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  1. nelle
    Iowa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice Light Read
    October 4, 2020
    nelle
    Iowa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    It was a good read.
  2. Deanna
    NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Nice story of second chances!
    June 12, 2019
    Deanna
    NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Amish Widow's Rescue.
    What a story of second chances! Her husband dies and she has two children and one on the way. She is struggling to make ends meet by working hard in her Jam business and taking care of two children while pregnant she is one strong and busy lady! I really enjoyed how the neighbor stepped up to help where he could and the relationship that develops between them. Wonderful story.

    I was gifted a copy, my review was required. My review is voluntary.
  3. Melissa
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Hope for the Future
    June 10, 2019
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for The Amish Widow's Rescue.
    I often don't care for Amish fiction by Rachel has changed my perspective. I enjoy her books because she puts together plots that are never dull and have interesting twists.

    Something happened in Elijah's past that makes him want to distance himself from the children yet he keeps finding himself drawn to Grace's children.

    Grace's marriage was not what she hoped for and she doesn't hope for anything more in the future.

    I enjoyed this story and seeing where characters from previous books are as well.

    A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.
  4. Deana
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Good Neighbor
    June 9, 2019
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Amish Widow's Rescue.
    I don't think I have read many Amish stories that deal with widowhood. This story was a nice change of pace and captured the realism of being a widow. It also reminds us that the Amish face problems and tragedies just like the English do. Grace has been in a marriage that was unhappy and abusive. She never told anyone how difficult her marriage was and I wondered if she was ashamed or afraid to say anything. When her husband suddenly passes away, her world is turned upside down.

    Grace has her hands full with two small children, a jam making business and running the farm. I was fascinated by all the work it takes to make jam, can it and sell it. It was not easy but Grace did her best. There was evidence that she didn't like anyone to help her and maybe because she had always done everything herself. Her inability to accept help was something she needed to work on. I thought right away it was her pride. If she asked for help, would it look like she was weak?

    Living next door to Grace, he knew she was struggling but for some reason he had it in his head that Grace was ignoring her children and concentrating on her jam business more. The ugliness of judgment was alive in Elijah and he needed to change his way of thinking. Being abandoned as a child has caused him to judge mothers and be a bit standoffish around them. I loved how Elijah stepped up and helped Grace doing chores and watching her children. His heart began to soften towards Grace and it was nice to see him admit he had judged her wrongly.

    Although the main story is about Grace and Elijah, I don't want to forget to mention a sweet little boy named Levi. He is such a loving child and hungry for attention from a father figure. The author does a great job of slowly showing how Levi and Elijah bonded. It was good for Elijah to open his heart and experience how much love a child can give. Their time together was special and I loved how easy Levi took to Elijah.

    There is a lot more to the story but I don't want to spoil anything. I loved the surprises the author had in the story and how forgiveness was a big part of the emotional journey the characters took. Have you ever had a neighbor help you out without asking for anything in return? When is the last time you reached out to your neighbor and offered a helping hand? I loved the theme of loving your neighbor as yourself. Sometimes we forget everyone around us and only focus on our own problems. Let this story remind you to reach out and help someone out. Don't allow pride to consume you and always love and forgive unconditionally.

    I received a copy of this book from Celebrate. Lit The review is my own opinion.
  5. MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Powerful drama of overcoming the past
    June 8, 2019
    MaryAnn
    OR
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Amish Widow's Rescue.
    Losses play a huge role in this touching story. Grace loses her husband and struggles to care for her young children and keep her jam business going, even with a baby on the way. Her helpful neighbor Elijah must deal with his own losses from the past. This character-driven novel delves into the hearts and lives of these two strong-willed Amish folk. They seem alive and authentic. As they deal with daily life, readers accompany them through each situation they face, feeling like they're involved in the drama. The tale also includes some suspense and surprises, including some things I haven't seen in any Amish novel I've read. They author knows how to spin a good story and keep readers interested and make them care about the people involved. Will Grace and Elijah work things out together, or are they each too independent? How can the characters in the book overcome the pain of the past to move on to a better future? I received a copy from the author through Celebrate Lit. All opinions are my own.
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