Sunday, October 4, 2015

Amish Promises: A Book Review

About The Book:

Journey Down a Quiet Lane in Lancaster County Where Love and Heartache and Friendship and Healing Meet
When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home, they're looking for peace. Shani is thrilled to have Joel back from Iraq, but he needs time to heal, and the quiet of Lancaster seems just the place. They can't imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son is involved in an accident that injures one of the Lehman boys.
Eve Lehman has run her brother's household ever since the death of his wife, but Tim's a stern patriarch. Despite his protests, she's drawn to the new neighbor, Shani, and the two begin to form a strong friendship forged on faith and family. Things seem like they've quieted down until Joel's single and handsome army friend Charlie catches Eve's attention--a man unlike any Eve has ever met. Suddenly life for both families becomes more complicated than any of them could have ever imagined.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

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.

My Review:

Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres of literature, both Christian and secular. When a new series in this genre is released, I get as giddy as a child at Christmas! So when I was offered the opportunity to review the new series, Neighbors of Lancaster County, by Leslie Gould, I jumped at it. I was not disappointed. 

I was drawn in from the very start, and quite enjoyed Ms. Gould's writing style. Her talent to combine the worlds of English and Amish in a way that I felt I was right in the story, was remarkable. I loved that she covered the differences in families and how they eventually worked together through various life events. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and stayed up late into the night to read it! I look forward to reading book two, Amish Sweethearts, coming in February 2016! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Amish Promises at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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