Friday, December 12, 2014
Book Review~The Bachelor
The Bachelor, by Stephanie Reed, is the second book in the Plain City Peace series. I read the first book in the series, The Bargain, and really enjoyed it. In this story, Betsie Troyer is back at home, away from the Englisch world she was working in. She continues to be distraught over her parents leaving the Amish church. Now its just Betsie and her sister living in the house, barely making ends meet.
Betsie's boyfriend Charley has told her he wants to spend his life with her, and she is counting on that promise. But when the Englisch family she worked for comes to her door needing her help, she can't turn them down. Because she helps them, most importantly a little girl who needs love, she is in trouble with the Amish community. She also has a deep friendship with Michael, the English family's son, which is threatening her relationship with Charley. Betsie doesn't know which direction to go with her life.
What I Thought: Another great story in the Plain City Peace series! The Bachelor was easy to get caught up in and quick to read. I really like the character Betsie-she seems real and down to earth. I felt for her-she feels abandoned by her parents. She also can't turn down someone who needs help, even if her Amish community does not agree. Betsie is torn in many different directions-between two men and two communities.
Right now The Bachelor Kindle edition is only $1.99 on Amazon.
*Disclosure: I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.