Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gabriel's Bride

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LILLARD, AMY
GABRIEL'S BRIDE

Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio. As an orphan, Rachel doesn’t have much to offer; any match she can make will be a good one. She just didn’t plan on Gabriel with his big hands and permanent frown.

As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for the farm and his six children. But he never thought he’d marry a slip of a girl who barely reaches his chin.

Yet as time passes, Gabriel finds himself thinking about a real marriage. They have spoken vows to God and each other, but can he risk his heart with Rachel?

My Review:

A marriage of convenience story that will melt your heart. There is so much to recommend in this book. Lillard has a wonderful capacity for bringing depth to her characters which brings them to life in a special way. Both hero and heroine have been forced to cope with more than their fair share of grief. Both cope in different ways and that makes a fascinating read when they come together under one roof.

The taciturn Gabriel cuts a foreboding picture and if I were Rachel I'd be shaking in my boots. Luckily some hard knocks in life have given Gabriel's bride a backbone of steel. She's made a deal and she intends to stick to it, not realizing that her very presence has set Gabriel's well-ordered world spinning out of control. Some wonderful comedic scenes still have me smiling. Not to mention the goats. Seriously, who can resist a good goat story? :-)

While this is the third book in Lillard's Clover Ridge series, it can easily be read as a standalone. But be forewarned, once you've read this one you'll be racing to the store to pick up the first two.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Gabriel's Bride, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 16 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

20 comments:

  1. Your review certainly makes me want to read this whole series! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of GABRIEL'S BRIDE.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great series, Britney. Good luck!

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  2. With a review like this, I am ready to read them all! Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. That's a great way to spend your time, Melanie. :-) Good luck!

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  3. Sounds fantastic! I can sympathize with her, my hubby is 6'4, and I'm barely 5 foot! Sign me up! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

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  4. Sounds good. I am interested in the 6 children aspect as I have 6 children too. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. Lucky you, Boos Mum. But imagine inheriting six children all at once! Poor Rachel...and di I mention they are all boys? Ouch. Good luck!

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  5. I read Katie's Choice and loved it! Please enter me for this one. The cover is so springy looking and we could use a little bit of that around here in SC! Snow and ice surrounding me today. ugh Fabulous review, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Diana. I know...I'm sooooo done with winter. We're getting the snow tomorrow and I'm almost glad because it means the temps will move up a bit. That's just so sad. LOL. My prescription for the rest of the winter is hibernate and read. Good luck!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. I read the first two of Amy Lillard's Clover Ridge series and really enjoyed them. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of her third book in the series.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. I love this series too. Good luck MsRubyKat.

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  7. Hello Kav. Staying in and reading is a good idea to me. I have been wanting this book for awhile. I'm not sure I would have made it with 6 kids, and especially 6 boys all at once. Seems that would be awful hard, and no girls to help with the housework. Guess the dad was glad tho for so much help. I would love to win. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I know -- can you imagine...six boys?! Good luck Maxie!

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  8. You had me at "a marriage of convenience story that will melt your heart"! I have the first two books and would love to win this one so I can read straight through and then help publicize by posting reviews. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. Isn't it fun to catch up with old friends in a series? Good luck

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  9. Good review. Now I want to read this book. I hope my library has the other books. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
    msbookwormlady (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I'm really looking forward to a new Amish novel!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I love Amish books too! Good luck rubynreba.

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