Happy Book Release Day! Some of the new books out today are The Words I Never Wrote by Jane Thynne, The Protective One by Shelley Shepard Gray, Careless Whiskers by Miranda James, Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb, and An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman (paperback version out today). Which book are you looking forward to reading? If you enjoy paranormal mysteries, Game of Bones by Erin Johnson comes out January 24. It is the third tale in A Magic Market Mysteries.
An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman takes us on a journey to Goshen, Indiana. Susannah Beiler is thankful that her cancer is in remission. Her life has been on hold for the last two years while she underwent chemotherapy. Susannah feels that no Amish man will want to marry her because she cannot have children. She wants to move forward with her life, but she is unsure on how to do it. Micah Fisher from Unity, Maine has been sent by his parents to live with his grandparents for the next six months. They are hoping that he will mature and become baptized. Micah does not understand why there must be so many rules. He sees life a little differently and likes to have fun. Susannah does not want Micah to break any hearts while in town and agrees to be his companion for his outings. Micah feels that he will have little fun with Susannah along since she is a rule follower plus she is the bishop’s daughter. As they spend time together, Susannah discovers a different side of Micah and he brings joy to her life. Micah finds himself enjoying his time with Susannah. But then something unexpected happens that could change Micah’s life forever.
An Unlikely Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman is the fifth book in the Indiana Amish Brides series. Each book in the series can be read on its own. I thought the characters were developed and realistic. I like Vannetta Chapman’s engaging writing style. I was drawn right into the story and just wanted to keep reading to the end. Micah Fisher is twenty-five and has been spoiled by his seven older sisters. He is a rebel with a cocky attitude. Micah is also a hard worker and a quick learner. Susannah told her friend that Micah is “trouble wrapped up in suspenders.” Susannah’s cancer matured her giving her a serious personality. She follows the rules, does her chores, watches her younger twin sisters (they are a handful) and makes beautiful quilts. Micah and Susannah are complete opposites which leads to some humorous and playful moments. I thought it was clever when Micah came up with a way for them to fish at night. There are also some tender scenes that will touch your heart. One of my favorite scenes is when Susannah tells Micah about her cancer and not being able to have children. I like how faith is incorporated into the story. God directs our paths and he puts certain people in our life for a reason. His ways are not our ways. God’s love, forgiveness and prayer are featured Christian elements. We also see that each day is precious, and we should not waste a moment. There is a preview of The Amish Widow’s Hope by Marta Perry at the end of the book. I enjoyed reading An Unlikely Amish Match. I love it when a story leaves me with a smile on my face when I finish it. An Unlikely Amish Match is an uplifting story with lively twins, an enterprising Amishman, an earnest maidel, a stubborn grandfather, a compassionate bishop, and surprising situations.
An Unlikely Amish Match is out in paperback today. The ebook version releases on February 1. The other novels in the Indiana Amish Brides series are A Widow's Hope, Amish Christmas Memories, A Perfect Amish Match, and The Amish Christmas Matchmaker. Vannetta Chapman also writes the Cyber Division series. The series includes Fading into the Night*, Midnight Strike and Daybreak (comes out April 6). Thank you for stopping by today. I am reviewing Careless Whiskers by Miranda James* next time. It is the twelfth A Cat in the Stacks Mystery. I hope that you have a joyful day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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