Monday, June 19, 2017

Amish Weddings

GIVEAWAY

GOULD, LESLIE
AMISH WEDDINGS

Will love be enough to fix what tragedy threatens?

Gregarious Rosie Lehma, who's always the life of the Amith 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 is injured in a devastating accident, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced in her life. Only Reuben seems to notice, but he never voices his concerns. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part wishes Reuben would finally express his love and 'fight' for her. Have her choices ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

My Review:

Book Three in the Neighbors of Lancaster County series  continues with Lila and Zach's story (Amish Sweethearts) as well as focusing on Lila's sister, Rosie. While Rosie's part of the story can be enjoyed as a standalone, a reader will need to be familiar with the intricacies of all that has happened between the Lehman and the Beck families to fully appreciate Zane and Lila's portion of this book. So I'd recommend reading them in order. Plus, there's a whole contingency of secondary characters that might be hard to keep track of without the benefit of having read Amish Promises and Amish Sweethearts.

And, mercy, but the author doesn't hold back when it comes to putting her characters through the wringer! She throws them all into the refiner's fire and I squirmed and fumed and sighed as Lila and Zane and Rosie and Reuben  faced untold tragedy and loss. It shattered my sensitive reader's heart time and time again. But then the author deftly put the pieces back together again as she transformed tragedy into a story of deep love and abiding grace.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Amish Weddings, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment make sure to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please add the title in the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced in Sunday June 25 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. I have this book (won it a while back) and I already know I need to read the first two. I'm odd like that, can't just read one or two novels in a series even if they are stand-alone. I have to read every single one in order...lol! But I know you are the same way Kav, and I appreciate you letting us know when it's best to do so in your reviews. You could miss so much by not familiarizing yourself to the characters, backstories and settings. :-)

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read this series soon. The family dynamics are incredible. Lots of angst and emotion but laughter too. Maybe your library could get the first two in for you!

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  2. This series has been on my to-read list a long time. Thank you for the chance to win!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's a worthwhile read -- all of them. Good luck, Melody.

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  3. This looks like a really great Amish book. Thanks for sharing it with us and your review of it. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com :)

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  4. this sounds like a wonderful book. I love reading about the Amish.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Leslie Gould has done an amazing job with the Amish and Englisch relationships. A great read. Good luck, Lori.

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  5. Thank you for the chance. Sounds good.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  6. I love books with characters and storylines that bring out my emotions and this series sounds like one I definitely want to read. Adding more books to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. If you like to have your emotions engaged you definitely want to read this series, Diane. Good luck!

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  7. I love Leslie Gould books and so want to read AMISH WEDDINGS. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Isn't she an awesome author? Good luck, Kay.

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  8. Love Leslie's books. Haven't read the first two in this series yet, I like reading them in order so I can read them all st once. Would love winning of course! Thanks for the chance!
    Blessings. Joy
    ibjoy1953 at. Yahoo. Dot. Com

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    1. You have more self-control than I have, Joy. I have to read the books as soon as they release. Good luck, Joy.

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  9. Love Leslie's books, thank you for the chance to win a copy of her new one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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

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  10. We have Leslie's books in the church library but not this particular one.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You must complete the set, Janet. Good luck.

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  11. After visiting Lancaster County last year, I'm even more anxious to always read books about Lancaster County!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'd love to visit Lancaster County sometime. You'll have all the visuals to go with the story. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  12. I haven't read any of this series yet but it sounds like I need to do so. I love Amish fiction! I would love to visit Lancaster county sometime too! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. This is a great series if you love Amish fiction, Donna. Good luck.

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