Thursday, February 4, 2016

Amish Sweethearts

Book description:  "For years Zane Beck and his Amish neighbor Lila Lehman were best of friends. But just as Zane gathered the courage to discover if their friendship could develop into something more, her controlling father arranged for her to be courted by their bishop's son. Zane, heartbroken and frustrated, joined the Army, running away from his shattered dreams.

The passing of time and the distance between Zane and Lila haven't been enough to halt their--now completely hidden--feelings for each other. Any hope for their love grows even more impossible though as Zane's service takes a dangerous turn when he's deployed to Afghanistan. Being on the frontline, confronted with the hard choices of war, has him questioning everything, including whether he can continue to serve or not. But all choices have consequences, and with Lila preparing to marry another, will these one-time sweethearts ever find the life together that they both still long for?"

My review:  While I did thoroughly enjoy reading this book, it was a bit unrealistic for me. Trying to combine the Amish and English world is not an easy task. I think that Leslie Gould is a very good story-teller, and this book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat at times. I was kept guessing until the very end even though I knew how it was supposed to end. I loved the characters and will look forward to reading more books in this series.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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