Sunday, January 31, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Someone to Trust

In this scheduled Blog Tour post I will be featuring Someone to Trust by Patricia Davids. I have been truly enjoying this series, but I neglected to read and review book four, A Haven for Christmas, so it is included in this post as well. Reviews for the previous three books in this series can be found here

:   A Haven for Christmas
Author:  Patricia Davids
Series:  North Country Amish #4
Publisher:  Love Inspired
Genre:   Amish Fiction
Format:  Kindle 
No. of Pages:   224
Date of Publication:   November 1, 2020
My Rating:   5 Stars


Can love bridge these hearts from worlds apart?

An Amish widow. An Englisch cowboy.

And a Christmas to remember.

An accident landing an Englischer on Becca Beachy’s farm isn’t quite the peaceful Christmas she expected. But with the widow struggling after an emergency, Tully Lange’s help is a blessing. Now Becca’s determined to give the cowboy a true Amish Christmas. But even as she falls for him, she knows their love is forbidden. Will this be the start of forever or the beginning of goodbye?

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Ever since I saw the heartbreaking movie Witness years ago, I have always wanted to read a book where an Englischer could fall in love with an Amish woman and it would somehow work out. Well, in this remarkable story by Patricia Davids, that is exactly what happens.

Becca Beachy is a widow trying to manage a farm with her ailing father-in-law and her young daughter. She is widowed and things certainly are not easy. One day an Englischer shows up at her doorstep with a calf he accidentally hit. The man, Tully Lange, is very worried about the small animal and is determined to see it through its recovery. At the same time, Becca's father-in-law sustains an injury that will force him to be in bed for quite some time.

It is the Christmas season and things have certainly gotten off to a bad start. Tully realizes right away that the family - even more so than the injured calf  - is in dire straits. He offers to render his assistance at the farm for as long as is needed. The problem that develops is that Becca and Tully clearly have feelings for one another - but this is something that is forbidden in the Amish faith. 

How will this story turn out, especially considering the fact that the Amish have very strict rules? What is more is that Tully has been dealing with his own drama and there is grave concern as to whether that baggage could ruin even the smallest glimmer of hope for him and Becca. I truly loved this story and am so very glad that my online library had a copy that I was able to read and enjoy. 

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:   Someone to Trust
Author:  Patricia Davids
Series:  North Country Amish #5
Publisher:  Love Inspired
Genre:   Amish Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   224
Date of Publication:   February 1, 2021
My Rating:   5 Stars


Some connections go beyond words…in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Patricia Davids. 

On an Amish matchmaking trip, 

can she avoid falling in love? 

Esther Burkholder has no interest in her stepmother’s matchmaking when her family visits an Amish community in Maine. Deaf from a young age, she’s positive a hearing man couldn’t understand the joys and trials of living in a silent world. But Gabe Fischer is certainly handsome, hardworking and brave. More importantly, he sees the real Esther. Might this Amish bachelor be her unexpected perfect match?

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Matchmaking is as old as time. When Esther Burkholder's stepmother brings her and her stepsisters to visit an Amish community in Maine, it is with the very attempt to get the girls married off to the Fischer brothers. There is no doubt in Esther's mind from the very start that Gabe Fischer is a wonderful, kind and handsome man. But, there is one problem, and a major one at that as far as Becca is concerned. She is deaf and Gabe is not. Due to a previously heartbreaking experience, Becca has determined that when she chooses to marry it would have to be to a deaf man.

Becca and Gabe meet when one day he sees her about to get struck by a car. He doesn't realize at that time that she could not possible have heard the car approaching. In saving her, Gabe inures his arm. Since Becca and her family are staying with Gabe's family, she ends up assisting him at his leather goods shop. The two spend a lot of time together and even though feelings begin to grow between them, Becca is determined not to fall for a hearing man.

This sensitive story had my attention from the very start. It was impossible not to fall in love with the characters, but especially Becca. She wore her heart on her sleeve and was a remarkable young woman. Gabe was also pretty wonderful. His kindness showed through and I loved watching this pair find their way towards everlasting love.

Amish fiction is truly one of my favorite genres. I love the easygoing stories, the slow burning romances and the warm feeling that accompanies every book I have read in this genre thus far. This series by Patricia Davids is very sweet, as is everything that I have read by her thus far.

