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About the Book
Book title: Springs of Love
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye
Release date: June 15, 2017
The Kissing Bridge
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.
Sold on Love
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?
Cowboys and Amish Girls
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.
I have yet to meet a group of novellas about Amish fiction that I have not liked. When I saw this one I was excited. I have read and enjoyed books by Laura and Rachel before, but who was this Thomas fellow? New author to me, and the first male author of Amish fiction I have read. I am not going to lie, I wanted to skip to his story first to see if this guy was for real! Let me put your mind at ease….Thomas Nye can keep on writing Amish fiction in my world!
But let’s start at the beginning. The Kissing Bridge was wonderful. It actually touched on something that is not too heard of in Amish fiction – anger management. I like an Amish story to be realistic, and I do think there are quite a few men (and women for that matter) out there that have anger issues. But in Amish fiction, we want all the men to be strong, bold, good to their wives, loving, doting on their children, etc. Laura brings a realness to this story that I found refreshing. Let’s have a male character have some issues and see how the family and community reacts. But don’t let that over power the true story – Anna and Reuben. These two…I just wanted them to be together from the very beginning. They are a couple that you just know should be together, and you keep biting your fingernails as you read through the book because you are scared they won’t be!
Sold on Love had be laughing, quite a bit actually. Lavina’s little brother Stephen, absolutely stole the show. I could picture him being so anxious and excited, causing little bouts of trouble here and there, flashing this innocent smile after each incident. He melted my heart, although I think I would not have as much patience in dealing with him as Lavina did. Here’s the thing about this story. It reminded me to look at the world like a child does. I think sometimes as adults we are too focused on the wrong things, and need to look at things simplistically. Even in choosing out mates!
And lastly, the new-to-me author Thomas Nye and his novella, Cowboys and Amish Girls. I truly enjoyed this story. It is so different from the norm in Amish fiction, but I found myself believing it could happen and loving it! Why can’t an Amish community live right next to a Cowboy community? This story is about two worlds colliding, and learning how to coexist. Truman and Charity are fun, spunky, and know how to push each other’s buttons. I couldn’t wait to finish this story and see how these two worlds would try to combine.
Amish fiction fans will get a kick out of these stories. Christian fiction readers will enjoy them as well. And if you’re someone who doesn’t think they totally like Amish fiction, i encourage you to give these a shot. I think you just might change your mind! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
Rachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & Friends, Love & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.
Guest post from Laura Hilton
June 8: Bibliophile Reviews
June 9: Carpe Diem
June 10: DEE’S QUILTS & BOOKS
June 11: Back Porch Reads
June 11: Cafinated Reads
June 13: A Baker’s Perspective
June 14: Bigreadersite
June 15: Reading Is My SuperPower
June 16: Red Headed Book Lady
June 17: Christian Bookaholic
June 18: Karen Sue Hadley
June 19: cherylbbookblog
June 20: Blossoms and Blessings
June 21: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
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