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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Made the Grade: The Brides of Lost Creek Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #MartaPerry

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Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 2304 KB | Print Length: 224 Pages
Publication Date: September 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired
ASIN: B01MUTQWSU | ISBN-10: 0373622961 | Language: English
Genre: Amish Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christian Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"Second Chance Amish Bride" [The Brides of Lost Creek Series, Book 1] by Marta Perry

Author's Book Description : An Amish Nanny

Caring for her late cousin’s young kinder is Jessie Miller’s duty—even if it means seeing their father again. Years ago, she thought Caleb King might be her husband—until he met her cousin and Jessie’s dream was cut short. Laid up with a broken leg and a demanding dairy farm, Caleb needs her. But Caleb wants no woman around...and no reminder of the wife who abandoned her family before her death. Especially since he fears Jessie will throw a wrench in his plan to remain a single dad. She’s gentle and kind, and if Caleb isn’t careful, she may be just what his little Amish family needs.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. An Amish woman (Jessie) tries to make amends for her younger cousin's "wrong doings" by assisting the family in their time of need. In doing so, she opens herself up to being hurt in the process. Will they all make it out okay?

I really wanted to like this novel but all I really felt was meh. It was okay. What kept my interest was its unique take on the typical Amish widower romance trope. However, the main characters routinely annoyed me, especially Caleb's outright disdain for Jessie that he carried for most of this novel. It made the romance feel forced, especially in light of the 180° ending.

Then to top it off, the novel kept referencing how much Jessie fell for Caleb all those years ago when they first met. Yet it never talks about it from Caleb's POV, which made it seem like he just forgot about her. My question is, if the novel isn't going to romanticize that background info in a good way from both perspectives then why bring it up so much? It just makes Caleb look bad.

I'm sorry but I can't recommend this one. However, if you do read this novel please tell me your thoughts about it.

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Book Teaser(s) :
Jessie discovered her fingers were twisting together in her lap, and she forced them to be still. Everyone had been happy when Caleb started courting Alice. Apparently Jessie had been the only one to question whether Alice was actually ready for marriage. If she had spoken out then, might it have made a difference?
But she hadn't. She'd been hamstrung by the undeniable fact that she had thought she would be the one Caleb wanted. Anyone might think she was speaking out of her own disappointment.
Jessie didn't think other people's opinions would have stopped her, if only she hadn't feared in her own heart that it might be true that she felt jealous.
Probably the result would still have been the same. Accept, the faith counseled. Accept what God sends as His will. She'd tried. She was still trying. ~ within Chapter 5

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