Saturday, January 21, 2017

5-Star Review of "Amish Weddings"

Review of Amish Weddings

(Neighbors of Lancaster County #3)

by Leslie Gould


Gould's Series Concludes in Love and Marriage
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?

MY REVIEW:   Rose is full of spunk!   Lila seems full of self-pity.   Why wouldn't they be excited about their impending Amish weddings?  The food alone would make me want to have those weddings!  Yum!  I've heard for years of the delicious food that is prepared and served at Amish weddings.  Rose, Lila, Zane, Trevor, and Reuben have a large number of hurdles to cross before there will be smiling faces at any Amish weddings.
        I really enjoyed this book. I'm very busy helping to keep some very young children and so my time for reading is limited, and I just couldn't wait to finally have some free time to read Amish Weddings.   Leslie Gould has written characters with true heart dealing with real-life issues.   Amish people are perceived as very different from us but this book made me think about the fact that we are more alike than we think we are.   I highly recommend this book to readers.
        I rated this book 5 stars because it's just that good!!!  
I received a free copy of this book from the author with no requirement to post a review.  All opinions are expressed are my own and published as my own choice.

About the Author:
Leslie Gould

Leslie Gould is the best-selling and award-winning author of twenty-three novels. She loves traveling, research, Shakespeare's plays, and church history. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon and are the parents of four children.