From bestselling author, Kathleen Fuller, comes another heartwarming romantic comedy set in the beloved Amish community of Birch Creek.
This is the first time I’ve read an Amish centered romance. I remember Amish and historical romances being big with conservative Christian women in my life. I know my mom was wrapped in a series similar to this. I don’t have a lot of experience with Christian books or romances (though I am trying, especially, with the romances).
The main story is focused on Martha. She’s a very single lady who could have her pickings when it came to men in her community. However, for her this is a problem that she’s struggling to solve. Instead of facing them, or enjoying it or telling them to bug off — she runs.
The story begins with her running away from the men via her mother. Her mother shoos them off with a lie. She takes this chance to head off to Cevilla’s house. Unbeknownst to Martha, this visit would start up match making for her and this man named Seth.
Cevilla had a plan to get the other men away from her — pretend that she was dating Seth. Problem? Seth is a character who is oblivious to everything, especially, women.
The story threads over to another girl named Nina. She’s from a family who recently moved into the community. Her grandmother is already on task in regards to the matchmaking. Nina is more of a tomboy so her grandmother disapproves of everything that she likes because it.. won’t fetch her a husband.
Overall, the story flows well and is a good enough read to recommend. I enjoyed the light breeziness of the writing. It reads like something a teenager could read and get into as well. I don’t know what the exact age target for this is or if it’s a general reading situation. The characters use phrases that aren’t usually things we’d say.
The author provides a dictionary at the start of the book to help ease readers unfamiliar with these words out. Through the story the characters use the words in ways that allow readers to figure out what they’re saying, anyway. But good to have.
Downloaded thanks to Netgalley and Zondervan for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I apologize for the review getting out so late. We’ve been dealing with unpacking after evacuating from the flooding earlier in the week. Chaos has ended!