This appears to be the last book in the series. We have followed and fell in love with her daughters and sons in-laws and now Hannah herself get the cThis appears to be the last book in the series. We have followed and fell in love with her daughters and sons in-laws and now Hannah herself get the chance to find love.
What I liked: Now that all her daughters but Susanna are married Hannah only has Susanna to worry about. But the vet Albert starts to become her friend the problem is he is not Amish. I enjoyed how both worked through the issues facing them as their relationship grew. I also enjoyed how Susanna got a happy ending as well.
What I did not like: I always have trouble believing that someone could enter the Amish way of life so easily.
Overall this was a good book and I felt it was a good ending to a good series.
Lizzie is desperate to keep her sister from marrying a mean old man. In order to do this she sets out for her grandfathers house. The Grandfather sheLizzie is desperate to keep her sister from marrying a mean old man. In order to do this she sets out for her grandfathers house. The Grandfather she has had no contact with since she was a kid. At first he does not want her there and tells her to go back home. But the love for her sisters gives her the courage to stay and find a way to help them. She befriends a man who is working for her grandfather. He seems English at first but Lizzie soon realized Carl has an Amish background and worse yet he is under the Bann. Can she look past the rules and get to know him and maybe find away to save her sisters as well?
I really enjoyed this book. This is the third book in this series that I have read and I’m hoping there will be more to come.
What I liked: Lizzie loved her sisters and wanted to get them out of the bad situation they where in. She risked everything to got to her Grandfather for help. I really liked her and the courage she showed and her resilience in dealing with her grandfather. I also liked Carl. He had a bad situation that left him broken and he had to learn to rely on God and trust him again. I thought it was a great story. One anyone can relate to one way or another.
What I did not like: The only thing I did not like was how mean Lizzie’s Uncle was and how her Grandfather did not want to help at first. The story worked itself out but her uncle really rubbed me the wrong way.
This was a great book. I really enjoy this author and think she does a great job writing a well rounded and enjoyable plot. The characters were very likable for the most part. If you enjoy Amish Fiction you will love this book. I recommend going back and reading all her books in this series. I have only read three but hope to read the rest at some point. The books are easily stand alone but there are mentions of some of the past characters.
Caleb is new to the community and the new preacher. His young daughter is a handful and she has already gotten a reputation of being hard to handle. RCaleb is new to the community and the new preacher. His young daughter is a handful and she has already gotten a reputation of being hard to handle. Rebecca is volunteered by her family to help look after the girl and help with the housework. Rebecca soon finds herself falling for the new preacher but could she be too late?
I have enjoyed reading the books in this series. This book was fun to read.
What I liked: Rebecca was very likeable. Her interactions with Caleb made me laugh out loud a lot. The story was interesting and kept me turning the pages all the way to the end. The ending was maybe a little predictable but made me smile. I ready did not want the book to end.
What I did not like: There was not much I did not like other than the book was too short!
Overall this was a sweet book. Caleb was rough around the edges because he had lost his wife and felt responsible. As he gets to know Rebecca he started to soften up and enjoy life again. By the time Rebecca realizes she has feelings for Caleb he is already searching for a wife and fears she has missed her chance and I enjoyed how it all played out. Even though this is the 7th book in the series it can be read as a stand alone. If you enjoy Amish fiction and romance this is a great book to read!
Johanna has been a widow long enough that she knows its time to remarry but after being in a abusive first marriage she is not sure she wants to remarJohanna has been a widow long enough that she knows its time to remarry but after being in a abusive first marriage she is not sure she wants to remarry at all. The one man she can see herself with is the man who broke her heart as a teen. Instead of marrying for love she proposes to Roland as a marriage of convenience but Roland will have none of that. He still loves Johanna after all these years and his former marriage was not a marriage of love first and he will not do that again. Can he convince Johanna that love is worth it after all?
I enjoyed this book and really like this series.
What I liked: I liked both Johanna and Roland. The way the story unfolded you get little bits of information about what happened to them when they where dating as teens and it keeps you guessing. I also liked Johanna’s family. Most of them have now had their own books and so it makes it fun to see how some of the others are doing and how they interact.
What I did not like: Johanna was so upset with Roland with what happened when they where teens that I was expecting something horrible and when it finally came to light what he had done I was like that’s it?? I also thought there could have been a little more development about the fact that Johanna’s first husband was a abuser and her feeling about that and moving on. There was some talking about it but it seemed like a bigger deal to me then it was given in the book.
Over all I enjoyed this book. I really like the family and hope this is not the last book. Unfortunately I did not get to read the book before this one so I was a little lose about Grace but the author did a good job of recapping the story. This book can be read as a stand alone but your going to want to go back and get to know the other sister after you read this book! A good read if you enjoy Amish fiction.
