Published by ZondervanSeries: Amish Brides Of Birch Creek #2
Date Published:4 June, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance
Source: Zondervan, NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N
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Bestselling and award-winning author Kathleen Fuller returns to the Amish community of Birch Creek in this charming tale of falling in love while pursuing the dreams of your heart.
Having grown up in poverty, Seth Yoder refuses to be financially insecure again. His passion is woodcarving, but he’s vowed to work on his father’s successful farm, even though his heart is in his craft. Splitting his time between farming and his secret hobby keeps him busy—too busy for social activities.
Martha Detweiler has a different problem—she’s the only single woman in a community full of young men, and they’re all competing for her favor. All of them . . . except Seth Yoder. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, she finds herself constantly fleeing from them, and that isn’t the way she wants to live her life.
When Cevilla Schlabach, Birch Creek’s resident matchmaker, hears of Martha’s predicament, she believes she has the answer—convince Seth to give the impression that he and Martha are dating. Both Martha and Seth think this is a terrible idea, but Cevilla doesn’t let go of something once she gets it in her head. And when Delilah Stoll, a new resident of Birch Creek, eyes Seth as the perfect man for her granddaughter, Nina, Cevilla digs in her heels.
Can Seth and Martha convince their family and friends to leave them alone? Or will their struggles against a community that seems to have decided both their fates bring them closer together?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan, NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
Mrs. Fuller never fails her fans when she creates these amazing, real-to-life Amish stories that she fills with hope, understanding and mercy. This is the second book in her Amish Brides Of Birch Creek series, and, just like the first book, it did not disappoint! From start to finish, I loved every second of Martha and Seth’s story.
Sweet Martha! Oh how I loved her! A beautiful Amish woman who just wanted to be left alone by all the single Amish men in her community. I don’t blame her, though. When she meets Seth, I loved their interaction! I absolutely adored Seth! He was a wonderfully chiseled character and I could feel his emotions and feelings as if they were mine. He thought he was helping her out……..but, what was a farce, soon turned out to be much, much more.
If you are looking for a story that will warm your heart, grip your emotions and take you one a wonderful, whirlwind ride, then grab this book up now. It’s a page turner that will keep you awake long into the night. This is a 4 star read that has wonderful messages woven into the story line and will be on my keeper shelf for a long time to come! Hats off and two thumbs up to the talent that is known as Kathleen Fuller.