Friday, June 2, 2017

Marrying Jonah

GIVEAWAY

LILLARD, AMY
MARRYING JONAH

Life isn't always as simple as it seems for the Amish community of Wells Landing, Okalahoma

Everyone in town knows that Sarah Yoder is enamored with Jonah Miller, even though he's been with his girlfriend, Lorie for years. But all that changes when Lorie runs off with another man. Inconsolable, his faith in love shattered, Jonah resists everyone's attempts to ease his pain -- until the unexpected happens one night.

Jonah is filled with confusion. Sarah is not the woman he yearns for, yet he asks for her hand in marriage, if only out of honor. Still, he worries, can they live in harmony if their vows are built on a lie? As Sarah seeks spiritual advice, Jonah tries to look toward the future -- and finally begins to see her for who she really is: a beautiful, strong-willed woman whose heart is pure and belief is true. But will it be too late for him to prove that he wants to be her husband?

My Review:

A captivating Amish romance that took an unexpected turn (for me anyway) early on and kept me on tenterhooks until the very end. Jonah and Sarah's path to love doesn't come easily. There's angst aplenty between unfortunate circumstances, meddlesome family and communication breakdowns. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!

Jonah is holding onto past hurts longer than necessary, finding forgiveness elusive as he tries to move forward in a life he hadn't planned. Sarah's secret dream has become a reality -- but with an unexpected bleak twist that has left her reeling. It isn't until they both find peace through their faith that they are able to find peace together. A beautiful, uplifting sweet romance..

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Marrying Jonah, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment, please remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 4 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. I haven't read a Lillard Amish book yet, but I've certainty heard of her. This one sounds good!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I haven't read all of her books so I think I should be playing catch up soon. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Amy Lillard is a very talented author of Amish books who sometimes gets overlooked. Even by me sometimes, unfortunately. I hadn't heard of this one. Please toss my name in the bonnet. I enjoyed your review, Kav! Thank you!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I know I lost track of her when she switched from Christian Publisher to Kengisngton. Katie's Choice and Gabriel's Bride were the ones I'd read first -- and I think Katie's Choice is one of the most attractive Amish covers I've ever seen. Anyway, this book is the sixth of the series though it reads fine as a standalone. I've only read one other book in the series. So, I have to keep Amy Lillard on radar so I don't miss out on even more. Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Those were the first two I read as well. And like you, I also loved the cover on Katie's Choice! Something about all that pink on an Amish book that's quite fetching.

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  3. Amy writes great books and would love to win a copy of this one, thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Yes she does! I need to read more of them. Good luck, Wendy.

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  4. I haven't read any books by this author. I love books about love that has to be worked at. Maybe because that seems to have been my lot in life, Maybe because so many people give up so easily these days, or maybe because it is such a great example of God's unconditional love for us - in spite of who we are.
    Sounds like a great read.
    amyl smith at bledsoe DOT net

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    1. Well said, Aimee. And this pair really does have to work at it!!!! I love what you said about God's unconditional love...that really shines through in this story as well. Good luck!

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  5. I'm familiar with Amy and her books. We have some of her books in the church library. Looking forward to reading her latest one.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I want to visit your library some time, Janet!!!!! Good luck.

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    2. Dear Kav,
      You are welcome to come anytime. Just let me know when you would like to visit.

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  6. Looks like a nice amish book. Thanks for the chance to win. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com :)

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  7. I always find a pertinent life lesson in every Amish book I read and this one sounds that way as well. Sometimes the things we wish for aren't always the things we get. I have faith in Jonah and Sarah. Thanks, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. They have a rough journey but it's worth the struggle in the end. Good luck, Diane.

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  8. I've never read her books, but would love to. The covers are so pretty. Thank you
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. Love your review of this book. I haven't read Amy's books, but I'd like to read this one, I'll be putting this one on the "need to read list." Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I always enjoy Amy's books. Love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. MARRYING JONAH sounds like an absolutely marvelous read. Between the book write up and your review, I am definitely putting it on my to read list.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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

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  12. This sounds really good!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  13. I love reading about the Amish. this sounds like an adventure in faith and hope.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. I love Amish fiction too and I have a number I'm excited to read for future reviews and giveaways so stay tuned. Good luck, Lori.

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  14. This is a new author for me.
    Dianna

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  15. It has been a while since I read one of Amy's books. This one sounds like it will be one to read in one sitting. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Definitely time to catch up with this author. Good luck, Donna.

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  16. Read this one. I love all her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  17. I'm intrigued! This sounds like a great story.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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