Tuesday, March 15, 2016

5-Star Review of "The English Son"


Review of The English Son

The Amish Millionaire part 1 of 6

by Wanda Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

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Join New York Times Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with Jean Brunstetter in Holmes County for a dramatic new 6-part serial novel. 

Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes—and at what cost to his business, his fiancĂ©e, and his Amish siblings?

The Amish Millionaire -- A 6-Part Serial Novel
#1: The English Son -- March 2016
#2: The Stubborn Father -- April 2016
#3: The Betrayed Fiancee -- May 2016
#4: The Missing Will -- June 2016
#5: The Divided Family -- July 2016
#6: The Selfless Act -- August 2016

MY REVIEW: 
 Mom took hold of Kristi's left hand.  
"I don't see a diamond sparkling back at me."
"He hasn't bought me an engagement ring yet, but I'm sure I'll be wearing one soon."  
Deep wrinkles formed across Mom's forehead.  Her blue eyes, mirroring Kristi's, had lost their sparkle.
"I'm sure you're aware of what the Bible says about being unequally yoked with unbelievers."

     Joel Byler has proposed marriage to Kristi Palmer, but he hasn't given her an engagement ring yet or set a date for the wedding.  He works as a contractor and employs many subcontractors to work for him.  After receiving payment on a large job, he bids $250,000 on a 1967 Corvette Stingray convertible and now he can't pay his employees, buy an engagement ring, or even pay his own household bills.  He plans to hide the car from Kristi and that's not the only secret he's keeping from her. Whenever she asks about his family, he clams up.   But when he gets himself in this huge financial bind, he plans to run to his Amish millionaire father for a loan.   But his dad decides it's time to practice tough love with Joel.  What will happen?  How will he pay his debts? If or when will he open up to Kristi and be honest?   
      This is a quick, fast-paced, exciting novella that is part 1 or 6 parts in The Amish Millionaire.   The story ends on a real cliffhanger and left me checking to see how soon part 2 will be published.  I actually love novellas as they can be read in one sitting and create a great deal of tension to see what will take place next.   Wanda and Jean Brunstetter definitely started this set with a bang!  
      I rated this novella 5 stars and am looking forward to reading parts 2-6.  
       I received a print copy of this novella from the author and a pdf version from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Authors:
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: www.WandaBrunstetter.com

Jean Brunstetter--Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law's family.  Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life.  She also likes to put some of the simple practices followed by the Amish into her daily routine.  Jean lives in Washington state with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish communities in several states. In addition to writing, Jean enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time on the beach.

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