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. 


  1. Awww what is love without testing..without drama...without trial. It is merely a empty vessel without purpose yet potential to blossom with the right living water!

    Mary Tullila

  2. I think Rose was trying to find her self.

  3. Mary Ellen AshenfelderFebruary 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Sounds like another wonderful read by by Leslie Gould. I would love to add this book �� to my collection. Thank you.

  4. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. I love the book cover and the story sounds very interesting with the twists and turns.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. I love to read Amish! Would love to win!

  6. I LOVE Amish Books and so does my husband. I have had so many that I have been selling some because I have no room for them. BUT--I do read them first, of course. It is surprising how many people love the Amish Books. I think I could almost start a small Book Store. Ha Ha

  7. I love reading Amish books sounds like a good read

  8. ciao, thank you for your blog posts, all very interesting. in my freetime I love reading , about all Amish books. you are so kind to do a giveaway !
    my mail is
    ciao, martaA

  9. Amish fiction is my favorite. Thank you Leslie for this great chance

  10. I have always loved the Amish fiction books from several different authors. Since my husband passed away my evenings are long so reading a good book (esp the Amish ones) make my evenings go faster and I get a lot of enjoyment from them. Thank you for the best reading ever

    1. Barbara, you are my random winner. But I need your email address. I'll give you until midnight Saturday, February 18, to get me your address or I'll have to choose someone else!

  11. I have read all of Leslie's books. Would love to win the final in the series!

  12. Would love to read this and find out who wins her heart