Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain by Kelly Long

Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways.

But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found...and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true.

About The Author 

Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children. 

My Review: 

found this to be a different kind of Amish story, the Amisch of Ice Mountain, appear to be a more liberal sect in some ways, and yet up on a mountain they are really cut off from the real world.
The Bishop has allowed Dr Jude Lyons to live among them and study them, which I found very unusual. With an innocent kiss Jude ends up married to Mary King, ok, and he is currently engaged to another woman. He proceeds to take Mary to Atlanta and his family, whom we find out, is very wealthy.
What an insight we get into Jude’s life, and some of the heartbreak he has experienced. You will feel sorry for him. His mother is different, with her silver spoon in her mouth, and the Dad was very indifferent to his family. The saving grace was Grandpa, what a love and friend to Mary he turned out to be.
Jude has decided that he will bring Mary back to the mountain and get an annulment; he doesn’t realize that there is no such thing in Amish society.
This story does have quite a bit more sexual implications than other stories of this type that I have read. It is well done, but is more of a PG rating.
I did enjoy this read, and am really looking forward to the next two.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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