Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Book Review: One More Time for Joy by Amy Lillard


One More Time for Joy (Paradise Valley Book 3)

                             by Amy Lillard

Joy Lehman has pressed on faithfully since losing her husband, raising their children and running a thriving bakery alone. Even caring for her oldest son, Johnny—seriously injured after a fall—has not shaken her fierce independence. Johnny will walk again, she’s sure. Until then, a meeting of the Widows’ Club at her home makes it clear that Joy must consider some costly renovations. Her brother-in-law, Uriah, is happy to provide the lumber and the labor—if Joy will accept his help.

Uriah understands family challenges—he’s a widower himself, and father to four daughters. Yet he can see that Joy’s struggle lies deeper than house repairs, in learning to accept an altered future for her son. As Uriah’s daughters begin helping in the bakery, and Joy and Uriah’s bond grows deeper, a new possibility glows bright—the unexpected happiness that lies in embracing one strong, united family, filled with support and love . . .

My thoughts:

One More Time for Joy, is a sweet Christian Amish Romance. With great descriptions, as the story unfolds, you feel like you right there in Joy's home.  

I loved the family dynamics of both Joy's and Uriah's family.  Both families have such love, faith, and the children are deeply devoted to their surviving parent.   I especially loved Joy's character, a strong woman trying to raise the children on her own (one with a handicap) and doesn't want to give up her independence she has achieved.  She  makes it through life on her own with prayer and determination.  

What a great book. Such a relaxing read. 

 This book was given to me but this is my honest review.

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