Delilah steps out of the pages of a bestselling Amish novel and into the real world. When media giants discover that she's alive and well, the race to find her is on. A young man named Dave sets out with inside information, hoping to get to her first and cash in. He's as surprised as everybody that there's more than one Amish Delilah—how can he be sure that he's found the right girl?
Dave searches the pages of the novel to be certain he has the right Delilah. Real life begins to merge with fiction and Dave suddenly realizes that he has fallen into the story and become Samson. Worse yet, he fears he is on a collision course with the novel's wild ending.
Cultures collide as big media comes face-to-face with Amish family values. Dave and Delilah are caught in a vice between the two worlds. Will they sell out for the almighty dollar?
People from all walks of life will find themselves connecting with Samson and Delilah's heartwarming, page-turning, story of friendship, redemption, and hope.
My thoughts: I wasn't sure what to think of the title when I first picked up this book, but then it began to make sense and I got into the story. A best selling story about an Amish woman named Delilah has caught America's attention, creating a frenzy to find out who inspired the character. Dave is bent and determined to be the one to uncover who that young woman is, which may be a bigger task than he originally thought. As the past and present collide, a heartwarming story of forgiveness emerges. This is an enjoyable story to pick up that was thought provoking and unique!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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About the Author:
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend. Walking a mail route for the U.S. Postal Service keeps Thomas close to nature and affords him many quiet hours which he uses to dream up novels. Over three decades of friendships with Amish neighbors has revealed a simple wisdom that he weaves into his writing.
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Most authors agree that during the course of writing a novel, the characters seem to come alive and emerge with personality traits we ourselves didn’t originally plan to give them. Not only did the lead characters of Samson and Delilah take on a life of their own, they also pulled the story in a direction I never planned to go.
Samson and Amish Delilah is a book about a book. You will soon discover that the characters are reading along with you. They even try to guess the ending and have discussions about it. As I worked on the final few chapters, I could almost feel Samson and Delilah urging me forward, as though they needed me to write out solutions to the issues they were facing. I could almost hear them calling to me, “Please—finish this book—we want the world to hear our story.”
Maybe all of this is just me projecting my feelings on them. LOL. Either way, I’ve gotten to know Samson and Delilah pretty well and I’m sure they would want you to smile, laugh, cry, and learn about the power of forgiveness along with them.
P.S. It so happens that I feel Samson and Delilah nudging me forward with a follow-up novel. Wink, wink.
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