Gladden the Heart

Gladden the Heart

?When you have experienced the Holy Ghost as I have, you would see that it is difficult to turn back.?   When the lively fervor of nineteenth century revivalism endangers the staid customs of the Amish community in the lush but rugged Kishacoquillas Valley of central Pennsylvania in 1847, the Amish church must deal with a divisive question: What is a genuine spiritual expe ?When you have experienced the Holy Ghost as I have, you would see that it is difficult to turn back.?   ...

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Title:Gladden the Heart
Author:Olivia Newport
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Genres:Christian Fiction
ISBN:1683221109
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Gladden the Heart Reviews

  • Carole Jarvis
    Jul 16, 2017
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2usofOj Gladden the Heart has a different feel than a lot of Amish fiction as it draws inspiration from real-life historical events and explores the ?what if? aspect. I?ve always enjoyed reading about the circuit-riding preachers a...
  • Bree
    Jul 13, 2017
    Gladden the Heart brings to mind lots of thoughts for me. The historical piece, the love and the faith were so strong that I was floating through the valley of this story. Susanna is willing to show love and faith by believing and being there for Noah. Risking her relationship with ...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jun 26, 2017
    What a run of emotions this story has, and is it against the Amish faith, you will be wondering as you quickly turn the pages to get to the answers. The author has placed the setting of this book in 1847 Pennsylvania, the early times in this country, and a time when Amish lived pretty...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Jul 04, 2017
    This was a difficult review to consider writing because when I get to a novel that I struggle to maintain focus on and dream of how much longer it would take to finish it so I can move on to something else, I have to take a step back and ask myself a few questions. What can I remember ...
  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    Jul 07, 2017
    Gladden the Heart Amish Turns of Time By Olivia Newport Susanna Hooley's life in Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania, 1847, is about to get a whole lot more difficult. The Amish church is curious and yet wary of the Methodist tent revival meeting going on in their midst. And Susan...
  • Mardell
    Jul 08, 2017
    Gladden the Heart by Olivia Newport, gives us a glimpse of the revivalism movement in America in 1847. When our story begins, Susanna Hooley is gathering roots and wildflowers to create dyes for fabric. In the clearing is a large tent for one of Reverend Braxton's revival meetings. The...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Jul 12, 2017
    What a thought-provoking book. Immediately after finishing Gladden the Heart by Olivia Newport, I wanted to go back and read certain sections again because they gave me much to mull over in my own heart. There are many things I really enjoyed about Gladden the Heart. -Being a des...
  • Nyla
    Jul 05, 2017
    "Gladden the Heart" by Olivia Newport is a historical Christian novel telling the tale Amish coming to this country. It is Book 5 in her "Amish Turns of Time" series but can easily be read as a stand alone. This 317 page paperback published by Barbour is not the typical Amish novel I a...
  • Deana Dick
    Jun 30, 2017
    After reading the book I decided that I wanted to truly understand what "Gladden the Heart " meant . So I grabbed a dictionary online and found it to mean "make the heart happy". I know it was pretty simple for most of you to figure out, but I wanted to check a resource for myself. The...
  • Rhonda
    Oct 23, 2017
    MY REVIEW: This book is exciting and fresh! I have many, many Amish novels and the plots are usually very similar. Gladden the Heart presents a situation that I do not ever recall seeing in any of the works of Amish fiction that I've read. Noah is not a preacher, but begins preaching...
  • Fizzy
    Jul 10, 2017
    This is the part where I sit down and have no idea where to start. I really really liked this book. I can't say any one thing that stands out as just 'wow' or 'holy tomatoes batman' but it was a general wrap you up in life and tug you into something bigger than yourself but small enoug...
  • Susan
    Sep 24, 2017
    An Amish Revival?! Yep! You read that right! Ever think you?d read a novel about circuit riders and revivals in the Amish community? Me either! But what a wonderful story Olivia Newport brings to her readers with her latest release, Gladden the Heart, fifth in her Amish Turns of ...
  • Joyful
    Jul 07, 2017
    I loved reading this book of Amish history! The characters are written so well that they became a part of life! This is the first book of this series that I have read, but not the first read by Olivia Newport. The nineteenth century revivalism endangers the customs of the Amish communi...
  • Courtney Stuart
    Jun 08, 2017
    Kish Valley, Pennsylvania 1847 Susanna Hooley is a 21 year old Amish woman who is friends with Patsy Baxton, the daughter of Charles Baxton, a fiery Methodist revival preacher. They have been friends all their lives and are able to ignore or at least respect the differences between ...
