Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amish Promises by Leslie Gould


Amish Promises by Leslie Gould (@lesliejeangould)


Page Count: 352
Published on: May 5th 2015
Published by: Bethany Publishing House
Genre(s):  Amish Fiction, Christian Lit, Christian Fiction
Source: Print: Paperback: Provided by publisher

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon 

My Rating: 5 stars





Goodreads synopsis:

       When Joel and Shani Beck arrive at their new home on Juneberry Lane in Lancaster, PA, they’re looking for peace. Joel’s recently returned from Iraq and is recuperating, and Shani is just happy to have her family back together. They can’t imagine any trouble with their Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, but things get off to a rocky start when their son accidently hurts Simon, one of the Lehman boys.

       Timothy Lehman, a widower, is the family patriarch and demands the Beck boy work in Simon’s place. Tensions escalate, but Shani can’t help but be drawn to Eve Lehman, Timothy’s sister, who runs the household. The two begin to form a strong friendship forged on faith and family, and things seem like they’ve quieted down until Joel’s single and handsome army friend Charlie catches Eve’s eye. Suddenly, life for both families becomes more complicated than any of them could have ever imagined.

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Hey guys!

      This was sent to me by Bethany House Publishing House! Now, this is an adult Christian romance novel, and I absolutely loved it! The synopsis above pretty much sums it up! The Becks move to Lancaster County after Joel Beck came home from Iraq to recuperate from a terrifying attack. His wife, Shani, and his son, Zane, are just happy to have the family back together. But after an accident with their neighbors the Lehmans, Zane is asked to help with the chores around the Lehman's farm. The families are really different, the Lehmans are Amish and the Becks are "Englisch", but sooner rather than later, the families become friends. But Joel's single friend, Charlie, starts to befriend Eve Lehman. Suddenly, the lives of the families starts to become even more complicated. This story is about healing and forgiveness and God's love and neighborliness. 
       
       This story was unlike any other Amish Christian romance book. I loved all of the characters and all of the kids were super cute and just...total kids and they were a big part of what the other characters did and all of their life choices were put in consideration if they were God's will or if it benifited the kids. I loved how Eve and Charlie and Tim and Shani and Joel all made their decisions were God driven and amazing...

      I really liked this book! I didn't know if I would, but I really enjoyed it! The characters were well rounded and the story was really original and the messages were really amazing!

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these...To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 12:29-33

You guys will love this book! Until next time!

Olivia
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