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  1. Faye
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fast, Fun Read
    February 16, 2021
    Faye
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for A Double Dose of Love, #1.
    A light-hearted Amish romance that follows two sets of twins as they take new chances and find love.

    This is a quick fun read, upbeat with quirky characters. Darla King is the more impulsive of the twins, while her sister, Amanda likes to play it safe. Darla sees an advertisement for mail-order brides to a newer Amish settlement, having never been in a relationship before she jumps at the chance to spread her wings. Amanda agrees to go with Darla, but only to watch out for her and make sure that she stays out of trouble.

    Amish twins Zeke and Zeb Bontrager are struggling to make ends meet with their shared horse farm, neither of them has time for romance. Zeke's financial struggles and poor business choices threaten to steal both he and his brother's dream.

    I enjoyed this quick, lighter read, it is fun and upbeat. I liked that Amanda and Zeb were more more reasonable and level-headed, which allowed me to relate to them more, as sometimes Darla was just too much for me. The members of the Birch Creek community are welcoming and kind, and I liked how the women of the area especially were welcoming to both Amanda and Darla.

    This was a enjoyable read that is a great start to the series as it introduces characters that we might see in the future and it has a fun premise. A sweet Amish romance that will bring a smile to your face.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  2. Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    wonderful Amish romance
    February 11, 2021
    Thereadmaster
    Davenport,Iowa
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really enjoyed reading about the 2 sets of twins meeting each other. I enjoy reading about how identical twins can be so different from each other even though they look alike. This story had many twists and turns and I like that they think they are going there as mail order brides. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from edelweiss for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
  3. Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amish Romance
    January 23, 2021
    Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for A Double Dose of Love, #1.
    A Double Dose of Love, by Kathleen Fuller, is book one in An Amish Mail-Order Bride Novel. While unpacking a box, Darla finds a newspaper with an add for mail order brides to go to Birch Creek. As she sets her sites on going, her twin sister, Amanda, and parents join forces to allow her twin to go with to convince her to return home.Zeb and Zeke are twin brothers who have purchased a farm. Zeb is left to handle the farm while Zeke spends his time elsewhere, especially at a local restaurant, where Darla gets a job as soon as arriving in town.

    This is a nice easy to read story with strong characters. The writing is clear and descriptive. I enjoyed seeing the differences between the siblings. Amanda has always been expected to look after Darla who had issues after being born and is impulsive. She feel like her parents only care about Darla. Darla resents that her parents hold her back. Zeb is the responsible twin who is taking on so many responsibilities while Zeke is the one who avoids responsibilities and hides things from Zeb. I especially enjoyed the parts where the parents realize how they have treated their children and explain it to the children.

    I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Zondervan Fiction through NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion..
  4. arkmom
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Twins for twins!
    January 15, 2021
    arkmom
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Darla and Amanda King are 21 year old identical twins whose parents are overly protective. As the 'responsible' one, Amanda, has always had to look out for impulsive Darla. Up to par for Darla, to see an ad for mail-order brides in Birch Creek, and attempt to sneak out of the house to move to the town and be the answer to the ad for some lucky man! Amanda, promised to go with her if she'd wait a few days and they tell their parents. As usual, Amanda is given the task of looking after Darla and bringing her back home very soon.

    Darla has no plans to return home and soon gets hired in a restaurant. Amanda is miserable and trying to pacify their parents through phone calls. Amanda soon realizes that their only concern is for Darla, and it has always been that way. Being the 'responsible' one is overrated, as Amanda would like her parents to also show concern for her.

    Zeke and Zeb (also identical twins) live in Birch Creek and have recently purchased property and a house for a business buying, training, and selling horses. Zeb is the responsible one, while Zeke is reckless, selfish, deceptive and a slacker when it comes to work. He is also a very bad manager of finances and dishonest, which brings him no lack of misery.

    Do you see where this story is going? The ending was very predictable very early on in the story, but was still a good story.

    Darla meets Zeke and is convinced he is the 'one' that God intends for her to marry. Zeke, on the other hand, is just not feeling it.

    Amanda had a 'secret' boyfriend before who cheated on her and then dumped her, so she is not looking for romance at all, and seems to believe men cannot be trusted. Besides, her job is to get Darla and herself back home.

    Read to see if the two sets of twins find romance.

    I was given a free ecopy by the publisher, Zondervan and Netgalley. I was under no obligation to leave a positive review.
  5. sgreene01
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun Read
    January 10, 2021
    sgreene01
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for A Double Dose of Love, #1.
    Kathleen Fuller gives us another great, fun read in her new series, Amish Mail Order Brides. I think we have all heard of mail order brides when the West was being settled, but Amish mail order brides is not something I would have envisioned in Amish reading.

    This is a quick, enjoyable read about two sets of twins, Zeke and Zeb, and Amanda and Darla, who meet when the girls move to a new settlement after reading an advertisement for Amish mail order brides. We become a part of their lives as we see the challenges they face as siblings, then as new friends, and how they face life as grown-ups learning to live independently of their siblings, but yet maintaining the closeness of twins.

    My only criticism of this book was I found it frustrating at times to keep Zeke and Zeb straight with the closeness of their names. I did not experience that with Amanda and Darla.

    I recommend this book to all lovers of Amish books. I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishers and NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.
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