Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Reluctant Bride (An Amish of Birch Creek Novel) by Kathleen Fuller

Book Description:  She never wanted to marry. He hopes to make amends for past wrongs. Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts?
Sadie Schrock swore she would never marry. All of her other Amish friends could court and marry—she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents are ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. With mounting hospital bills adding to the pile of debt her parents left behind, Sadie is left with no choice: she must marry. And not just any man—the man who saw her at her weakest and walked away.
Aden knows what his brother did to Sadie years ago was inexcusable. And every day since that incident, Aden has lived with the guilt for not intervening sooner. When he is faced with the chance to protect Sadie once again, he can’t let her down—even if it means living with the scorn of the woman he loves for the rest of his life.
Working alongside Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn’t the same boy who once betrayed her. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, 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.

My Thoughts: Sometimes it's great to pick up a novel that is fresh and thought provoking.  Yes, A Reluctant Bride is a thought provoking Amish read.  Why is it thought provoking?  I'm so glad you asked, reader.  It's thought provoking because the story is about an Amish woman who does not want to marry.  Not wanting to marry in the Amish community is kind.of.like not wanting to drive in the English community.  Just kind of hard to understand.
Sadie does not want to marry.  She is content taking care of the family business...and then everything changes in a  flash!  Her parents are killed by a reckless driver.  Both her parents are gone! And her youngest sister is seriously hurt and is in the hospital.  
Mounting hospital bills seem like a huge mountain that will never be conquered.
Sadie then realizes that she will need to marry for the sake of her family. 
As she works alongside Aden her once boyfriend, she realizes that he isn't the young man that betrayed her all those years ago.  In fact, she marries Aden and begins to feel that he is the man she was meant to marry.
And then secrets and more dangerous secrets come to the front of their marriage.  
Kathleen Fuller writes a fantastic novel of the Amish world that is filled with secrets, love and faith!

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Series: An Amish of Birch Creek Novel (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718033159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718033156

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