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Friendship Letters Series — Doretta Schwartz has always enjoyed writing letters and feels her letters can be a bit of a ministry to her friends. In this series, exchanging letters that contain open and honest feelings and struggles helps Doretta and two of her best friends through the darkest challenges of their lives.
Letters and Prayers Between Friends Become a Balm for Healing
Irma Miller thought having a family of her own would bring her joy and a sense of accomplishment, but she struggles with memories of the abuse she suffered as a child at the hand of her stepfather. When she becomes physically and emotionally abusive to her own children, she reaches out to her friend Doretta for prayer and wisdom. But Irma may find herself at an even darker emotional place before she will admit she needs professional help to heal the past traumas. Will Doretta’s letters of wisdom help Irma and her family, or will too much be broken to ever be repaired?
Find out in the third book of The Friendship Letters series by New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter.
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Wanda E. Brunstetter
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FICTION / Christian/Romance
Page Count:
Paperback - Trade / 5.5 x 8.375
Friendship Letters


8 Reviews

  • 5
    Tough subject handled well

    Published by SHERRI MYERS on Mar 31, 2024

    Wanda Brunstetter has written a book that touches on a subject not often dealt with in Amish fiction-child abuse. LETTERS OF WISDOM is the third book in the Friendship Letters series which features Doretta Schwartz who enjoys writing letters to her friends Irma and Eleanor. Irma Miller was a young girl when her father passed away and her mother remarried, unfortunately to a man who was an abusive, controlling person. Her stepfather abused her and would punish her severely, causing her to marry and leave home as soon as she was able to do so. Now she finds herself tired and overwhelmed with the duties of being a wife to an auctioneer husband who was gone from home often and as a mother to several young children who often misbehaved. Irma finds herself becoming increasingly abusive to her children, physically and emotionally, and decides to seek advice from her friend Doretta Schwartz, who often writes letters to her friends. Will Doretta be able to convince Irma to seek help before she loses her husband and children? LETTERS OF WISDOM is one of Wanda Brunstetter's best books to date and tackles a very tough subject, especially in the Amish community. It could possibly trigger some abuse survivors but it is very well-written and handles the subject well. I was given a free copy of this book in order to give my honest opinion.

  • 5
    Great book

    Published by Sarah M Arnold on Mar 31, 2024

    "Letters of Wisdom" is a very good book that was written by Wanda brunstetter. This is the third book in a series. She writes of Irma who was abused as a child. Doretta, her childhood friend, sends her wisdom through her letters. Can Irma change? Can she forgive? Thank you Wanda for writing this book about a heartfelt subject.

  • 5
    Thought-Provoking Amish Fiction

    Published by Connie Porter Saunders on Mar 30, 2024

    This third book in The Friendship Letters series is a memorable way to end the series. Letters are still being exchanged between three longtime friends but Irma's letters to Doretta have become cries for help. Memories of the physical and emotional abuse that she'd hidden since childhood threaten to destroy the life she's built with her husband and three young children. How does an Amish woman admit that she's repeating the same abusive actions that have haunted her for years? Letters of Wisdom is an enlightening story about the long-lasting effects endured by the victims of abuse. I realize that it could be an emotional trigger for some readers, but author Wanda E. Brunstetter is never graphic in her depiction of these actions. She reminds us that abuse can be passed from generation to generation and that counseling is often needed to break the cycle. Irma's story illustrates that hurt and resentment can turn to hatred if allowed to fester, and it reinforces the need for compassion, forgiveness, and healing that can only come through faith and prayer. I was deeply touched by this story, and I applaud Brunstetter for her willingness to tackle this subject! I received a complimentary copy from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review

  • 5
    Letters of Wisdom

    Published by Redhead on Mar 27, 2024

    Irma Miller always dreamed of having a family. As the 3 children got older, Irma finds her life very overwhelming. She struggles with memories of growing up. She writes to her friend, Doretta, for prayers and wisdom. She finds herself in a even darker emotional place before she admits she needs professional help to deal with her past. Will the letters from Doretta help her? She has secrets she has never shared with anyone including her husband. Trying to hide what is really happening is never good. Physical and emotional abuse are difficult subjects to discuss. Wanda Brunstetter made many good points in her book, "Letters of Wisdom." Scripture verses mentioned also helped. Caring and kindness helped the family get through this dark chapter in their lives along with good professional assistance. Never be afraid to get help when things aren't going well.

  • 5

    Published by Nyla Kay Wilkerson on Mar 18, 2024

    Letters of Wisdom by the gifted storyteller Wanda Brunstetter, is book three in her Friendship Letters series. This is a contemporary Christian Amish series that tackles series issues that everyone, not just Amish, might face. This book was the most intense. Irma Lapp’s story is told in this captivating novel. Her story of physical and emotional abuse was often difficult to read, but it was true to life. The characters were skillfully crafted. They were believable and made the story come to life. This story is one of repeated behavior, forgiveness, and second chances. It pulls on your heartstrings. I was totally invested in Irma’s story and at times wished I could hug her. Through the deft pen of the author, my emotions soared and plummeted with the characters’. This tale is full of surprises and kept me turning pages well into the early morning hours. I was fascinated with this poignant story. After the story ends, there are author notes, recipe, and discussion questions. I highly recommend this riveting Amish novel. It would make a great book club choice. Even though it is book three in the series, it could easily be read and understood as a stand alone. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by the publisher but these are my honest words.

  • 4
    This is the last in the series

    Published by Letters of wisdom on Mar 18, 2024

    This was a story of irma's suffering she endured at a time when she should have been enjoying her childhood, when in fact it became a nightmare,that never ended, Her step Father abused her to the point of not only leaving phyical scars, but emotional damage as well. Her mother added to her pain by not sopping the abuse, Find out what happens when forgiveness reigns, and how God healed her body and mind. At times I had to stop reading ,as I was sobbing at what she suffered..

  • 5
    Letters of wisdom

    Published by Diane Krug on Mar 13, 2024

    This is a very exciting book. I started it on a Sat n finished on Sunday. Had a hard time putting it down

  • 5
    Good Book

    Published by Carol Allen on Mar 11, 2024

    Letters of Wisdom is the third book Of the Friendship Letter series by Wanda Brunstetter. This book deals with the very sensitive topic of abuse, and how it can effect future generations. I think we sometimes forget that Amish families are not exempt from problems faced by our modern world. Abuse breeds bitterness, resentment, and Unforgiveness. These issues can eat at a person for many years before they can learn the cause and the best way to handle the situation. In this story, Irma Miller, her supportive husband, LaVern, and her friend, Doretta Schwartz, work together as Irma learns to cope with this very real problem. The bishop's wife, Shirley and counselor, Mrs. Mayes, are both very important to this story. All characters are well developed and the plot moves along smoothly. It I well written. I can’t say it is an enjoyable read, but truly and Enlightening one. Thank you Barbour Publishing, for allowing me to read this advanced copy of this book. Publication Date 01 Mar 2024. All opinions are my own, and I was not required to give a positive review.

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