August 27, 2015

A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller

I received this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: September 8, 2015
Number of pages: 320
Genre: Amish Fiction
Series: An Amish of Birch Creek #1

When tragedy strikes an independent Amish woman, she must accept a marriage proposal from the man she vowed never to marry.

As the oldest daughter in an Amish family, Sadie's life was mapped out since the day she was born. She would join the church, marry an Amish man, and eventually she and her husband would take over her family's store. But when her parents unexpectedly die in a buggy accident, her life goes into a tailspin. Determined to keep her parents' legacy alive, Sadie works harder than ever to provide for herself and her younger sisters.

However, the bishop is unwilling to let a young woman manage the property and business all on her own. He gives Sadie two choices: marry his son, Aden, or relinquish the business and land to the community. Not willing to give up on her dream, she weds Aden, resigning herself to a loveless marriage.

But while working with Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn't the same boy who had betrayed her in the past. In fact, she begins to look forward to the time they spend together, getting to know the man with a kind heart and gentle smile. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, several dangerous secrets are revealed. Now everything Sadie has worked so hard to protect is threatened, and she must find a way to save her family-and herself.

What did I think of this book:
This book is a good start to a new Amish series. As we all know I enjoy reading Amish fiction and this book was not a disappointment. I felt bad for Sadie losing her parents in a buggy accident but she was a strong woman and was able to go on. The bishop was not one of my favorite people because he gave her an ulimatium in order to keep her property and business. It was a journey to watch how Sadie and Aden learning to like each other while Aden helped her keep things going. This book has plenty of secrets as well as some romance to keep the story moving at a nice pace. The author did a good job developing the characters and leaves you wanting to know more about some of the secondary characters. I look forward to more books in this series. 

About the author:
Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.

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