Friday, September 1, 2017

Second Chance Amish Bride (Brides of Lost Creek #1) by Marta Perry

Caring for her late cousin's young kinder is Jessie Miller's duty--even if it means seeing their father again. Years ago, she thought Caleb King might be her husband--until he met her cousin and Jessie's dream was cut short. Laid up with a broken leg and a demanding dairy farm, Caleb needs her. But Caleb wants no woman around...and no reminder of the wife who abandoned her family before her death. Especially since he fears Jessie will throw a wrench in his plan to remain a single dad. She's gentle and kind, and if Caleb isn't careful, she may be just what his little Amish family needs.


About The Author

Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania valley. They have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren, and when she's not busy writing her next book, she's usually trying to keep up with her gardening, baking for church events, or visiting those beautiful grandkids.


My Review

The theme of this story is forgiveness and guilt, and they have compounded so that all have been touched by the hurt.
The author has done a great job of showing just how the lack of forgiveness and keeping a grudge is affecting all of those around you, especially the young and impressionable.
This book does take place in Amish Country, but it could be anywhere, an immature Mom up and leaves her family. Now the people that raised her and the family she left are and have been hurting and each blaming themselves. The ironic part of this Amish family is that it seems that history keeps repeating itself in their home, but why?
Again the same as in all communities, there are those few with loose lips, and it is unexpected here, but does happen. There are some really sad moments here, and it will tear at your heart, then again there are some sweet and cute moments.
This is a read that goes fast, but one that you want to get to the end with for the answers, but them once arrived, there is a sense of loss.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.

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