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Judith Lapp has found a sense of belonging as nanny to her nephew in his happy Amish community – but longs for a family of her own. Guy Hoover is an Englischer who feels like an outsider – although his employers’ treat him as family. When Judith begins tutoring Guy, could the possibility of a new family for both come to be?
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Love Inspired Historical
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 0.76 X 4.21 (inches)|
Series: Amish Country Brides
Crystal4 Stars Out Of 5Pleasantly SurprisedMarch 22, 2018CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have not read much Amish fiction, so I wasnt sure what to expect with this book. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the storyline, characters, and emotional depth of the plot. Judith and Guy were so adorable and sweet in their interactions and care for one another. Both characters grew by the end of the story, especially Guy who received unconditional love and wisdom from the Masts. My heart broke for him in learning about his childhood, his biological fathers neglect, and his longing even as an adult to have a connection and be a family with his father. Lastly, I dont much about Amish culture, so I thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into Amish traditions and practices. This sweet, gentle romance receives four stars!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions.
Inspirationalfictionreader4 Stars Out Of 54.5 Stars!March 20, 2018InspirationalfictionreaderQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed this book by Jan Drexler. I don't read a ton of Amish books, but after I read one, I always wonder why I don't read more of them. I love the sense of community and how everyone pitches in to help everyone else especially in times of need.
I loved Judith. She was so mature, loving, and helpful. She had a deep faith and strong morals and values, and she did not let people or situations cause her to lose sight of them. I really felt for Guy and what he was going through. He desperately longed for his dad to come back to him as he had promised. Even though his dad failed him time and again, Guy still had faith in him and the life he thought they could have together one day. This caused him to struggle with fully devoting himself to his new family and community. He felt caught between two worlds. I loved reading how Guy matured and grew throughout the book. He struggled and fought but eventually learned, accepted, and embraced his real family, God and the church.
This is the first book I have read by Jan Drexler, but I will definitely be looking into her backlist! I also really appreciated the reader note from Jan at the back of the book that tells why this story is so meaningful to her.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author. All opinions are my own.
Laura4 Stars Out Of 5A Depression Era Amish RomanceMarch 19, 2018LauraQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this story. It's set in the Depression era, at an Amish Community. It explores the idea of what does family mean? What does loving someone really involve? I loved how the main male character, Guy Hoover was portrayed. The growth & struggles that he experienced were well written. The leading lady also has room for growth as she comes to an age where she can choose which path she should take. Is it time to love? Find out more by reading The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart!
I was given a copy of this book as a gift. All opinions expressed are my own.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another exceptional Amish historical romance from Jan DrexlerFebruary 22, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I fall more in love with Jan Drexler's writing with each book I read. She has a gift for creating memorable characters (and,if you are familiar with some of her other LIH work, you'll recognize a few of them playing a secondary role in this one.) And the way she steeps her stories with historical tidbits makes me feel like I've time-traveled into the Depression Era. Plus, her stories are deliciously complicated for a tag line claiming "plain and simple." Plain as in Amish, yes, but there's nothing simple about this historical romance. It's rife with angst and inspiration and the yearning we all have to belong.