  • Patricia Bond
    Jul 17, 2017
    GLADDEN THE HEART (AMISH TURNS OF TIME#5) OLIVIA NEWPORT Gladden the Heart is book #5 of Amish Turns of Time series, written by Olivia Newport. It is a story of danger, rescue reconciliation, forgiveness and faith. It is 1847, and in the Kishacoquillas Valley, located in Central ...
  • Gayle Pace
    Jun 19, 2017
    MY THOUGHTS Back when this novel took place was in the 1800's, the Amish weren't looked upon as different like they are now. I believe because we are so used to all the conveniences, the clothing, the attitude and with so many straying from the faith that back then was held so dear...
  • Donita Corman
    Jun 24, 2017
    I finished this book this am. What started out as a slow book turned into an excellent read. it a story about the Amish in early days and some of the conflicts they encountered during a time when evangelicals were on the street circuit. It's not a typical bonnet book but is rich in his...
  • Kristi
    Jun 24, 2017
    I've had a love/hate relationship with the Amish Turns of Time series and this book, the fourth installment, left me feeling flat. What sounded like an interesting story turned out to be not as well executed as it could have been. The premise of this story sounded very interesting ...
  • Kristina
    Jul 08, 2017
    Gladden the Heart by Olivia Newport is the fifth book in an Amish Turns of Time series. It is 1847 in Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania. Susanna Hooley lives on her family?s farm east of Lewistown, Pennsylvania. One Sunday after church, Susanna?s cousin Noah is not feeling well a...
  • Emily
    Jul 10, 2017
    Susanna and her older cousin, Noah, have been pretty close since she was a girl. But he has started acting strangely of late. He, and Susanna, are Amish, a people known for their quiet, simple devotion. But in church one Sunday, Noah stands up and starts preaching repentance like the l...
  • Liz
    Jul 04, 2017
    What a nice change to read an Amish novel where they're only TWENTY years behind the fashion of the day instead of 200! Once again, Olivia Newport's thorough research has given her readers an interesting peak into American religious history in this fifth book of her "Amish Turns of Tim...
  • Deanna Stevens
    Jun 29, 2017
    When Noah begins preaching while under trances, the Amish community is at odds on how to handle it. The Bishop thinks it's against the Amish law, the English think it is something they have seen before and the close family members know it is not Noah pretending to preach to get attenti...
  • Carol Keen
    Jul 12, 2017
    This is, to my knowledge, the first book I have read by this author. It's the first book I have read in this series. It was a tad slow, but still well worth reading. I appreciate that it covers a topic that still confuses people today, even though this was back in the 1800's. Susanna a...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Aug 06, 2017
    Gladden The Heart is the number 5 book in the Amish Turns Of Time series. This takes place in the rugged Kishacoquillas Valley of central Pennsylvania in 1847. This book is based on true facts the author discovered while doing research for her books. Back in the day they were called...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Jul 05, 2017
    This story has such a unique storyline, as you can tell from reading the summary. When I first read the summary I was intrigued, especially about Noah preaching while under a trance. This is not something I have ever heard of and couldn't wait to see how the author presented it. Not on...
  • Helen
    Jul 25, 2017
    Gladden the Heart is book five in the Amish Turns of Time series written by Olivia Newport. The story is based in central Pennsylvania in 1847. There is a Methodist tent revival taking place and some of the local Amish are curious and attend. Some of them start wondering what a true sp...
  • Kelly Tyree
    Jul 11, 2017
    Gladden the Heart was a book that focuses on change. Change is hard to accept but this change is a good change. The Amish community living in the Kishacoquillas Valley are being exposed to Methodist teaching. It is different from what they have learned. Susanna is one of the Amish l...
  • Lori
    Jun 09, 2017
    I enjoyed this book very much!! I love reading the history of the Amish and how they came fo this country just like the English did for various reasons.. I think what drew me to this particular book was at a time when the revival meetings started. I have attended a few rivals myself a...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Jul 04, 2017
    This is the first book in this series that I have read and I hope that after going back and reading the others in this series, that I can enjoy this one more. That said, this was not a bad book. Ms. Newport chisels her characters well, and the backdrop of the story is vividly created. ...
  • Katie B
    Jul 27, 2017
    3.5 stars In 1847 a Methodist tent revival has peaked the interest of some in the small Amish community in central Pennsylvania. Despite her strong Amish faith, Susanna is curious to hear what her friend Patty's father, a minister, will preach to the gathering of people. Soon after, S...