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Gabriel's Bride (Clover Ridge #3)

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Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio.As an orphan, Rachel doesn’t have much to offer; any match she can make will be a good one. She just didn’t plan on Gabriel with his big hands and permanent frown.

As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for the farm and his six children.But he never thought he’d marry a slip of a girl who barely reaches his
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2014 by B&H Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Cheryl Baranski
Apr 22, 2016 Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing
Gabriel’s Bride, By: Amy Lillard
This is the story of Rachel Yoder who was orphaned as a child.
She is taken in by her aenti Katherine Yoder. He passing has
left Rachel in a bind. Rachel can either marry Gabriel Fisher
and care for his six children and home or move to Ohio to help
out her cousins. Gabriel and Rachel come to an aggrement to have a
marriage in name only. Will they both be able to keep up those strong
walls around their hearts? Vowing not to fall in love.
Amy Lillard knows how to w
Mar 23, 2014 Nancee rated it it was amazing
Gabriel Fisher has been widowed for six years, and has his hands full with five sons and a large farm to manage. His daughter recently left home during her rumspringa in order to continue her education, and his sister is planning for her upcoming wedding. With no alternative, his only option was to hire someone to manage his household and monitor the children.

Sadly, Rachel Yoder's aunt passed away leaving her homeless and alone, aside from distant cousins in Ohio. In order to remain in her Amis
May 15, 2014 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
As a reader that only enjoys SOME Amish fiction I usually try a new author with some trepidation. I quickly lost that with Gabriel's Bride. The book was new, different, and not the usual hackneyed storyline. I was pulled in with chapter one and it kept me hooked all the way through to the last page.

I really liked both Rachel and Gabriel. Rachel is sweet and genuinely tries to fit in and help her new family. Gabriel is a bit gruff and doesn't always know what to say but he loves his family very m
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Choices, choices? But which is the right path to take? If only she had a definitive answer. Will God answer her prayers? Rachel Yoder is still dealing with the death of her only family member, her Aunt Katherine, she is now faced with finding a new place to live. Unlike most Amish families, her Aunt Katherine took out a reverse mortgage on her home and land. Now that she has passed away, the bank now owns the property and despite all of Rachel's pleas to make the payments, she has no other ...more
J.C. Morrows
If you read the intro to Gabriel’s Bride, you’ll see right away that it was written at a particularly difficult time for Amy Lillard.

Instead of letting the events she was dealing with at the time deter her, she made the brave decision to forge ahead and, while she did not allow the sadness to make this book depressing, she did allow her feelings to fuel a deeply emotional story that is the best of this series – at least in my humble opinion.

Amy Lillard is a truly gifted author.

This is a book tha
Maureen Timerman
Feb 01, 2014 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
What a wonderful story, and a refreshing visit with some old friends. I loved being back in the Oklahoma community.
This is the third book in this series, and although you don't have to read the first to to read this one, I would recommend you do.
Come along with people who really live their faith. Rather than go against their beliefs, they form a marriage of convenience. I cannot really imagine myself doing this, but it was at the time the only option available. Or was it? Was this the will of G
Tabitha Jones
Mar 05, 2015 Tabitha Jones rated it it was amazing
I am a lover of anything Amish. Especially books. This is the second Amish book of Lillard's that I have read and loved. In Gabriel's Bride Gabriel has been widowed and his oldest daughter left leaving him to tend to the other children and work the farm. Gabriel knows he needs to find someone quick to help take care of them. Rachel has just lost everything she has ever loved. Her Aunt has passed and now she has to decide if she wants to move to Ohio or not. Gabriel ends up hiring Rachel to stay ...more
Stacey Barbalace
Feb 05, 2014 Stacey Barbalace rated it it was amazing
Gabriel’s Bride is the third book in the Clover Ridge series. It can be read as a stand-alone book, but I highly recommend reading Katie’s Choice and Saving Gideon. They are excellent reads also! I have to say Gabriel’s Bride was my favorite! Amy Lillard never disappoints. She has a knack for creating characters that are easy to fall in love with. The sweet romance that she creates along with the humor she interjects makes for a great story that is hard to put down. Unlike other Amish authors, ...more
Mar 06, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
There’s something about reading a book that you have been anticipating for so long that is extra special. That is how I feel about Gabriel’s Bride. From the moment I “met” Gabriel in the first book of this series, Saving Gideon, I wanted to find out how his story would turn out. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I will go on to say that it was even better than I could have imagined. I have enjoyed every book in the Clover Ridge series and if you are a fan of Amish fiction, this is a series that ...more
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Feb 06, 2014 Ibjoy1953 Hannabass rated it it was amazing

Wow I think this is my favorite book in the Clover Ridge Series, of course that’s what I said about each of the others when I read them! Amy Lillard was on my ‘Favorite Author’s’ list when I read the first book in this series, Katie’s Choice.

