- Author Rachel J. Good
- Release Date May 28, 2019
- Publisher Forever
- ISBN/ASIN 9781538711309
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
What a nice continuation of the LOVE AND PROMISES series. THE AMISH WIDOW’S RESCUE is the third book in the series, and it held my interest from the first page to the last. It was nice to reunite with characters we’ve met before, but this is definitely Grace and Elijah’s story. She’s recently widowed and found out she’s also pregnant with her third child. Her young children, Levi and Libby, already keep her hopping. Plus she has a thriving jam business and a farm to run too, complete with cows to milk and eggs to collect.
There’s an instant attraction when Grace and Elijah meet, but she’s in a period of mourning and he’s got his hands full caring for his daed (dad) and their farm. They’ve been neighbors for years, but their paths don’t cross. He decides to do the neighborly thing and help out with the milking and the collection of eggs on her farm against his daed’s wishes. His mom deserted them and fled years ago, taking his baby sister. They haven’t been heard from since. Elijah is off all women as a result and never plans to marry or even date.
Amish life as well as some Englischer is woven throughout, and you get a feel for their beliefs. The story has a nice flow to it and a lovely happily ever after. The epilogue takes place six months after the story ends, but there wasn’t the buildup to it that I expected and it almost seemed to jump the gun.
I can’t wait to return to Lancaster, PA, a place I hope to visit someday, to meet up with the characters we’ve met before and new ones who may come to town! The children were a nice addition to the story, and the cover was spot on!
Ms. Good is an author I’ve recently found. I look forward to reading many more of her books, no matter what the series. I love her stories and how family, the community, and the church play an important role.