Sunday, February 12, 2017
Engaging series conclusion -- Amish Weddings (with a GIVEAWAY)
(Be sure to read to the end of the post for a chance to win your own copy of Amish Weddings.)
I thought Leslie Gould was taking on quite a challenge when she began her Neighbors of Lancaster County, mixing Amish and English neighbors with a military element. But she brings together those and other conflicting plots in a very skillful way, culminating with this engaging series conclusion, Amish Weddings.
Most of the characters in this book are familiar from the previous installments, but they continue to grow and develop as their stories and circumstances change. This is not a cookie-cutter Amish romance, and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the interest level high to the very end of the story.
Fans of Amish fiction should really enjoy Amish Weddings. I would recommend that you read the first two books in the series before this one for a more enjoyable reading experience.
Thanks to Bethany House and the author for providing a copy of this book. I was pleased to share my thoughts in this review.
About the Book:
Will Love Be Enough to Fix What Tragedy Threatens?
Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler--until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.
When her sister Lila is injured in a devastating accident, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced in her life. Only Reuben seems to notice, but he never voices his concerns. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part wishes Reuben would finally express his love and "fight" for her. Have her choices ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?
About the Author:
Leslie Gould is the author of the bestselling Courtships of Lancaster County series and coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon.
I have a second copy of Amish Weddings that I would be glad to share with another reader. For a chance to win, please comment below by midnight on Thursday, February 16. I will randomly select the name of one commenter after that time. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.