After her aunt’s death, Rachel needed a place to stay, and Gabriel needed a housekeeper, so taking Gabriel up on his offer to move in with his family should solve both of their problems, right? Well it did until the elders of the Amis
Aug 05, 2016 Judy rated it it was amazing
Looking For a Great Book to Read? This Is It!

Gabriel’s Bride is the third book in this series. I want to add, if you haven’t read Saving Gideon and Katie’s Choice I strongly suggest you do before reading this one. This could be read alone I suppose but you don’t want to miss out on knowing the characters from the previous books.

Goodness, where shall I begin. Author Amy Lillard made this book come to life for me. I immediately fell in love with Rachel Yoder; perhaps it is because she reminds me o
Aug 05, 2014 Eva rated it it was amazing

Amy Lillard confided in the Authors note that Gabriels Bride was written during a particularly difficult time in her life and that she had tried to turn her sorrow into something positive. Well, she completely succeeded. Gabriels Bride is a very good mix of romance, serious issues like overcoming sorrow, pain and loneliness, but also of great fun. The book is part of a series, but it can be very easily read separately.

Rachel Yoder is an orphan with no real connections to anyone but her recently
Feb 25, 2014 Emma rated it it was amazing
Gabriel's Bride (Clover Ridge #3)
by Amy Lillard
The book begins with Gabriel’s oldest child, Mary Elizabeth, leaving home unexpectedly to further her schooling in the English world.
Gabriel, who desperately misses his wife who died during childbirth six years ago, has no one to help with the cooking and housekeeping for him and his six children. He needs the help with his youngest son six year old Samuel with Down’s syndrome.
After her aunt’s death, Rachel needed a place to stay .she has two choic
Diana Montgomery
Apr 21, 2016 Diana Montgomery rated it it was amazing
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Gabriel’s Bride
By: Amy Lillard

I love Amy’s books. She writes such sweet stories. I like it they are nice and clean and spiritual. I love the characters. You don’t want the book to end. Gabriel’s oldest daughter is going away to school. He still has 5 sons at home to care for and the youngest one who is six has Down’s Syndrome. Gabriel’s wife died six years ago giving birth to Samuel. Gabriel needs help, but there was no women available in the family to help him and he didn’t want to marry again
Apr 18, 2014 Erin rated it it was amazing
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I love a good Amish fiction read and this did not disappoint. I have read the other two books in this series that focus on Katie and Gideon. They were both wonderful and so I couldn’t wait to get started on this one. I was already in love with little Samuel and his Down’s. It didn’t take long for me to be sucked in and feel that Rachel was my friend. Of course, I also had moments where I wanted to shake some sense into her and slap Gabriel until he figured it out! Don’t worry I won’t give away ...more
Jan 30, 2014 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish-fiction
Readers who enjoy Amish fiction will not be able to put Gabriel’s Bride by Amy Lillard (B&H Publishing Group) down once they start reading. This Amish romance is the continuation of The Clover Ridge series and follows the eldest son, widowed, taciturn Gabriel Fisher and his family in Clover Ridge, Oklahoma. Readers need not read the previous two novels in the series, but will want to as the first two novels, Saving Gideon and Katie’s Choice, are just as exceptional as Gabriel’s Bride.

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Tina Rice
Aug 25, 2015 Tina Rice rated it really liked it
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Gabriel's Bride**** by Amy Lillard

Rachel Yoder's aunt has died and her home has been sold. Now orphaned and alone she has two choices: move to Ohio with a distant cousin who has eleven children—which also means she has to sell her goats and loose her organic goat cheese business; or a marriage of convenience to unfriendly and stern Gabriel Fisher, a widower with six children. If she marries Gabriel, she can keep her goats and her cheese business as well as having a home and family.

Everything doe
Jalynn Patterson
Feb 03, 2014 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Rachel Yoder knew her life was not the typical Amish way of life for a young girl of marrying age but she was happy and content nonetheless. She was content that is until the death of her precious Aunt Katherine. Shortly after Aunt Katherine's death Rachel soon learns of the status of her estate and that the bank actually owns her house and the property. So Rachel is faced with a dilemma. She has to come up with a different plan because before long she will no longer have a place to l
Lindsey Silvestrini
Feb 07, 2014 Lindsey Silvestrini rated it it was amazing
I just love these Amish stories and especially Amy Lillard’s Clover Ridge Series! I read the first two in the series Saving Gideon and Katie’s Choice. Gabriel’s Bride is the third in the series and has been my favorite so far! Even though it’s a series, I like that these can also be read as stand alone books. While you won’t have the complete history of all the character’s, each is a new story starring someone else.

