Friday, August 21, 2020

Review - Romancing Nadine

Title:  Romancing Nadine
Author:  Amy Lillard   
Series:   Wells Landing #10
Publisher:   Zebra Books
Genre:   Inspirational Romane
Format:   Kindle ARC
No. of pages:   270
Date of Publication:  July 28, 2020
Rating:  5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

In this heartwarming series from Amy Lillard, three generations of women find the Oklahoma Amish community of Wells Landing a heaven-sent opportunity to take new leaps of faith . . .

Wife, widow, mother, and grandmother--sixty-something Nadine Burkhart is everything a sensible Amish woman is supposed to be. She's moved to Wells Landing to give her daughter-in-law and granddaughter a fresh start--not herself. So as far as she's concerned, good-hearted farmer Amos Fisher should find something better to do than try to draw her out, be there when she needs help--and make her believe in love for the first time . . .

A friendly but solitary man, Amos is realizing there's more to life than work. Although he hasn't courted in years, Nadine's honesty makes him long to know her better--and understand her standoffishness. But when everything he tries fails to soften her stubbornness, he'll just have to trust his heart that real, true, and utterly impractical love will prevail--for a lifetime . . .


MY THOUGHTS:

Nadine Burkhart is a loving widow, twice actually, and now grandmother. She had love and she has her loving family to fill her days. However, her continual run ins with Amos Fisher slowly changes her life. Both Nadine and Amos are in their sixties, and Amos has never married. However, there is something special between them and Amos learns what it takes to begin courting Nadine.

As far as Amos is concerned, it is love at first sight. Not so much for Nadine, but there is something special about Amos that she cannot deny. Nadine just might be one of my favorite woman in these touching Amish fiction stories. As a woman nearing sixty myself, I definitely believe in love. Amos was a peach. He likely had a chance in his younger years to find love, but it simply did not happen. I loved his doggedness when it came to learning how to romance Nadine and what brought them together.

This lovely story had a wonderful conclusion. Although this is the tenth book in the Wells Landing series, I had no trouble at all connecting to the couple, as well as to the many friends that came in and out of the story.

Many thanks to Zebra Books and to NetGalley for this ARC for review.  This is my honest opinion.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, Fibro Warrior, and 

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?)  Rob and I have been married for over twenty-five years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)


Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940’s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s. 


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adored this story because it is written by one of my favorite authors. She never disappoints me with her gift for satisfying my need for stories that have faith, unconditional love and inspiring characters i want to get a expert ghostwriter like her for my book. Anyways this is a ideal book for perusers searching for sentiment between more established individuals. Nadine is totally glad as a widow after the passing of two spouses and very difficult about the reality. Amos, an affirmed unhitched male has concluded that God needs him to wed Nadine. Nadine is excessively obstinate for my taste and possibly Amos excessively great. Suggested!

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