Wednesday, November 10, 2021

An Amish Mother's Secret Past by Jo Ann Brown

 An Amish Mother's Secret Past

Book Summary 

Can an Amish widow’s past cost her a future filled with love?

Widow Rachel Yoder has a secret: she’s a military veteran trying to give her children a new life among the Amish. Though she’s drawn to bachelor Isaac Kauffman, she knows she can’t tell him the truth—or give him her heart. With her forbidden past, Rachel can never be the perfect Plain wife he’s looking for…

My Thoughts 

An Amish Mother’s Secret Past by Jo Ann Brown is the 3rd novel in Green Mountain Blessings series.  Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.  I liked that this was a unique Amish novel.  It is always a delight to visit Evergreen Corners where Amish, Mennonite, and Englisch volunteers are working to rebuild the town that was devastated by Hurricane Kevin.  Rachel Yoder is a widow with two young girls.  She has returned to her Amish roots in the hopes of providing the girls with a stable life.  Rachel does not want anyone to know about her past.  Isaac Kauffman is an Amishman leading the building of the new homes.  He finds himself drawn to Rachel and believes she would make the perfect Amish wife.  Rachel knows she is not the right woman for Isaac, but fate keeps bringing them together.  She finds herself falling for Isaac knowing that they cannot be together.  What happens when Rachel’s past comes to light?  I enjoyed reading An Amish Mother’s Secret Past.  It has realistic, developed characters.  I loved Rachel’s little girls.  They are such sweethearts (at times).  The author made them act like real life children.  Rachel and Isaac both have troubled childhoods.  It reflects on the choices they have made and the decisions they continue to make.  A person from Rachel’s past visits, and it upsets her family’s world.  It is nice to see Evergreen Corners coming back to life.  These wonderful volunteers have rebuilt a town.  I think it is wonderful that people will take time out from their home and work to assist others in their time of need.  I like that we get to catch up with the characters from An Amish Christmas Promise and An Amish Easter Wish.  The romance progressed at a nice pace, and I like that Isaac included the children.  An Amish Mother’s Secret Past is a story about hope, forgiveness, love, and faith.  There is a chance for Rachel and Isaac to overcome the past and have a bright future together (if they are brave enough).  This is a sweet, heartwarming story that is enjoyable to read.  I am looking forward to reading An Amish Holiday Family which is the 4th Green Mountain Blessings Novel.  My favorite line from the book is, “Everything is possible when we give our lives and our hearts over to God.”  An Amish Mother’s Secret Past is a special Amish tale with cute kids, a bossy brother, helping hands, tasty treats, husband hunting, and a surprising secret. 

An Amish Mother's Secret Past is available from Amazon*.  You can find the other Green Mountain Blessings novels here.  You can find Jo Ann Brown's other novels here.  Jo Ann Brown has Building Her Amish Dream publishing February 22, 2022.  Thank you for reading my review today.  Tomorrow I am featuring Stolen Ones by Angela Marsons.  It is the 15th Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller.  I hope that you have an enjoyable day.  Take care of yourself, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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