Ali Silver is trying to keep her ranch going. She has a son who she loves and will do anything for. One day the man she married the man who left her sAli Silver is trying to keep her ranch going. She has a son who she loves and will do anything for. One day the man she married the man who left her seven years ago shows back up in her life demanding he is back for good and wants to be her husband again. She tells him to forget about it but he keeps trying and slowly she starts to trust him again and with weird things happening at her ranch that threaten to destroy everything she has worked for she finds herself needing him.
Jericho has hoped that Ali would take him back with open arms but he finds no such invitation. He vows to Ali he will prove to her he will not leave again that he is a changed man. Can he protector her from the person trying to harm her ranch and win her heart back as well?
Over all this was a good book and I enjoyed it. It was a love story with some suspense thrown in which made for a good mix.
What I liked: The book had a good plot and I liked the characters. I thought the subplot with the vandalism to the ranch and who was doing it was well weaved into the story and I found myself wondering who was causing the issues. Ali had been through a lot so far in her life and I enjoyed watching her grow and change as the story went along. I also enjoyed the ending I felt a little surprised when I found out who was behind the troubles Ali was having and the added twist to the plot made it a good ending.
What I did not like: Jericho did not know he was the father of Ali’s son at first. This is a fine as other books have used this kind of a plot before but I felt it took to long for Ali to tell him. By the time the moment arrived it was kind of old news and took away from the plot a little.
Over all this was a good book and a solid first book for the author. I am curious if she might write another book about some of the side characters in this book at some point. If you like cowboys and romance check this book out! ...more
Millie has returned to her childhood home with her son because her father has cancer and is dying. She only plans to stay until he passes and she can Millie has returned to her childhood home with her son because her father has cancer and is dying. She only plans to stay until he passes and she can sell the family farm and return to her life. She hopes to avoid seeing Hunter the man she left behind and who she bore a child he does not know about. Hunter can not believe Mille is back and he plans to stay clear of her but he can’t help but still care. Will these two find love a 2nd time?
Love inspired are more novella then novel so when reading these books sometimes I wish they could be longer and this book fits that bill for me. I did enjoy it and wished it could have had more time to develop.
What I liked: I liked Millie and Hunter a lot. I have not read any of the other books in this series so I don’t know the back story to Hunters dad but I felt sad he seemed to think marriage so poorly because of his father. Millie had been taking care of herself for a long time so I was glad to see Hunter wanting to help her out and Millie letting go a little and taking help from others.
What I did not like: Millie’s dad was a complete jerk and I just wanted to smack him. Also the way the whole telling Hunter that he was a father and how he reacted really could have used more time it was squished all at the end. I don’t think it was bad just could have used another few chapters.
Over all I thought this was a sweet short story. I just wish there could have been a few more chapters to better tie everything together.
Leah is going along in her Amish life with no thoughts of ever leaving but once rainy night a Mennonite missionary starts to change all that4.5 Stars!
Leah is going along in her Amish life with no thoughts of ever leaving but once rainy night a Mennonite missionary starts to change all that. Daniel is a missionary in the USA waiting in his next mission field and while he is waiting he is going around to churches giving presentations. The night he gives the presentation to the group Leah is attending its pouring down rain and he walks in with a little Amish boy who's brother is missing. Daniel ends up helping in the search and is paired with Leah. These two soon realize that they care for each other but will the boundaries of their different faiths keep them from finding true love together?
This is the 2nd book of this series I have read and the fourth book in the series and I enjoyed it a lot.
What I liked: I really liked Leah and Daniel. I felt the story was believable and I was cheering for things to work out. This story also had a side story about spousal abuse and I felt that story line was well written as well. I also really liked the whole family and how some of the characters from the other books are in this one.
What I did not like: The time frame that things happened was really short only a few weeks and that is always a drawback for me.
Over all this was a great book and I really enjoyed it. I want to go back at some point and read the first two books to learn more about those sisters.
I am sad this series is over but I enjoyed it a lot. All the other books hinted and built up to this final book and it was a good one. Amy and Reed fiI am sad this series is over but I enjoyed it a lot. All the other books hinted and built up to this final book and it was a good one. Amy and Reed find true love after Amy and her boys are threated. Both Amy and Reed have to work through feeling of guilt and grief but soon realize they are meant to be together. I strongly recommend this series! ...more
As the 3rd book in the long running series your starting to feel like you know the characters of this small town. The main characters of this book wheAs the 3rd book in the long running series your starting to feel like you know the characters of this small town. The main characters of this book where heavily introduced in the 2nd book so I felt like I already knew them before I started to read. The plot was much better in this book and I enjoyed it very much....more
I am enjoying the series so far but this book was not my favorite. I felt the main characters of this book where overlooked really. The author introduI am enjoying the series so far but this book was not my favorite. I felt the main characters of this book where overlooked really. The author introduced the next books main characters as well as the book after that in this book and I felt it was too much and I never got connected to the main characters and was more interested in the next book then this one. Its a must read though if your going to read the next in the series. Over all though not a bad book just too many new characters at once....more