Saturday, March 11, 2017

Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould (Review)

  • Series: Neighbors of Lancaster County (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 3, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764216945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764216947

  • Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler--until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.

    When her sister Lila's buggy is rear-ended and Lila is horribly injured, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced. Everyone is so concerned about Lila that no one realizes Rose is sneaking out with Trevor. Except for Reuben. But in his usual passive way, he doesn't confront her, nor does he address the situation with her Dat or anyone else in the district. Rose appreciates Reuben's discretion, but she also resents it. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part of her wishes Reuben would "fight" for her, as much as any Amish man would. Too late, she realizes the foolish choice she's made. Has she ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

    My Review:

    This is book three in the Neighbors of Lancaster County series. I have only read this book. I never liked the main character Rose in this book. I did end up liking Reuben, her Amish love interest. I did not like the Lila injured part. It did not work in the story for me. The character of Lila in this book is not developed enough. There was a plot twist toward the end that took me a little by surprise. Overall, it was just an okay Amish romance book. I have read and liked other books by this author.

    Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starnes Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels including two Lancaster Amish series. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Oregon. Learn more at

    Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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