Thursday, August 5, 2021

An Unexpected Amish Courtship (Surprised by Love)


An Unexpected Amish Courtship 

(Surprised by Love) 

Mass Market Paperback – ebook

July 27, 2021

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zebra 
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • IISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1420150384

  • Sometimes love, guided by the Grace of God, is found in the most unexpected places or in unexpected ways. And in USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good's second Surprised by Love romance, the bustling Green Valley Farmer's Market and Auction is the perfect setting for a shy man who trains assistance dogs and a young woman with fledgling a homemade pet food business to find love when they least expect it...

    The luscious scent of fresh-picked peaches and summer apples...the warming promise of grilled corn, sweet and savory baked goods...and love. In Rachel J. Good's uplifting Amish romance series, blessed hearts come together in a bustling Pennsylvania community and farmer's market...

    Jilted by her first love, Sovilla Mast fled her hometown to live in Pennsylvania with an aunt she's never met. Only after she arrives does she realize that the cantankerous woman has left the faith and alienated everyone around her. To take her mind off her sadness, Sovilla turns to baking homemade pet food and treats to sell at the Valley Green Farmer's Market. It's there she meets dog breeder Isaac Lantz...

    Shy and kind-hearted, Isaac breeds Labrador retrievers and works as a puppy raiser for assistance dogs. When he and Sovilla bond at the market, he is immediately drawn to her. And when he tells her he needs a new puppy raiser, Sovilla jumps at the chance. But as their friendship deepens, Isaac can't help but notice that Sovilla keeps herself at a safe distance. Gaining a puppy's trust and affection has been easy for Isaac, yet he has no idea how to win the heart of the woman he's fallen in love with--until Sovilla needs advice in dealing with her aunt. Soon, Isaac is putting his lessons from man's best friend, and his faith, to work for the good of all involved...

  • Marilyn’s thoughts:

    Wow! What a masterful and creative story found within the pages of An Unexpected Amish Courtship. Sovilla Mast is sent to live with her Aunt Wilma after her controlling uncle’s actions of moving her mother and sisters into his home. She was shocked to discover her aunt was not Amish nor cared about living for God. Sovilla was persistent in showing God’s love but it was difficult at times. Isaac Lantz seeing Sovilla at the farmers market made his heart yearn for her. But he knew she wouldn’t go for someone like him who stuttered and was a puppy raiser for those in need of a guide dog. There were so many unexpected events, broken hearts, characters who intervene showing God’s love and most of all family secrets cannot stay hidden forever.  Mrs. Vandenberg, Sovilla and Isaac are all favorite characters along with Fern and Gideon I met in the first Surprised by Love book, An Unexpected Amish Proposal.


    This book is everything I enjoy in an Amish genre with characters that became like family. The Lantz family and their love to help others even when they struggled with their own needs. Sovilla and her family my heart went out to but not to give any spoilers I appreciate how Good brought everything together before the end. A gentle spiritual theme flowed through that anyone can be used by God when they trust in Him to lead them.


    I received a complimentary ARC of this book from the author and publisher without any obligation to write a positive review. I have shared my own thoughts.




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