Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review of Accidentally Amish

(Valley of Choice, Book 1)

by Olivia Newport

This is  my first book of Olivia Newport's and I was not disappointed.    I have read many works of Amish fiction and Accidentally Amish is factual and highly engaging!   I was caught up from the first moment and quickly began rooting for English Annie and Amish Rufus to find a way to bridge the differences between them.   I will leave that for you to read and see if it happens.
There are several conflicts in the plot which brings an element of suspense and mystery to the book.  There is Annie's business and Rick, the lawyer she formerly dated and her partner, Barrett, who are apparently attempting to steal the business from her. There is also the Amish family and the sister, Ruth, who has left the Amish world and the fact that her family won't speak of her.  There is also the contractor who is after Rufus and will stop at nothing to ruin him.  Annie wants to help and fix things for everyone, but can she do that? or can learn to rely on God to work things out for all concerned?     
Annie comes to love the simple life and the quieter pace.  The mountains of Colorado begin to reveal the beauty of nature to her that she was too busy to notice before.   How will these things change life for Annie? or will they change her at all?  This book left me with a warm, wonderful, peaceful feeling.   Thank you, Olivia Newport, for speaking to my heart.   
Description of Accidentally Amish:
To protect her intellectual property from her scheming partner, software creator Annie Friesen must act quickly. Running from fast-paced Colorado Springs, she lands smack dab in the middle of San Luis Valley’s Amish community. Rufus Beiler is having some problems of his own—his business is in jeopardy, his sister has left the Amish community, and now he has a meddling Englisher on his hands. When Annie discovers she and Rufus share a common ancestor, she’s torn between two worlds. Is her love for Rufus strong enough to make the drastic shift from high-tech culture to old-world Amish?
About the Author:
Olivia Newport has been married for her thirty years and has two children in their twenties.  They live in Colorado, the setting for this book.    
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I received a free copy of this book from and the publisher:  Barbour Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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