Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amish Promises Book Review

I was excited to pick out another Amish fiction book to be able to read.  I also was glad to see another book by Leslie Gould.  I read Becoming Bea in 2014 and I haven't read anything else by this wonderful author. Amish Promises (Neighbors of Lancaster County) by Leslie Gould was super easy to pick and sign up for when I saw it offered by the publisher.  I really need to add some more of her books to my reading list. 

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.

I enjoyed this book!! It was a great read which I couldn't put down until the end (even at it long 360 pages).  I loved the writing and the characters and was totally engrossed in the wonderful story.  The relationships that build between the kids was interesting to watch and wonder.  The friendships between the adult characters was equally great to watch.  The only hard character to watch was Joel but that was the writers point in writing such a difficult character who needs to heal but can't because he has closed his heart off to the love of his friends and family.  I can't wait to read the rest of the series and more of her writing (and to find out what happens with the characters next).  I am adding lots on to my must read list and I hope that you will to.  Pick up this book and others by this author at your local library or bookstore.

**I was provided a copy of this book for my honest opinion and review.  All opinions here are my own.

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