Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Amish Wedding Book Review

I was excited when Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County) by Leslie Gould came in the mail.  I read an earlier book in the series and was excited to figure out what happened next.  I love series and especially love when they keep going.  The sad part is that this is the end of the series but a wonderful book.

Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler--until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.

When her sister Lila's buggy is rear-ended and Lila is horribly injured, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced. Everyone is so concerned about Lila that no one realizes Rose is sneaking out with Trevor. Except for Reuben. But in his usual passive way, he doesn't confront her, nor does he address the situation with her Dat or anyone else in the district. Rose appreciates Reuben's discretion, but she also resents it. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part of her wishes Reuben would "fight" for her, as much as any Amish man would. Too late, she realizes the foolish choice she's made. Has she ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

It had been too long since I read the last book in the series and I really needed to reacquaint myself with the characters but once I got into the book, they all came back to me.  This book was a great resolution to the issues started in the last book as well as a host of other issues that were brought to the surface.  Lila had a fast change in her life when she was involved in a buggy accident that left her bed ridden for a long recovery a month before she was supposed to be married.  Rose's life changes forever and I think that you will be amazed at the changes in this once selfish person who seemed to be the least Amish person that I have ever seen written about in Amish fiction to the new person in this book.  I don't want to give away all of the things happening in this great book but I can tell you that it was a page turner and I had trouble putting it down.  The writing and the characters were both very realistic and I enjoyed this last in the series.  I hope that you enjoy this great book and wonderful series and are as amazed by the twists and turns as I was.

**I received a copy of this book to read for my review and was not required to provide a positive review.

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