I wasn't sure what to expect from an Amish romance but this story was filled with everything a great story should have. Based on the blurb, I was prepared for the story line of tragedy and sorrow. What I was surprised about was the story with Aden and Sol. I went from hating Sol to feeling such deep sorrow for him by the end of the book. I hope the author considers writing a second book focusing on Sol's story and how he comes to terms with what he has done and the changed man he is. Wonderfully written story that pulls at your heart strings.
My only critique is the story lacked the physical intimacy that I was expecting. The author builds up the physical attraction between the couple, focusing on how they look at one another, their reaction to an innocent touch, etc But when the time comes to take their marriage into the bedroom, the author writes about a brief kiss and then fast forwards. We only know they were intimate because at one point Sadie thinks that her new mood was because her and Aden had consummated their marriage finally. I was left wanting to know more about their first time together, given the build up of physical attraction.
Was it awkward? Did they both feel the love the other one has? Overall though, I really enjoyed this book and the unique story line. View 1 comment. A well written story of love, heartache, forgiveness, and second chances. The eldest, Solomon was only 19 and already a drunk and a very mean person.
He and Sol were in the cornfield the day 16 year old Sadie was walking back to the family store with bags of ice. Drunk as usual, Sol appeared in front of Sadie and blocked her way. She kept that promise for more than six years. One day while Sadie and her sister Abigail worked in the store, their parents and Joanna went to pick apples.
A police officer came into the store to inform Sadie that the buggy her parents and youngest sister were in had been hit by a car.
Her mamm and daed were dead and Joanna had been taken to the hospital. Read about the love and devotion she has for her sisters. Read about why Sadie does marry after promising herself she never would. Thank you Kathleen Fuller for a wonderful read! Oct 06, Diane rated it it was amazing.
I have to say I'm not usually a fan of romance and at first I thought this might be the typical romance: girl doesn't like guy, girl grows to like guy then love and happily ever after. Kathleen Fuller has an exceptional story here. The Reluctant Bride encompasses disenchantment, abuse, broken people, hope, love and strong faith. Sadie Schrock and Aden Troyer were thrown into marriage by a tragedy and the Bishop Aden's father of their Amish community. Sadie doesn't trust A I have to say I'm not usually a fan of romance and at first I thought this might be the typical romance: girl doesn't like guy, girl grows to like guy then love and happily ever after.
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The Bishop has his reasons for wanting them to marry. He has ruled his 2 sons' lives with abuse and negativity and plans to rule Aiden and Sadie's marriage the same way. Bishop Troyer has an agenda of his own and he does not tolerate disobedience. Kathleen Fuller has developed awesome characters and the story draws the reader into their lives. I felt this was an remarkable read and I highly recommend it. I received this book free from the publisher for review purposes. Oct 25, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc-reviewer , amish-fiction.
I was instantly drawn to this book from the moment I read the back cover. I was hoping the inside of the book was just as good as the description on the back. Did the book live up to my expectations?
In fact, it surpassed them! The characters in this book were well developed. There are ones you will immediately like and ones you will hate. The author did a wonderful job of creating these characters and making them feel so real that I forgot they were fictional. The st I was instantly drawn to this book from the moment I read the back cover. The story is told at just the right pace. The story has a very real and natural progression that lent to the believability of the story.
I didn't feel like anything was rushed and the Sadie and Aden's story was told to perfection. A Reluctant Bride is a wonderfully told story of love, loss, and second chances. It is definitely one for the keeper shelf. A second or third reading of this book will be just as good as the first.
A must read for fans of love stories, Amish or not. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given. Jan 20, Kate Campos rated it really liked it. This book surprised me with its emotional impact and wonderfully effective pacing.
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I didn't expect the plot to progress as it did, which made it an enjoyable read simply for the interesting story, but then the author slowly and delicately makes the reader wait for the real emotional fulfillment of the story. It leaves you waiting breathlessly as you see the love story unfold from its very first sprig of hope to a delicate blossom. So much passion without the main characters even touching! Amazin This book surprised me with its emotional impact and wonderfully effective pacing.
And finding such emotional tension and passion without scenes of lovemaking truly is remarkable in a cultural age that craves physicality in its romance literature to the point of smut becoming mainstream bestsellers yes, I'm looking at you, Fifty Shades. A Reluctant Bride is tasteful, loving, honest, and simply wonderful. I very much enjoyed it. Overall grade: 4 stars. I really enjoyed the book and would consider reading it again. Jul 11, Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Things are not always as we perceive and at first look the Amish Community of Birch Creek, looks and acts just like most others.
This is the Bishops family, and there are a lot of deep dark secrets here. Beginning with just about the first page we see that one of the Bishops sons is a drunkard. He attacks of one his own, Sadie Schrock, and life Things are not always as we perceive and at first look the Amish Community of Birch Creek, looks and acts just like most others. He attacks of one his own, Sadie Schrock, and life then throws funny punches at her by placing him in her life forever. I was shocked at some of the revelations that happened in this story, and yet they happen in all cultures, and unfortunately they seem to repeat themselves.
We can only hope that it stops at this generation and does not move forward. It is a compelling page-turner, and yes you will shed tears, and hope for the best. Will life turn around for Sadie and her sisters? I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.
I received a free copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review. For me, this was a first. I already knew books about Amish are popular, but I never came to reading these books. The story was great, the characters likeable.
I also learned to let go of prejudices. To give an example, I always thought Amish did not have showers only bathtubs and such , running water and such. Initially the showers taken and such bugged me, but thank goodness there is google ;- So this book pushed I received a free copy from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
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Initially the showers taken and such bugged me, but thank goodness there is google ;- So this book pushed me to learn something new as well. The only thing that was slightly annoying, was that the Amish words were constantly written in italics. I can imagine doing it the first time such a word appears, but when it lasts throughout the book and happens sometimes even multiple times in one sentence, it diverts from the story.
That does not mean the Amish words in themselves are a bad thing, but I would've preferred them without the italics.
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