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Audible:I found this book to be a sweet 'mail order bride' story.Set in Lancaster Pa,Willow is looking for a new situation when she sees a man there is looking for a wife.She goes and discovers a man that has shunned his family or vice verse.Through time she hopes to change things.Linda Velwest does a nice job of narrating the innocence of this book.I was provided this book free by the narrator, author or publisher.
I really enjoy these wholesome Mail Order Bride books so very much. I'm not sure why, perhaps it is the nostalgia and the excitement of moving to a new place where no one knows you.
Willow has a guilty conscience because the factory in which she worked burn down and she thinks that it was something she had done. She cannot live with herself nor the thought of putting all of her friends and neighbors out of work, so she answers a mail order bride ad.
The ad is from Amos. In their correspondence she learns he was formerly an Amish community member – but no longer. She wonders why, but as a complete and sort of secluded stranger in this new land of her husband, she doesn't quite dare ask.
Well thought out in a bit deeper plot than in other novel that's novellas of this sort.
Linda Velwest is able to pull off all of the characters needed for this story, including young men and women as well as older folks & an occasional child. Very well done.
I mention that I enjoy these books in my first paragraph. I began to listen to them because, as with this book, *it was given to me in exchange for my review.
These "wholesome" stories are a nice break between the contemporary romance that I normally listen to. I have no reason in the world not to recommend this book to anyone.
*I was given this book in exchange for writing my thoughts, feelings & this review.
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