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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Amish Weddings

Leslie Gould writes Amish fiction that captures the reader from the very first word and doesn't let go until the very last word, and there are a lot of words in between to read. All those words work together to make a wonderful story of love and forgiveness.

Lila is going to marry Zane, but before that can happen, a man hits her buggy from behind and she's ejected from her buggy. Now she's got a lot of healing to do because of the accident. Rose has been courting Reuben and she's waiting for him to ask her to marry him.

Unexpectedly, Zane's friend, Trevor comes to town and wants to have a little fling with Rose and because Reuben is dragging his feet, Rose thinks this flirtation could be a bit of rumschpringe, since she never had an opportunity to have one before. Rose uses the time she's spending helping Lila to meet with Trevor.

Leslie has taken a common situation and shown how one small decision can snowball into a huge situation that's hard to sort out. I really can't add any more details about the story because I would spoil the plot. But Amish Weddings is the second in a series, but it stands alone quite well. The characters are sympathetic, and easily likable. Many of the characters seem like they would be wonderful friends, that's how real Leslie develops them.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a dear Amish friend.

My thanks to Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book.

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