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The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5A charming story!June 10, 2019The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Farmer's Bride is the second delightful book in An Amish Brides of Birch Creek series. I recommend reading The Teacher's Bride first. It gives you the backstory on Cevilla and Richard, the town and how Chris and Ruby came to be together. I thought The Farmer's Bride was well-written (as are all of Kathleen Fuller's books) and it proceeded at a steady pace. It has charming characters and a lovely setting (I would like to live in Birch Creek). I thought the characters were realistic and I could feel their emotions plus their struggles. Cevilla Schlabach is a hoot. She gets an idea into her head and there is no stopping her. Richard is the perfect companion for Cevilla, and his comments are humorous. It will be interesting to see if Richard can give up his modern conveniences. Cevilla meets her match when Delilah Stoll moves to town. Delilah is a determined woman who steamrolls over anyone who gets in the way of her goal. Delilah and Cevilla butting heads had me chuckling. I liked how Martha enjoyed learning new things (like tying nautical knots) and working on puzzles. I completely agreed with the comment "There's something gratifying about completing a challenge". I had to smile when I heard soda referred to as "pop". I had not heard that phrase since I lived in Ohio (I got teased for using it when I first moved to Florida). It was hot in Birch Creek (like it currently is in Florida) and I could relate to Cevilla saying it is "hotter than a pat of butter melting in a frying pan". The Christian elements are beautifully incorporated into the story with emphasis on having a strong faith, relying on God, forgiveness of others and oneself, and the importance of prayer. The Farmer's Bride is an amusing Amish tale that I did not want to end (but then I was eager to see how it ended). I am impatiently waiting for the release of the next An Amish Brides of Birch Creek Novel to revisit Birch Creek and see what is in store for Selah Ropp.
PattiAB5 Stars Out Of 5ROMANCE COMES AGAIN TO BIRCH CREEKJune 5, 2019PattiABHow would you like to find yourself in Martha Detwiler's shoes, where all the young single Amish men in your community are after your affections. Every single young man, except Seth Yoder, who is more interested in being a successful farmer.
Every Amish community has a matchmaker and eighty year old Cevill Schilbach is making it "her business" to match Martha and Seth up. Will Cevill make a match "made in heaven." To find out get yourself a copy of Kathleen Fuller's newest release The Farmer's Bride. This is the second book in Ms. Fuller's Amish Brides of Birch Creek. It is a story full of love, faith, wonderful characters and friendshisp
pattiagal5 Stars Out Of 5Brand New!June 4, 2019pattiagalQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Farmer's Bride by Kathleen Fuller is the second book in the Birch Creek series. Martha Detweiler has the most unusual problem. She is the only single young adult female in Birch Creek and the apple of every single boys eye! Martha is overwhelmed with the unwanted attention and spends more time hiding than socializing. Seth Yoder is a hard working young man. Although he isn't fond of farming, he has made a promise to himself to always help his father. His father labored long and hard through difficult years to make the farm what it is today. Seth has a secret hobby that he dreams someday he can work at full time. He has no interest in socializing especially with Martha Detweiler! The town matchmaker, Cevilla, believes the two can fool everyone by pretending to be a couple, thus giving Martha some space and Seth time for his hobby. But sometimes good intentions can spiral out of control with a lot of interesting and comical consequences!
The Farmer's Bride is a great story with likeable and humorous characters, a great setting, and an Amish community that is willing to go the extra mile to keep Birch Creek the wonderful place that it is!
Christa5 Stars Out Of 5A Sweet Story!June 4, 2019ChristaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Kathleen Fuller's newest release, The Farmer's Bride is a must-read! This story is part of An Amish Brides of Birch Creek series.
Martha Detweiler and Seth Yoder were meant to be together, at least that's what Martha's elderly neighbor Cevilla suggests. Cevilla is determined to put her matchmaking skills to the test! Meanwhile, Martha is trying to dodge the attention from all of the other men in her community since she is the only available young Amish woman. That all changes though when the Stoll family moves to Birch Creek from Wisconsin. You will definitely want to read this book as the entire story unfolds.
Kathleen Fuller does a great job of bringing the characters to life. You will feel like you are right there with them in beautiful Birch Creek, Ohio. They experience circumstances that we can all relate to including anger, guilt, frustration, love and faith. A sweet story that I definitely recommend reading!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from NetGalley and have given my honest opinion.
ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyable Amish RomanceJune 3, 2019ConnieKentuckyAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Some women might enjoy being the only single woman in their community and having several young men pursuing them but Martha Detweiler isn't one of those women. She knows that she needs to be thinking about marriage but this isn't the way she wants to get a husband. Seth Yoder is the only bachelor in Birch Hollow who isn't after Martha and he feels no need to claim a wife. At the suggestion of a beloved older member of the Amish community Martha and Seth begin a little deception: they will act like they're seeing each other and then, finally, they will have some peace!
I liked the characters of Martha and Seth and I am especially glad to re-visit Cevilla and Richard , the two older people that we first met in A Chance to Remember, the novella that Kathleen Fuller penned for An Amish Reunion. Cevilla and Richard now admit to being in love but they still face the hurdle of Cevilla being Amish and Richard being an "Englisher".
This is a fun story but it is has serious moments also. Seth yearns to make a living with his wood carvings but he feels obligated to help on his family's farm. Martha also enjoys creating beautiful objects from wood and she and Seth take pleasure in having this is common. Soon, Martha realizes that Cevilla's Plan B isn't as far-fetched as she believed because she is actually beginning to have feelings for Seth. The Farmer's Bride shows that we never know what is waiting around the bend and we should never close our minds (and hearts) to the possibility of love.
You will definitely want to read The Farmer's Bride if you enjoy stories about the Amish way of life and if you believe that romance can occur at any time of life. I truly enjoyed this book.
I received a complimentary copy from the author but a positive review was not required.