Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amish Promises

GIVEAWAY

GOULD, LESLIE
AMISH PROMISES

Journey Down a Quiet Lane in Lancaster County Where Love and Heartache and Friendship and Healing Meet
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 new neighbor, Shani, and the two begin to form a strong friendship forged on 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 Review:

A rich read with so many luscious layers to delve into. Gould takes us into the lives of real people struggling to shield their families from loss and heartache. Only everyone is broken, experiences can scar and suddenly finding shelter at home isn't as easy as it sounds.

There are so many wonderful characters to relate to -- I especially connected with Shani and Eve. Two women determined to do the best for their families despite some of the members within them. Loved watching the way their friendship spanned a cultural divide and strengthened in the midst of adversity.

The twisty turny romance thread caused me to shed a tear or two. So complicated. So impossible. So perfect.

An intense read with light spurts of comic relief. And impossible to put down.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Amish Promises please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 17  2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

27 comments:

  1. A romance with many luscious layers to delve into. You have my attention! I'd enjoy reading this one..
    dkstevensneAToutlookD oTCoM

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    1. It's sooooo good. Scrumptious. Good luck, Deanna.

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  2. You find the best books to review! This is a new one to me that I would really enjoy!

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    1. You definitely would, rubynreba. Good luck.

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  3. I would love to win Leslie's new book, "Amish Promises", I really enjoy her writing. Thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. I think this is my favourite of hers --- and I don't say that lightly. Good luck, Wendy.

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  4. Since the Amish try to separate themselves from the world, I can see where living next to Englischers could be troublesome. Look forward to reading this story and discovering what happens. josieringerATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Tons happens, Martha!!!! Life happens!!!!!! Phew -- this will keep you on your toes. Good luck.

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  5. Amish Promises sounds like a beautiful story! Thank you for the chance to win, Kav!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  6. I'm not familiar with Leslie's writing, thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. OOOOOh. This looks like a good one.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Amy.

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  8. I love books that make me shed a tear here and there, and are impossible to put down! Please count me in!

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    1. Oops...dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    2. This one fits the bill then, Diana. Good luck.

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  9. My oldest daughter and I have both been waiting for this to come out since last Autumn. Looking forward to reading this beautifully emotional story then sharing with my daughter. Thank you for a great review Kav !
    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Love that you and your daughter have the same reading tastes. That has to be fun. Good luck, Deanne.

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  10. Though I don't read a lot of Amish stories, I do like Leslie Gould's books. Amish Promises sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance to win it and for your review.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I think you would enjoy it, Pam. Good luck..

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  11. I am definitely intrigued by this one, Kav. Thank you for the giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  12. I am always happy to get another Leslie Gould book, Kav. And your description make it sound really good. Thanks. Maxie
    > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  13. We have Leslie's books in the church library but not this one. Would love to win it!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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