This book was one of those I didn't think I'd like when I opened it up but that I was so glad I had read as I continued. Although Amish fiction isn't my favorite genre, I picked this one because I was familiar with Susan Meissner's books and have enjoyed them in the past. But when I started the book and realized it was written in first person from the male character's perspective, I immediately began to regret my choice.
But I kept reading- because it was a review and I felt obligated- and my opinion quickly changed. I was drawn into the story. Tyler is a great first person narrator. It didn't take me long to get into his story. The other characters were also compelling and interesting to get to know through Tyler's eyes.
I didn't regret picking it up at all. In fact, I really enjoyed the read. I give it four stars and a G for content.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Mindy is also the author of numerous plays and musicals which have been performed all over the United States. She has written textbooks, articles, short stories, and more than 75 computer software manuals. A former singer and stand-up comedian, Mindy lives with her husband and two teenage daughters near Valley Forge, PA. She enjoys speaking to churches, civic groups, and libraries across the country. Her unique blend of humor and insight make her an audience favorite.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime.
Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him. When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all?
A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Amish Groom, go HERE.
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