Snow Globe, Amish of Jamesport Series #1
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A seasoned riverboat captain, Victor Petersheim has seen his share of trials. He left the Amish after the death of his parents and siblings in a house fire for which he still feels responsible. Now, after year of working on the Mississippi River, he returns home to claim the farm that he inherited from his grandparents--and, hopefully to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts that he left in his wake.
Cindy Loven5 Stars Out Of 5Tension, oh yeah!August 20, 2014Cindy LovenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Whooa..this book is filled with romantic tension? My first thought was SIZZLING! The romantic tension between Esther and Viktor was palpable, you could feel it when you read into each scene. But the story was so much more than just a book filled with romantic tension, it was a book that also gave you a peek into the mechanics of marriages in the Amish. I thought I was going to have to go talk to the Bishop too. (You will understand that when you read the book) My heart hurt for Viktor as he worked through his emotional issues, I cried along with him, literally. I love a book that makes me laugh and cry and this book did both. A wonderful story that you must read! 5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review
DaliSB, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Beautiful StoryAugust 16, 2014DaliSB, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5She remembers him as the most annoying bu in school. A flirt. And she would not think about him more than she had to......Not at all.
He remembers her as a thin, gangly girl he'd gone to school with. A few years younger than him. But...., she definitely wasn't a beanpole anymore. Had she always been this pretty?
When I picked up this book, it was late in the evening, so I told myself, "One chapter and that's it for today." Well, that didn't quite work out as planned. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down and one chapter turned into the entire book which I finished in the wee hours of the morning. Well worth it, I might add.
What was it about this book that captured my attention? It is a story of what self placed guilt can do to a person. It is a story of the harm caused by gossip and envy. It is a story of having your whole life planned out for you and not having a say in the matter. It is a story of sadness, joy, love, forgiveness, salvation, and new beginnings. It is a story of what happens when one's world gets shaken up, like a snow globe, and everything just feels topsy turvy and out of control. But eventually, everything settles and falls into place. Laura Hilton weaves all of these elements into the story. Nothing is overdone. The combination is just right. And she definitely knows how to add tender, sweet, romantic, toe curling moments into the story. She is truly a master at it. It is indeed a beautiful story.
JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An advance look at this wonderful story!August 11, 2014JCMorrowsAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5OK! Before you go running off to order, let me warn you that this is a review of a book which is only available for pre-order - right now.
However, I highly recommend that you go pre-order it as soon as you possibly can (like right after you read this awesome review)! It is a WONDERFUL book!
Laura V. Hilton shows that it doesn't matter whether you're Amish or English, love and attraction can take you by surprise and turn your whole world upside down!
The Snow Globe is book 1 of Laura V. Hilton's new series: The Amish of Jamesport and I'm already looking forward to the next one!
This is not just a story that only readers of Amish fiction will enjoy. The clever wit and family dynamics will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good, clean romance.
Sparks fly from the very start of this intriguing romantic adventure!
Esther Beachy wants nothing to do with Viktor Petersheim and Viktor could not be more annoyed with his grandmother's choice of a caretaker. He has returned home to discover a woman in his house - a woman he does not want to be attracted to... but God has other plans. And so do Reuben and Anna Petersheim.
One thing is for sure, we are in for a wonderfully unpredictable experience and I am certain you will be looking forward to the next book as much as I am!
Of course that is one bad thing about getting an advance look. I have to wait that much longer for the next book... unless Laura lets me get an advance look at it too. *fingers crossed*
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. THANKS Laura!
Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Laura V. Hilton Has Done It Again! Don't Miss This Book!August 3, 2014Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Imagine not having a choice to make your own decisions in life. You are told that you have to be completely submissive. In other words, you have no say so what so ever even in the person you are to marry because this has been decided for you since you were very young. Continue imagining for a minute; suppose lies have been told about you and everyone but a few people completely believe those lies. What hope do you have that the real truth will come out? This appears to be Esther Beachys lot in life.
What becomes of a young man who leaves the Amish community because living in that community brings immense pain and guilt to him? He knows that he can never become Amish again. After all, he did something so bad that God would never forgive him and he will never forgive himself. Viktor Petersheim is that young man.
When I picked up this book and read through the first page I knew it would be a book I would have a hard time putting down.
There are several scenes in this book that made my blood boil. When you have a mean spirit you are capable of anything.
I loved the romance in this book. I really enjoyed reading about those tender forbidden moments.
Author Laura V. Hilton has a way with Amish fiction stories that will capture your heart and mind for the duration of a book. I am in awe how her books keep getting better and better. I was so engrossed in this book that I couldnt pull myself away from it. When I had to put it down I couldnt wait to pick it up again.
If you love Amish fiction you will not want to miss The Snow Globe. I loved it and I cant wait to read more from this author.
I wish to thank the publisher and author for allowing me to read and review this outstanding book. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
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