Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Amish Groom

Authors: Susan Meisser and Mindy Starns Clark
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
April 2014
ISBN: 978-0736957342
Genre: Amish

Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime.
Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler's proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him.
When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all?
A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, THE AMISH GROOM (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

I've read all of Mindy Starns Clarks books, and enjoyed them, and one of Susan Meissner's book, didn't enjoy that so much. But I have to say that this collaboration with Mindy and Susan is a winner. I loved it more than I have enjoyed her previous collaborations. I have an advance reader copy, but I will be getting a copy for my keeper shelf, for sure. 

AN AMISH GROOM is a wonderful book about a boy who was raised Amish but always felt he never belonged--and how he discovered where his real heart rested. If you read one Amish book this year, make sure you chose AN AMISH GROOM. Discussion questions are included. 5 stars. 356 pages. $13.99


Judy said...

Great review Laura! This one is going on my wish list for sure!

Judy B

Diana montgomery said...

Sounds really good. A must read I think, :)