A New Amish Romance from Christy Winner and Bestselling Author Leslie Gould
When Addie Cramer's mutter and daed decide Phillip Eicher is the man for her to marry, they claim she must honor them by obeying their wishes. But then she falls in love with Jonathan Mosier--part of the family with whom the Cramers have a long-held grudge.
With the help of others in her community who long to see the quarrel healed, Jonathan and Addie struggle to continue their relationship against both sets of parents' wishes. But when one of Addie's vengeful brothers harms a member of the Mosier family, Jonathan intervenes and is banished from Lancaster County.
A distraught Addie determines to find the true reason for the grudge between the two families, hoping to tear down the animosity of the past. Can their love for each other bridge the divide between their families? Or are they destined to remain apart forever?
A simple love story set amidst a complicated plot with a Romeo and Juliet twist. The Cramers are as dysfunctional as a family can get -- a fascinating angle from which to present an Amish story. Kudos to Gould for thinking outside the box.
Addie's family is infuriatingly impossible and I alternately cringed and fumed as I witnessed their antics. By contrast, her relationship with Jonathan holds an almost fairy tale quality. Love at first sight that seems shadowed by a curse. The impossibility of it all kept me turning pages as I tried to figure out how Gould could possibly end with a happily ever after.
If you are looking for a refreshing (and infuriating) Amish read, this book definitely fits the bill!
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