Thursday, July 25, 2019

Book Review: A Family for Gracie (Amish of Pontotoc Book 3) by Amy Lillard

A Family for Gracie (Amish of Pontotoc Book 3) by [Lillard, Amy]

A Family for Gracie (Amish of Pontotoc Book 3) 

by Amy Lillard

For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, faith and family are everything—even when they pose the greatest challenge . . .
Gracie Glick is known for being the helpful one, always available for a relative in need. But now that she’s longing for a home and family of her own, it’s time to help herself. With few eligible men in Pontotoc, Gracie’s choices, and her time, are limited. So she takes a bold leap of faith: she proposes to Matthew Byler, a handsome, recently widowed, father of five. It’s not until after they’re married that Gracie learns Matthew doesn’t want more children . . .
With his grief still fresh, and his children needing care while he tends to his farm, Gracie is the answer to Matthew’s prayers. But a marriage in name only suits him fine. And when he finally tells Gracie the dismaying reason why, they must decide whether to continue 
together—or apart. It’s a choice that will force them both to look deeper into their hearts than ever before
. .

My thoughts:

I laughed and cried while reading A Family for Gracie and it was a book that continued to stay with me for a long time.

Gracie was hoping and longing for a family but sometimes wishes don't turn out as rosy as you think.  Then, of course you think everyone must know what as happened. If you live in a small Amish community like Pontotoc, if you not careful they will.

I applaud Gracie for being so bold and she remained my favorite character throughout.  She knew what she wanted and didn't care to try.  At the same time I felt so sorry for Matthew in is time of grief.  A grief described so well that I fully understood all the feelings he was having.   

Touching on Amish traditions, family, grief, forgiveness, and a steadfast faith that God will see you throughout, it was a wonderful read!  .   

I was given a copy of the book by Netgalley but was not required to give a positive review.  

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Jill said...

I read this and loved this book as well. :)

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

It was very good Jill. I always get excited to review an Amy Lillard book!