Friday, July 21, 2017

An Amish Courtship

GIVEAWAY
DREXLER, JAN
AN AMISH COURTSHIP

Amish Redemption

Samuel Lapp all but accepts his estrangement from the Amish community -- until Mary Hochstetter moves in next door to care for her elderly aunt. The young woman with the pretty brown eyes sees Samuel differently than his neighbors do. If he can earn her respect while helping with her aunt's chores, perhaps the rest of the community will follow. But Samuel can't let Mary get too close, lest he disappoint her, as well.

Mary's relocation to Shipshewana, Indiana means confronting her deepest fears. By helping Samuel rebuild his life and his farm, she finally feels ready to embrace her future. But as their delicate friendship grows deeper, they both must overcome their painful pasts before they can build a home together.

My Review:

Sometimes a romance reader loves the challenge a reclusive, grumpy, close-to-broken-down hero brings to a novel. Samuel's story is poignant and funny and heart-wrenching. And the way some characters treated him made my blood boil! Emotionally engaged doesn't begin to describe the way An Amish Courtship hit me. Samuel has all but given up the fight to prove his worth in a community bent on judging him by his father's actions. And then Mary moves to Shipshewana.

And even though she's burdened by a horrific secret, she finds herself drawn to Aunt Sadie's taciturn neighbour. The fresh perspective Mary brings both captivates and terrifies Samuel. The truths he has grown up with suddenly shift and, as a result, he's challenged to rethink his future. And he begins to think Mary belongs in it.

A stupendous historical romance filled with heart and faith and a hard-earned happily ever after.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of An Amish Courtship, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to your subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 23 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

38 comments:

  1. I didn't realize Jan wrote for LI! I know she has her own series books put out by Revell, but wow, I had no idea! Guess you really do learn something new everyday :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yeppers -- she started out with LIH as a matter of fact. Glad that she has the Revell books too though since LIH is closing next summer. :-( Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I have read some of Jan's books and really enjoyed them, thank you for the chance to win "An Amish Courtship".

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck.

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  3. Great. Thanks, again. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  4. What a wonderful review Kav! I loved Amish fiction and this sounds like an interesting couple and a can't miss story! Thanks for the chance to win.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. A must read for Amish fiction lovers that's for sure. Good luck Maryann.

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  5. Love the amish theme books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Your review gave me so much more reason to read this one than what the simple book description did. Thank you for that, Kav. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Terrill. :-) My aim is to make every reader want to read every book I do. Bwahahahaha! Good luck!

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    2. You made that sound almost evil. Haha! But it's a wonderful thing you do. 💗

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  7. I enjoy Jan's books. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Isn't she a fantastic author? Good luck, Lucy.

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  8. Jan Drexler books. Aren't they marvelous? I am really upset Love Inspired Historicals is having their line discontinued :(
    The LIH are my favorite in the line such wonderful historical stories. I have gotten so much enjoyment over the years from them. Oh yeah, and I really want to read this too, lol :)
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Closing the LIH line came as a total surprise. So many wonderful authors! I don't get it either. Good luck, Deanne.

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  9. this does sound like a wonderful book. I find it intriguing with the man is broken and the woman finds a way to help him overcome at the same time he helps her. great relationship stories.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It's so well done -- so emotional and true to life. Good luck, Lori.

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  10. Love the title and cover
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Would love to read this one. Thanks for your review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  12. As always, I can hardly wait to read this Amish historical! Love these Amish books!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I have a certain fondness for Amish historicals too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  13. I really enjoy Amish fiction! Please drop my name in the hat? Thanks Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. I love it too and there's so many good books coming out in the Amish genre. Good luck, Diane.

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  14. Absolutely love Jan Drexler books. Add to that the fact that we love to visit Shipshewana for the Mayfest and any time we are in the area and you have two great reasons why I would love to read AN AMISH COURTSHIP. Thanks for the review which definitely puts it to the top of my TBR list and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Lucky you to have visited Shipshewana! That's on my bucket list. Good luck, Kay.

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  15. I like it when Amish fiction contains more than just the romance. Makes the story interesting!
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. This story is layered with interesting stuff. Good luck, Dianna.

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  16. This sounds like a great Amish story! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. Sounds like an attention keeping Amish Story
    Thanks iamabho (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  18. My daughter-in-law loves to read books about the Amish. What a surprise for her if I should win.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're a good mama-in-law, Janet. Good luck.

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