The Amish Bachelor's Bride
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About the BookTitle: The Amish Bachelor's Bride
Marrying in name only…Could lead to more than they expected
About the Author
Pamela Desmond Wright grew up in a small, dusty Texas town. Like the Amish, Pamela is a fan of the simple life. Her childhood includes memories of the olden days; old-fashioned oil lamps, cooking over an authentic wood-burning stove and making popcorn over a crackling fire at her grandparents' cabin. The cabin was later donated to The Muleshoe Heritage Center in Muleshoe Texas where it can be viewed by the public.
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The Amish Bachelor’s Bride by Pamela Desmond Wright is a sweet story. I
was immediately drawn into the book. I
was curious to see how Noem and Lavinia’s story would play out. Noem is going to raise his young niece and
infant nephew after the death of his younger sister. Lavinia is a widow with a young daughter to
raise. Lavinia discovered her husband had
a surprising secret which has forced her to sell her home. Bishop James Grabor suggests that Lavinia and
Noem marry for convenience. Noem and
Lavinia need to find a way to work together for the sake of the children. Matters are further complicated by Noem’s
grumpy father, Gabriel. Gabriel has not
been the same since his wife died.
thought The Amish Bachelor’s Bride was well-written with engaging
characters. I enjoyed Lavinia’s large,
friendly family. Noem has been
interested in Lavinia when they were teens on their rumspringa. Unfortunately, by the time Noem worked up the
courage to ask Lavinia out, she was stepping out with her future husband,
Josiah. The Amish Bachelor’s Bride is a
story about forgiveness, family, love, and faith. I appreciated the epilogue which nicely
wrapped up the story. I enjoyed the
humor scattered throughout. It was nice to
catch up with Abram Mueller, Lavinia’s brother, and his wife, Maddie from
Finding Her Amish Home. I hope we get
more stories about the Mueller clan. The Amish Bachelor’s Bride is a touching tale with a benevolent bishop, a peevish
father, an unforeseen secret, a shunned sister, and a lively family.
Lifting the blinds of the kitchen window, Lavinia
Simmons gazed over the fenced-in yard. A glance told her the day was going to
be dim. A brisk wind flicked at the trees. The threat of a storm hung in the
bring May flowers.
Looking outside, she couldn’t help but think of
The first stirrings of spring used to be Josiah’s favorite time of the year. He’d
worked hard to landscape the acreage surrounding the home he’d built with his
own hands. The whitewashed house nestled amid lovingly planted gardens, where a
variety of plants grew in lush abundance. After a long, frosty winter, the
eager buds were beginning to raise their sleepy heads. Soon, they would burst
into an array of colorful blossoms.
Spring was a renewal, a resurrection. Not only of
the spirit but also of hope. Just as the Heavenly Father promised.
But this year Josiah wouldn’t celebrate the coming
of the new season. His eyes were forever closed, and his soul rested in the
hands of the Lord. The accident that had almost taken his young nephew’s life
had taken Josiah’s instead. Though the youngie was
warned to stay away from the frozen pond, Eli had wandered onto the ice. Weak
and not yet frozen solid, the fragile surface had given way, plunging the kinder
into freezing water. Chopping wood nearby, Josiah heard Eli’s cries and rushed
to help. He’d gotten the boi out safely, but not before taking on a
chill. Rushed to the hospital, he’d died a few hours later of respiratory
system failure brought on by hypothermia. His death was sudden and unexpected.
Vision blurring, she pressed a hand to her mouth
to stifle a sob. Josiah had passed last November, just before the holidays.
Healthy and in the prime of life, he should have had a bright future.
But Gott had other plans.
“Lavinia?” Her bruder’s
voice interrupted her thoughts. “Did you hear a word I’ve said?”
Swiping at her eyes, Lavinia turned away from the
window. “Forgive me. My mind wandered. Give me a minute and I’ll have some tea
Peering over the rim of his glasses, Abram Mueller
offered a smile. “Take your time. I’m still going over the paperwork that will
close the mortgage and get everything out of Josiah’s name.”
“I’m sorry you’re having to help me.” Flipping on
the tap, Lavinia filled a kettle with water before setting it on the stove. After
adding loose tea leaves to a metal ball, she dropped it inside to steep.
Stomach going tight, her hands shook. “I’m still shocked to find out he
mortgaged our home without my knowledge.”
Setting out her best china, she filled two delicate
cups with the tarry brew. The scent of bergamot tickled her nostrils as steam
rose. A hot cup of Earl Grey would be just the thing to set her right. Having added
a pitcher of fresh cream and a bowl of sugar to a tray, she carried everything
to the table.
Expression serious, Abram scribbled a few figures.
“The property should have been in both of your names. Then he couldn’t have
gambled away the roof over your head.”
Lavinia sat, smoothing her hands across her lap. “I
wish it was all a bad dream.” After his death, she’d discovered Josiah had kept
a lot of secrets. Her perfect ehmann was a deeply flawed man.
Abram shook his head. “There would have come a
point when he had to tell you he couldn’t make the payments anymore.”
She blinked. Barely five months had gone by since Josiah died. In that brief time, her life had fallen completely apart.
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