Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Book Review~Amish Promises
About the Book: When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home, they're looking for peace. Shani is thrilled to have Joel back from Iraq but he needs time to heal, and the quiet of Lancaster seems just the place. They can't imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son is involved in an accident that injures one of the Lehman boys.
Eve Lehman has run her brother's household ever since the death of his wife, but Tim's a stern patriarch. Despite his protests, she's drawn to the neigh neighbor, Shani, and the two begin to form a strong friendship forged o faith and family. Things seem like they've quieted down until Joel's single and handsome army friend Charlie catches Eve's attention-a man unlike any Eve has ever met. Suddenly life for both families becomes more complicated than any of them could have ever imagined.
My Thoughts: Amish Promises is the first book in a new series, Neighbors of Lancaster County, by author Leslie Gould. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was an interesting blend of Amish and English trying to live next door to each other, with their lives intertwined through a series of events. The English family has so much they are going through, with the husband suffering from PTSD and physical injuries. The Amish family is struggling themselves, grieving the loss of the mother of the family. Trouble within each family is heightened as trouble brews between the two families. Forgiveness, acceptance, and trusting God are strong themes in this story.
Amish Promises is available to purchase at Baker Publishing Group and retailers online.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.