Tuesday, April 19, 2016
An Amish Match (Amish Hearts, #2) by Jo Ann Brown
A Convenient Wedding
With a baby on the way, a toddler son to care for and a run-down farm, Amish widow Rebekah Burkholder is worried for her family's future. So when a kind, hardworking Amish widower with three children proposes marriage for sensible reasons, Rebekah accepts. She'll oversee Joshua Stoltzfus's household, be a loving mother to his children and try to reach his rebellious teenager. Joshua will make a wonderful father to her young son and the little one soon to be born. But as Rebekah unexpectedly falls for her new husband, dare she hope that Joshua will reopen his heart to love, too?
About The Author
Jo Ann Brown has been creating characters and stories for as long as she can remember. Her first stories were populated with her friends and sisters. She wrote her first novel in high school, and it happily resides in the very back of her file cabinet. Fast forward through college, serving in the Army as a quartermaster officer, getting married, and increasing her blessings with three children...and Jo Ann sold her first book (a western historical romance) in 1987. Since it was published in 1988, she has sold over 100 titles and has become a best-selling and award-winning author. Romantic Times called her "a truly talented author." She writes romance, mystery, and paranormal under a variety of pen names. She currently writes for Harlequin Love Inspired Historical and Guideposts mystery series as Jo Ann Brown, and she writes paranormal, Regency romances, and mysteries for ImaJinn. She also is co-authoring an Amish series for Berkley with Cameron Dokey. They write as Marianne Ellis.
Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages and are sold on every continent except Antarctica. A sought-after speaker, she has been teaching creative writing for over 20 years, and she established several popular fiction courses at Brown University.
She has always lived on the east coast, but now resides in Nevada with her husband and two chubby cats.
It didn’t take long for me to begin walking in Rebekah Burkholder’s shoes and become absorbed in her life and her darling three year old Sammy. When Joshua Stoltzfus’s family badgers him to remarry he thinks of Rebekah a recent widow and decides he might as well help the both of them.
Rebekah was married to one of Joshua’s best friends and he know he can never fill his shoes or replace her love for him, he is also three years widowed and still madly in love with his deceased wife.
Rebekah is keeping secrets from her new husband, and he has noticed how she flinches from his touch, will he regret his decision? His family of two sons and a daughter welcome Rebekah and Sammy and love they way the house has cleaned up and the mouth-watering meals that they are now enjoying.
Will all of this come to an end because of Rebekah’s past? Will his children decide they don’t want her in their live as a mother?
Come and enjoy this really sweet, page-turning read. I’m so glad I turned the first cover.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.