Friday, July 20, 2018

His New Amish Family

GIVEAWAY
DAVIDS, PATRICIA
HIS NEW AMISH FAMILY

Her home -- and heart -- on the line in the heartwarming conclusion to The Amish Bachelors series.

Widow Clara Fisher's late uncle promised his farm to her -- but she can't find the documents to prove it! Desperate to stop her Englisch cousin from selling it, she works to help of auctioneer Paul Bowman. Paul's always been a wandering spirit, but will sweet, stubborn Clara and her children suddenly fill his empty life with family and love?

My Review:

Clyde the matchmaking basset hound and his sidekick Juliet (a raccoon) are back along with eccentric Aenti Charlotte! And I do love Charlotte -- there's wisdom cloaked in the outrageous things she says, you just have to read between the lines. And how can you not love a woman who speaks both dog and raccoon? So glad this trio made it into the grand finale of  The Amish Bachelors series!

I'm going to miss these Bowman brothers/cousins and their extended clan. These folks know what living in community means and the way they rally around Clara and her children just melted my heart. With Paul leading the way, much to his surprise, because he's the happy-go-lucky-never-more-than-three-dates kind of fella. But there's something about Clara that threatens to turn his life upside down if he's not careful.

Clara's serious nature is the perfect contrast to Paul's ready wit and carefree attitude. The way he teases her! The banter is divine -- a combination of wit and tenderness so you don't know whether to laugh or swoon-sigh. But as much as I loved their romance I fear I spent most of the read seething and spewing not very nice things at a certain character who is evidently up to no good but we can't prove it. That plot thread kept me on tenterhooks right to the very end.

Davids has given the Bowmans a spectacular sendoff. I'm giddy and weepy all at the same time. But no worries if you haven't read the other five books in the series -- you'll still be able to thoroughly enjoy this one...and I bet you'll be hankering to play catch-up once it's all over. I might just re-read the whole series from the beginning.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of His New Amish Family, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a 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 the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 22 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

17 comments:

  1. I have read some of this series. Great, thanks. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. I love Patricia Davids' books! Good luck, Tammie.

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  2. Not sure if I have ever read any of her books. In our old neighborhood, across the street, we used to have a very entertaining basset hound. When he was awake, everyone was awake. So, your review is making me smile! Thanks!

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    1. Basset hounds have a unique look on life, don't they? And they like to share. lol We had one across the street until made that trip to Rainbow Bridge and I loved his howling. So mournful and beautiful. Thankfully he was quiet at night since his peeps were all home. Good luck, CC.

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  4. You made me want to read this series...backwards! I want to know about these matchmaking critteres, lol! Clara and Paul sound like delightful characters, clashing personalities and all :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's work back pedaling for sure though Charlotte and her matchmaking critters came in late in the game. Maybe they'll get a spin off in the form of a new series all their own. Good luck, Trixi.

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  5. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's the best! Good luck, Kim.

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  6. Each Amish book I read about widows really speaks to my heart and touches me deeply. I'd love to read this book!
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Widowhood is a common theme in Amish novels, isn't it? Good luck, Susan.

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  7. Oh....sounds like a fun read. Thank you for sharing.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. We have a basset hound next door and I am also glad Clyde is in this book! Love this series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ha - you can read the Clyde bits to your basset hound neighbour. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  9. Love Patricia's books! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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