Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Leah's Choice Book Review

I got Leah's Choice: Pleasant Valley Book One by Marta Perry as a book to read off my books that haven't been read shelf.  The shelf is huge and filled with books that I got for free from library readings programs from the summer and other freebies that I picked up at the different libraries.  I was glad to see a few Amish fiction books there because I was interested in reading another after the last great book I read even though I couldn't get anymore in the series.

The first of three Amish-set novels in which a woman's faith must guide her through challenging times. All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for Teacher Leah. After all, so few new families come to their separate Amish community, and fewer still unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after—clearly he's in need of a wife. Daniel's past haunts him. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah's bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of his pain-filled marriage. Leah, too, has a burden to bear. Years ago, she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and she was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in teaching, forgetting any hopes of having her own family. When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will completely change her life.

This book was a huge surprise to me because I hadn't read anything by the author and I didn't know anything about the book except that I seemed to like it when I picked it out.  It was a great read with a love triangle between a recently widowed father or three and a former Amish sweetheart who left the Amish to further his education.  Leah makes lots of hard decisions in this book between the world that she loves and what her heart is telling her.  I love that the book goes through her decision and which life she chooses and doesn't make it just about the man that she falls in love with.  It was wonderfully written with great characters.  I hope that you check out this book and others in this series.  I can't wait to see if the library has anymore by this author too!!!

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