A nontraditional Amish man called to minister to the inner-city youth. An overwhelmed Amish woman terrified of the idea. When lies and manipulators threaten to destroy her life, she’s forced outside her comfort zone. Will she learn that God’s love spreads to more than just her people?
Bid for Love
The top bidder in the Amish silent auction wins a day of yardwork from Marty and two of his friends. But why did this wealthy Englischer pay so much money when she has a professional lawn service? Marty is shocked to when she offers him money to turn her granddaughter Amish. He refuses, but when Olivia and her grandmother both end up missing, Marty is fingered for the crime. How can he ever prove his innocence when all the clues the police find point to his guilt?
Spring is a long way in coming to the Big Sky country of Montana, and Lyddie Hershberger is still living in the winter of her life. First her husband died a little more than a year earlier, then Lyddie lost their unborn child. Now, an accident sends her father-in-law to the hospital clinging to his life. Will the gloom of winter ever leave their West Kootenai community? When word of his daed’s accident reaches Thomas Hershberger in Colorado, he rushes home to find all his old sins waiting for him there, along with the woman who destroyed his heart. His brother’s widow, Lyddie Hershberger. After someone breaks into the family home while Thomas and Lyddie are at the hospital, it soon becomes apparent that his father’s accident is anything but.
As Lyddie and Thomas struggle to understand why someone wishes their family harm, old feelings of love resurface. Is it possible for Thomas to overcome the guilt he feels for his part in his brother’s death and convince Lyddie that their love can melt any heartache standing in their way?
I loved reading all three of these Amish books. What great relaxing reads that will take you into the Amish world to experience their heartaches, loves, and the joy of their families. All of the books are quick reads that would be great for the summer. My review for Bid for Love by Rachel Good: Bid for Love takes you to an Charity action where an older women puts in a surprise bid. It's leaves the three young Amish men she hired wondering if she is alright in her mind and if she is dangerous or not. With a show of honesty, hard work ethics, and caring about the community the boys are determined to do what they were hired to do. The mystery deepens as the story goes along and there is a bit of romance. I loved the grandmother and what she did to protect her granddaughter. She explored every option until she knew what was best. The plot was well thought out and every detail was explored. I just wish it could have been a bit longer . It was a good book.
My review for Plain Redemption by Mary Alford:
Plain Redemption deals with grieve, love, close family, and has a great mystery. A mystery so intriguing that it draws you right in and one you will never guess. This book also deals with the feelings of grieve we can go through and hits them right on the nail head. It's funny how we can experience guilt over a death when we didn't do anything wrong. The if only's plague us till we learn to accept it was not our fault, it just happened. No matter how we see it in our mind until we talk it out with someone we cannot forgive ourselves.
It's amazing the amount of detail that was put into this novelette. Good book!
I was given this book by the author. All opinions are my own.