Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Little Wild Flower, book 1, Review

The Little Wild Flower, book 1, Amish Romance by Samantha Jillian Bayarr



This is my first time to read a book by Samantha Bayarr and I really like it! I would highly recommend it.  This is a very different "Amish Romance" as far as the genre goes.    Jane's English father moves the family to an Amish community and purchases a former Amish farm after his wife returns home from rehab for alcoholism.   Jane has suffered abuse at her mother's hands during the years of battling alcoholism.   Jane is furious to be living in the dull, boring place and especially to have left behind her friends, so she hides away for the summer.  When she finally comes out of her brooding seclusion, her eyes land on one very HOT Amish young man, Elijah.   There are a great many love matches to come in The Little Wild Flower.   

What I love is that the book does deal with alcoholism, abuse, recovery, and forgiveness as well as purity before marriage and waiting. These issues struck real nerves in me as I have lived their truths as well.  The book series seems to offer hope for others who are also dealing with any of these issues.  The author also has more liberal views allowed by the Amish/Mennonite practices among her characters, as in the weddings and dress.  I also love that Samantha incorporates many Bible verses in this book.   She uses the Bible to support what her characters are experiencing and dealing with.    Please read this book as I think you will also be pleasantly surprised by it!!!

About the Author




Samantha Jillian Bayarr founded Livingston Hall Publishers in 2002. Named for her great, great grandfather, Edward Livingston Hall, who owned a publishing house in the late 1800's, until his passing; Samantha resurrected this legacy as a way of honoring him for passing onto her his love for the written word.
Working in the production aspect of publishing has provided her with the expertise needed to produce develop and design books from the inside out. When it came time to publish her own work, her experience in the field lent her the ability to produce several genres, specializing in Christian Historical Romance and Amish Romance.

7 comments:

  1. Great review of this book Rhonda. I will have to get this series and read them. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. thanks, Debbi! definitely check out her books. Great author! Hope you like them!

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  2. Rhonda, you did a beautiful review of this book! I am reading Book 3 now, slowly, since life has been too busy. You'll love all three books, and by all means read "Unto Others" which is actually the prequel to the others. I read it first instead of 4th in the series. It gave me a very detailed view of the history of the characters in the other three books. It's rather painful to read, but you'll love it!

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    1. thanks, Nancee, I'm working on "Unto Others" on my kindle...it is rather a painful book to read....I love her writing! It is so different!

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  3. This book review is great...Will definately have to read.Thanks

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    1. Jackie, have you read any of her books? they are all wonderful! I still have some of her others on my kindle to read! Enjoy!

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  4. Thanks, Debbi, Nancee, and Jackie! I love Samantha's books and I am working on Unto Others now, Nancee.....on my kindle.

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