THURSDAY'S BRIDE book review

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Thursday's Bride
by Patricia Johns

Book Description:
For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve--and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband's accidental death--but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can't help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved--and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm's length . . .

Levi can't blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can't deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her--and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .

5 Stars: 5/5 Star Rating
Rosmanda and Levi stole my heart.  I can certainly feel a great deal of empathy for both of the characters.  Both are grieving the loss of Wayne, one, his widow and one, his brother.  But they also feel an attraction that they can't deny for each other and it's causing problems for them in the here and now!   
Can Rosmanda and Levi ever move past the hurt they feel and resolve their feelings towards each other?  How can things ever be settled with them living under the same roof?  Both of them are being pressured to marry someone and yet, they truly feel the strongest attraction for each other but Rosmanda feels it's forbidden to her.  
I loved this book, it kept my interest and added some surprises along the way that the reader will love!  I am finding lots of time to read during our time of social distancing during the Covid-19 Pandemic and this book really warmed my heart and made me feel hopeful.  It also renewed my faith in God and in love. 
I received a digital ARC of this book from netgalley and Zebra Publishing. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author:
Patricia Johns

Patricia Johns has her Honors BA in English Literature from University of Toronto. She writes from Alberta, Canada, where she lives with her husband and son.


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