Wonderful And Warm
Amish Brides is a trio of stories that will warm the reader’s heart. All three are similar but different, having themes in common. They are light hearted and highly amusing reads. Matchmaking can happen whether you are eight or eighty! I really enjoyed this trio of feel-good reads.
The Reluctant Groom by Jennifer Beckstrand is a delightful tale to begin this collection. It is full of humour, laughter and love. Matchmaking by an elderly grandparent certainly warms the heart. “All young men should be married before they make nuisances of themselves.” Reminiscent of the opening of Pride And Prejudice. It is also a study in grief. Grief that threatens to overwhelm. Grief that causes more guilt than happy memories. “I feel guilty even enjoying this cheese because Mary can’t.” We need to be happy because the person lived and not sad because they died. The Reluctant Groom was a wonderful, warm read that made the reader feel good.
Joshua’s Bride by Molly Jebber is a wonderful Amish tale about love, forgiveness and helping your neighbour. There are also the themes of prejudice and grudges. “Don’t let her destroy your life by carrying a grudge.” Bad choices by a family member lead to others being shunned. God’s grace, plans and forgiveness are far greater than ours. A beautiful tale of love and redemption.
A Summer Wedding In Paradise by Amy Lillard is an absolutely delightful read. It is warm, welcoming and highly amusing. The reader really ‘felt’ included in the action as comprehensive descriptions meant a ‘walk’ through the story rather than just reading it. The three young girls were delightful in both their innocence and their creative matchmaking skills. I chortled my way through the action. The story had themes of healing and identity. We all need to be free to be the person God created us to be. The wonderful family feel to the story really warmed my heart. The perfect end to a fabulous trio of tales.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.