Monday, May 27, 2019

Review - The Amish Widow's Rescue

Title:  The Amish Widow's Rescue
Author:  Rachel J. Good
Series:  Love and Promises #3
Genre:  Inspirational Romance
Publisher:  Forever
Format:  Print ARC
No. of pages: 400
Date of Publication:  May 28, 2019
My Rating: 5 Stars


The perfect family awaits...if only he'll risk his heart.

Pregnant and recently widowed, Grace Fisher is determined to provide for her family on her own. Thankfully, her jam business is popular in her Amish community. But it's difficult keeping up with her work, her farm chores, and her two mischievous children. Especially now that they've taken to idolizing their neighbor Elijah. While the handsome farmer is kind and generous, he seems intent on holding Grace and her little ones at a distance...

Elijah Beiler has always admired his neighbor Grace. So standing by while she struggles to support her family isn't an option. Offering to take over her farm duties, Elijah is determined to help while remaining detached. He knows all too well that love only leads to heartbreak. Yet the more time he spends with Grace and her children, the harder he finds it to leave each day. But can Elijah overcome past hurts and open his heart to this ready-made family?


It is a true blessing that Grace Fisher has a successful jam business. Grace is widowed, pregnant and has two small children. As a mother on her own in her Amish community, things will not be easy. However, it becomes apparent that Grace needs help. When neighbor and fellow farmer Elijah Beiler offers to help Grace, he wisely holds her at a distance. This is especially because he begins to develop strong feelings for her. 

Elijah does the responsible and neighborly thing. He assumes her farm duties. As time wears on, however, he spends more and more time with her and the children, and his feelings indeed become attached. There are problems, however. There is the customary grieving period that must be met, and Elijah has reasons of his own to protect his heart.

The Amish Widow's Rescue is the third story in the Love and Promises series and it is incredibly touching. I found this story to be much deeper than the first two. There were issues explored when it came to Grace's relationship with her husband before his death that I'd not seen in the Amish stories I have read. This made this read exceptionally emotional and I felt so bad for Grace and the children. 

This was an incredible read that I devoured in one sitting. This story drew tears of sadness, but I am glad to say that those tears were replaced with those of joy. Rachel J. Good is an exceptional writer and I will definitely keep on reading her books.

Although this is a singular story that could work well as a standalone, I would definitely recommend reading the first two books in the series, The Amish Teacher's Gift and The Amish Midwife's Secret

Many thanks to Forever and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Review for The Amish Teacher's Gift,

Review for The Amish Midwife's Secret


Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2300 articles and 40 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers.


  1. Sounds interesting though I doubt it would be for me. Glad you liked it.

  2. On an Amish kick? This one looks good, too, though! And I'm so glad you liked it.

  3. Great review. You make me want to read it!