Happy Saturday! Kelly Long is the author of The Amish of Ice Mountain series. Kelly was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania where there was an Amish hitching post in front of the grocery store in her town. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and children. Kelly loves to write Amish romance with her books including The Amish of Ice Mountain series as well at A Patch of Heaven series. She became a published author in 2005 with the release of Hart's Truth which is available on Kindle Unlimited. Kelly Long is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long has readers returning to Ice Mountain, Pennsylvania. Beth Mast lost her beloved father when she was thirteen, and she has spent the years since taking care of her stepmother, Viola and stepsister, Rose along with the animals on the farm. Beth gets a day off when her friend, Lucy asks her to be one of her attendants at her wedding to Jeb King. Ransom King has just returned to Ice Mountain after being away for the last five years for an apprenticeship. He has a sadness about him from events that happened while he was away and he recognizes kindred spirit in the shy but lovely, Beth. Ransom and Beth are partnered together for the wedding by Lucy who would love for her friend to become a sister through marriage. Ransom sees how Beth is treated by her stepmother and sister. He wants to show Beth that she is deserving of happiness and love, but his own troubled past prevents him from doing so. Then Aenti Ruth descends on the King house with her brigade of animals. Aenti Ruth can tell that Ransom and Beth are suited. They just need a little nudge or two.
An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain by Kelly Long is the sixth book in The Amish of Ice Mountain series. It can be read as a standalone for those new to this Amish series. It is a Cinderella type story with Beth Mast taking care of her stepmother and stepsister without so much as a please or thank you. The stepmother, Viola is critical of Beth who is a caring and shy individual. Rose, Beth’s stepsister, is beautiful and outgoing. Her mother wishes her to make a good match which means keeping Beth in the shadows. I felt bad for the way Beth was treated. I was happy when Ransom King enters the picture and sets out to help Beth and ensure that she has some fun. The book contains good writing and it moved along quickly. There are sad moments along with heartwarming ones. There is humor thanks to my favorite character, Aenti Ruth. Aenti Ruth arrives with a passel of animals that help her with Ransom and Beth. I like how kind she was to Beth and the special recipe she gave her. I laughed so often at her antics. I also like Bishop Umble. He is such a kindly man who cares for his flock. I loved the descriptions of Ice Mountain especially the beautiful ice cave. I was disappointed with the amount of kissing (some steamy situations) and intimate innuendo that was present along with the forward Rose. I like to read Amish fiction because they are clean stories (minimal kissing is fine). I also would have liked a more complete epilogue. This was a good ending to The Amish of Ice Mountain series. An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain is a sweet story about love, forgiveness, grace, hope and faith.
An Amish Wedding Feast on Ice Mountain can be purchased here* (Amazon UK). You can find a list of the other novels in The Amish of Ice Mountain here. Kelly Long's next series is The Amish Mail Order Groom series. Thank you for stopping by today and reading my review. Since tomorrow is Sunday, I am featuring Tied Up with a Bow by Sheila Connolly. I hope that you have a restful day. Take care and Happy Reading!
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