Saturday, May 27, 2023

Review - A New Love for Charlotte

  A New Love for Charlotte
Author:  Amy Lillard   
Series:   Wells Landing #11     
Publisher:   Zebra Books
Genre:   Inspirational Romane
Format:   Kindle ARC
No. of pages:   336
Date of Publication:  March 30, 2021
Rating:  5 Stars


Renewed faith and happiness await three generations of women in this heartwarming series from Amy Lillard, set in the Oklahoma Amish community of Wells Landing...

With her daughter newly married, widow Charlotte Burkhart should have been content to find a companion for her later years in Amish widower Glenn Esh. Yet, Charlotte longs for more than life has offered her thus far. When she discovers a baby on her doorstep, the child seems like the miracle Charlotte's been praying for. Unfortunately, Glenn doesn't feel the same way. What's a single woman aching to experience motherhood once more to do?

From the moment Paul Brenneman sees Charlotte Burkhart with a new baby, he senses his lovely neighbor and the sweet child are meant to be. Which is why he offers to marry Charlotte and make her adoption dreams come true. No stranger to heartache himself, the stalwart widower knows second chances don't happen every day--especially not with a woman like Charlotte, the first woman in a long time who has him taking a leap of faith that happily-ever-after is still possible...

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Charlotte is about to be alone. Her daughter is now married, and her dear frond is about to marry and move out of the home they shared. One night she spies a handsome man named Glenn Esh and makes the proclamation that she has just found her future husband. When she sees the handsome Amish man, she asks her best friend Paul who he is. Paul eagerly introduces them, and this is when his dreams begin to die. His feelings for Charlotte go beyond friendship, but he does not know how to tell her.

Meanwhile, after a medical checkup, Charlotte discovers that her days of motherhood might be over. Shockingly, however, the opportunity is literally dropped in her lap. A baby shows up on her doorstep, and Charlotte just might have the opportunity to mother baby Amber permanently. However, Amber needs two parents, and although Charlotte was concerned that being Amish to an Englisch baby might be problematic for the social worker, it is her unmarried status that might remove the opportunity.

No worries. Charlotte has picked out Glenn Esh. Now, to bring him around. It is also very important for Charlotte to maintain her friendship with best friend Paul. 

I loved this story. Charlotte does have a grown daughter who is married and about to have her own baby, but by all rights she is still a young woman in her early forties that deserves a happily ever after of her own. Can she become a wife to Glenn and a mother to Amber? If so, what about Paul and his very strong feelings for Charlotte.

While things seem impossible, Amy Lillard has done a remarkable job with this emotional story that brings two people together for a happy future. It was also nice to see the Amish in the position of adopting and fostering. This is a delightful addition to a series that I only began with book ten, Romancing Nadine. As soon as my schedule lifts a bit I intend on reading the first nine books in the series before book twelve is released.

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


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. 

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