The Amish Cowboy's Homecoming
The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming by Ophelia London has Grace Zook eager to train the new horse that will son be arriving at the Zook’s Horse Training Farm run by her father, John. Grace is eager to prove to her father that she can handle the horse farm because she wants to take it over when he retires. Grace is surprised when her father announces that he has hired Isaac King, a horse trainer, to work with the new equine. Isaac is a widower with a young daughter who is eager for the job that will take him away from the tense atmosphere at his in-law’s. He is unprepared for Grace who is determined to exert her authority at the farm. They each have different ideas on how to train the devil of a horse. The more time Isaac spends with Grace, the more he finds himself attracted to her especially her bright blue eyes and sweet dimples. Is it wise, though, to fall for the boss’s stubborn daughter?
The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming by Ophelia London is the 2nd book in The Honey Brook Series. It can be read as a standalone if you have not had a chance to peruse Never An Amish Bride. I like that we get to see how Lucas Brenneman and Esther are doing since the end of Never an Amish Bride. It is great that we get to see Lucas offering guidance to Isaac. I thought The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming was well-written with good characters and a beautiful setting. I like that Grace Zook is a strong female character who is bucking Amish tradition. Grace prefers working with horses that cooking, cleaning, and tending to children. Grace does, though, yearn for a man who will love her for herself (just as she is). Isaac King is a kind man who is a widower with a young daughter. He wants what is best for his child which is admiral. I like his attitude towards animals. Family, friendship, horses, faith, and community is at the center of the story. There is also romance and vandalism. Fires and thefts have been taking place in the community. They have yet to catch the people responsible. I did find the story to be a little long. It could have done with some editing which would have also helped the pacing (slow in some places). I also wish there had been more humor. It would have enhanced this charming Amish tale. I enjoyed reading The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming which is a heartwarming story about a strong-willed Amish woman with a special talent and an Amish man who has a way with horses looking for a permanent home for himself and his daughter.
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