Sunday, May 3, 2020

Review - His Unexpected Amish Twins

Title:   His Unexpected Amish Twins
Author:  Rachel J. Good
Series:  Unexpected Amish Blessings #1
Genre:  Inspirational Romance
Publisher:  Zebra
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of pages: 368
Date of Publication:  February 25, 2020
My Rating: 5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

When Micah Miller's brother and sister-in-law are killed in a buggy accident, he's devastated. But he fulfills the promise he made when their twins were born seven years earlier: to raise Jabin and Chloe should tragedy strike. Still, coping with the children's grief as well as his own, requires extra support. He's surprised to find an Amish farm that offers just that . . .

Hope Graber had to find a way to save the family farm after her daed's health forced him to stop breeding horses. Providing animal therapy proved to be the answer--thanks to the help of expert trainer Logan Russell. Together, they not only pay the bills, they make positive changes in children's lives. Hope loves working with each child, but she takes a special interest in the Miller twins. She even makes Micah smile again--and he does the same for her. In fact, as Micah emerges from his depression, he longs to make them one happy family. But will Hope's debt to her Englisch trainer, and their close partnership, stand in the way? 


MY THOUGHTS:

Micah Miller is devastated by the loss of his brother and sister-in-law when they were killed in a buggy accident. He had no problem taking on the responsibility for caring for the couple's twin children. Despite the pain Micah is feeling at the loss, his love for the children pairs well with the duty before him. 

Hope Graber has taken a chance with her family's farm. Her father has fallen ill and in order to keep things going, Hope goes into business with an English man, Logan Russell, and the two create an animal therapy business. Micah has been helping at the farm, and it does not take long for Hope to see a deep need in the children and they then began to spend more time at the farm. And, by extension, so does Micah. 

However, Micah has deep seated depression and a secret fear he has never shared. Little did he expect that Hope's business would be of help to him as much as it has helped the children. Along the way, feelings are being cultivated between Micah and Hope, but there is something - or someone - that could get in the way of that.

I loved this book because it touched on so many issues: loss, death, grief, addiction and attraction. All of these things blended together to create an absolutely lovely story. I shed many a tear while reading this book, but as always with Rachel J. Good's sweet Amish books, was rewarded with a touching conclusion. I look forward to the next two books in the series, His Pretend Amish Bride (which I grabbed on NetGalley the moment it became available) and His Accidental Amish Family

If you enjoy wonderful Amish stories that always have a strong family vibe, then I encourage you to pick up this book, as well as her previous series, Love and Promises.

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



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.


8 comments:

  1. I can see why it would make you cry. It sounds a like a tearjerker. I have never read a Amish story before, this seems like a good book to begin with. Great review.

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  2. This sounds so sweet. Amish romance has never been my genre but I can see why it is so popular in many communities.

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  3. Have read a couple of Amish romances a long while ago and they are certainly sweet reads..

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  4. Not a read for me but I'm happy you enjoyed it. Great review.

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  5. Not my type of book but im glad you enjoyed it

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  6. I have never read an Amish story! Sounds like a good place to start with.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  7. Sounds like a good one! I will have to check this one out. :)

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