Many thanks to Love Inspired and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

Please enjoy the following excerpt:
Excerpt of SOMEONE TO TRUST by Patricia Davids

“I’m happy to tell you that your mother’s cousin Waneta is coming for a visit.”

Gabe Fisher looked up from the glowing metal wheel rim he was heating in the forge as something in his father’s voice caught his attention. Ezekiel Fisher, or Zeke as everyone called him, wasn’t overly fond of Waneta, so why was he trying so hard to sound cheerful?

Gabe glanced around the workshop. None of his three brothers seemed to have noticed anything unusual.

Seth continued setting up the lathe to drill out a wheel hub. “That will be nice for Mamm. She has been missing her friends back home. I know she and Waneta are close.”

Seth was Gabe’s younger brother by fifteen minutes. They might look identical, but Seth was the most tenderhearted of the brothers. He was twenty minutes older than no-nonsense Asher, the last Fisher triplet, who was readying wooden spokes to be inserted into the finished wheel hub. Asher bore only a passing resemblance to his two older brothers. Where Gabe and Seth were both blond with blue eyes, Asher was dark-haired with their mother’s brown eyes. All three men shared the same tall, muscular frame as their father.

“Is she bringing her new husband to meet the rest of us?” Moses asked, greasing the axle of the buggy they were repairing. At twenty he was the baby brother by four years and the one that looked the most like their mother, with his soft brown curls and engaging grin. He was the only one who hadn’t yet joined their Amish church. He was still enjoying his rumspringa, the “running around” years most Amish youths were allowed before making their decision to be baptized.

“This isn’t the best time for a visit,” Asher said, expressing exactly what Gabe had been thinking.

“Apparently your mother and Waneta have been planning this for ages, but she only told me last night. She wanted it to be a surprise for you boys.”

Asher’s brow furrowed. “Why?”

“You know Waneta. She likes to surprise folks. They should be here later today.”

Gabe continued turning the rim in the fire. Both his parents had gone to the wedding, but he and his brothers had been busy keeping the new business running. A business that didn’t look like it would support the entire family through another winter. If things didn’t improve by the end of the summer, the family would have some hard choices to make.

“They? Her new husband is coming with her, then?” Seth said.

Gabe glanced at his father and saw him draw a deep breath. “He isn’t, but his children are.”

Seth finally seemed to notice their father’s unease and stopped working. “How many children?”


“The house will be lively with that many kinder underfoot,” Moses said. “How old are they?”

“The youngest is ten. The others are closer to your ages,” Daed said, keeping his eyes averted.

Seth, Asher and Gabe exchanged knowing looks. They shared a close connection that didn’t always require words.

Asher’s lips thinned as he pinned his gaze on his father. “Would they happen to be maydels close to our age?”

Their father didn’t answer.

“Daed?” the triplets said together. Moses stopped what he was doing and gave them a puzzled look.

Their father cleared his throat. “I believe your mother said they are between twenty and twenty-five. Modest, dutiful daughters, as Waneta described them.”

“Courting age,” Moses said with a grin.

“Marriageable age.” Seth shook his head. “I don’t have any interest in courting until we are sure our business will survive.”

Gabe crossed his arms over his chest. “Has Mamm taken to importing possible brides for us now?”

There was a lack of unmarried Amish women in their new community in northern Maine, but that didn’t bother Gabe. Like Seth, his focus was on improving the family’s buggy-making and wheel-repair business while expanding the harness-making and leather goods shop he ran next door.

“Tell Mamm we can find our own wives,” Asher said.

“When we are ready,” Seth added.

Daed scowled at all the brothers. “That kind of talk is exactly why your mother was worried about sharing this news. She wants you boys to be polite to Waneta’s new stepdaughters and nothing more. Show them a nice time while they are here. No one is talking about marriage.”


USA Today
best-selling author Patricia Davids was born and raised in Kansas. After forty years as an NICU nurse, Pat switched careers to become an inspirational writer. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, traveling and playing with her dogs, who think fetch should be a twenty-four hour a day game. When not on the road or throwing a ball, Pat is happily dreaming up new stories.



  1. Glad you enjoyed these, I tend to avoid religious themes.

  2. 5 stars + inspirational romance = sounds lovely :-)

  3. I'm not really an Amish fiction lover but glad you enjoyed both books. Great reviews.

  4. This looks so sweet. I tend to stay away from the Amish romances but I know many folks love them.