Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain

Author: Kelly Long                                   
Publisher: Zebra Inspirational Romance
November 2014
ASIN:  978-1420135442
Genre:  Amish Romance

The Amish Bride

Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways.

But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found. . .and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true. 

THE AMISH BRIDE OF ICE MOUNTAIN is a book I wanted to read for ages. I loved Ms. Long’s books with Thomas Nelson, but this was too… sensual, too ABA, too steamy, too much. I also disagreed about some of the things she included. An Amish woman being forced to marry an Englischer. Jumping over the broom to be married. No. This is Amish…  Or supposed to be.  Sex (or want of it) seemed to be all the characters could think about. The rest of the story seemed an after-thought.

I was greatly disappointed by this book and won’t be reading the second one in this series.  I got this book from and was not required to write a review, positive or negative.  I am doing it because I don't want other of Ms. Long’s fans  to be blindsided.

3 stars. Available in ebook and paperback. 352 pages.

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