Tuesday, February 22, 2022

An Amish Bride (Joyful River Book 2) by Rosalind Lauer

 

In Joyful River, Pennsylvania, the faith-filled Amish community lives side by side with the English world, healing problems and overcoming hardship with compassion, love, and abiding trust in Gott’s plan.
 
For Sam Lapp, every day spent working on his family’s dairy farm is a reminder of Gott’s bounty and goodness. And he’s found the person he wants to share that life with. Sam remembers the exact moment he stopped seeing Sadie Beiler as just his sister’s best friend, and saw instead the graceful, loving woman she’s become. If only he had seen it before Sadie began courting someone else . . .
 
When Sadie first caught the eye of a handsome auctioneer, she felt blessed, hopeful that marriage would provide an escape from her troubled home. But as months stretch on without a proposal, Sadie discovers a worrying new side to her beau—and a growing kinship with Sam. Thoughtful, hardworking, kind to his visiting English cousins and to her, Sam shows Sadie that real love is just a stone’s throw away. But when an unexpected obstacle forces a separation between them, can steadfast faith make Sadie an Amish bride at last?

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About The Author

 



Rosalind Lauer grew up in a large family in Maryland and began visiting Lancaster County’s Amish community as a child. Lauer attended Wagner College in New York City and worked as an editor for Simon & Schuster and Harlequin Books. She now lives with her family in Oregon, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees.

 

My Review


 I loved my return visit Joyful River, and I sure wasn't disappointed, what a page-turner.

This book begins with the wedding, and the realization that you don't always see what is right before your eyes, but there is also something that we don't expect in an Amish Community.

There are some tough subjects that the author brings to light, and some hard times for those who want to be together, and we are along as we journey to the truth, and hope for the future.

Now with some still unanswered questions, I am hoping for future reads!

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

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