An arranged marriage is not my idea of romance but that’s what Rachel Yoder faces
Feb 04, 2014 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Once again we are in Clover Ridge, I love these stories because most generally I can picture the are, because I have been through there before, having had friends live in the Pryor area. Gabriel and his children have always pulled at my heart strings through-out this series, so I was happy to read his story. I chuckled and laughed at the stunts the boys pulled, but was grieved and cried as they faced their fears of loosing the memories of their mom. Amy is a great story-teller and this book does ...more
Apr 13, 2014 JoAnne rated it it was amazing
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Mar 02, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Gabriel's Bride
by Amy Lillard
Gabriel's Bride is the third novel in The Clover Ridge Series and it is awesome. I am a big fan of Amy Lillard and I love her books. They are good clean books and when you start reading one you do not want to put it down. Rachel Yoder is an orphan and a young Amish woman who lives in Clover Ridge, Oklahoma. She is being forced to move and she has an offer to move to Ohio. Now if she does move to Ohio she can't carry her goats ,which she really loves. There would be a
Mar 09, 2015 Paula-O rated it it was amazing
Gabriel's Bride is a Clover Ridge Novel by Amy Lillard

I enjoyed this book and its characters so much that I finished it in couple days, staying up late at night reading.
Gabriel lost his wife of many years and has 6 children to raise, it is so hard being both mom and dad. There are inside cores and outside chores . Many of the chores around the house fell to his only daughter Mary Elizabeth. one son had downs syndrome and needed special care also. Mary nearing her running around years was so tir
Barbara Thompson
Feb 22, 2014 Barbara Thompson rated it it was amazing
Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio and as an orphan, she doesn't have much to offer. As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for his farm and six children. Will this marriage of convenience work and could it ever become real love?

Gabriel's Bride is the third book in the Clover Ridge Series. It's a fantastic book showing happiness and joy can come from sadness and uncertainty when you open your heart. The storyline stays true to the Amish beliefs and values, but als
Megann Zeigler
Mar 11, 2015 Megann Zeigler rated it it was amazing
I am now going to have to go back and read her earlier books. Again, Amy takes us into the Amish world where things are not always black and white and easy. This one is full of missed communications, missed times when they could have shared and feelings that each are afraid to show. Being insecure is not a life style thing it is a human thing and we all suffer from it again and again. This shows us how being honest can make ones dreams come true.
Mar 12, 2016 D.J. rated it really liked it

When Rachel Yoder loses her home, she learns that she’s expected to move to Ohio, to care for distant family. When Gabriel Fisher’s youngest son quickly grows attached to Rachel, Gabriel and Rachel decide to marry, for the sake of his children.

But what happens when they begin to have feelings for one another?

Amy Lillard handles this particular situation well, as Gabriel and Rachel try to ignore their feelings, and stay true to their vows — and their commitment to each other.

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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the author for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This is the third book in the Clover Ridge series and it did not disappoint becoming my favorite book of the series. This is Gabriel and Rachel’s story and the series just gets better and better. Their interactions are both heartwarming and distant and watching them grow closer against their will but remain distant was heartbreaking and stressful.

I’ve met the Fisher family in the first two books
Vannetta Chapman
May 10, 2015 Vannetta Chapman rated it really liked it
A very sweet story set amongst the Oklahoma Amish.
Juanita Wickey
Jun 26, 2015 Juanita Wickey rated it it was amazing
Gabriel’s Bride
By Amy Lillard

I just finished reading the book Gabriel’s Bride. This was a marvelous story that continues constant interest. I finished this book in four days. Rachel was quite a lady, marrying into a ready-made family, and one of them with a handicap and she was able to help him more than anyone else could. She had such love and patience. A marriage of convenience is not the way to live your life, a lot of emotions involved here. I so admire Rachel. Don’t want to spoil the story
Teresa Snyder
Feb 01, 2014 Teresa Snyder rated it really liked it
This was the third book in the series. It was an easy read. Enjoyable. I was disappointed with the ending, epilogue more than the ending. The ending itself was fine, but the epilogue, to me, was lacking. All in all, a good book.
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