They both love music. Will God deny what brings them such joy?
Musical prodigy Levi Shetler hasn’t touched a piano since he secretly played one years ago. His strict Amish community forbids instruments or the singing of any music not in their approved songbook. Levi asks God often why music tempts him when playing an instrument isn’t allowed in his world.
One person knows Levi’s talents: Mary Hershberger, the girl who promised years ago to keep his secret. Mary comes from a more liberal district than Levi, but she’s facing family troubles of her own. The mutual care for an aging Englischer, Adeline, reunites Mary and Levi as young adults. They realize that, despite their differences, they have a shared love of music—and a shared confusion about whether their talents are God-given gifts or temptations luring them into the Englisch world.
The couple realizes they must compromise or part ways, but a tragic accident shakes their decision. Both Mary and Levi will need to reconcile what they love with what their hearts say is right—because even as their passion for music brings them together, it could be what tears them apart.
The first novel in the new Amish Journeys series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman, Hearts in Harmony explores how far the heart will travel for the melody of love.
Hearts in Harmony by Beth Wiseman is the kind of book I never wanted to end. The story quickly tugged at my heart. Begging me to stay. It worked. I fell in love with the charming characters. Helping others even when they need help, the Amish are an amazing people. They inspire and teach me to become better. I enjoyed the bits of humor placed into this story. Rules are there for a reason. But sometimes, it depends on the reasons for the rule bending that may work out for the best after all. However, the journey was beautiful from beginning to end. A young Amish couple in need and in a tight decision making process have a lot to learn. Sometimes, it takes a bit of falling to find where they needed to be. Faith, love, and friendship were major themes devoted to every page. Overall, I would recommend it to all readers. A clean and entertaining tale.