She never wanted to marry. He hopes to make amends for past wrongs. Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts?
Sadie Schrock swore she would never marry. All of her other Amish friends could court and marry—she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents are ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. With mounting hospital bills adding to the pile of debt her parents left behind, Sadie is left with no choice: she must marry. And not just any man—the man who saw her at her weakest and walked away.
Aden knows what his brother did to Sadie years ago was inexcusable. And every day since that incident, Aden has lived with the guilt for not intervening sooner. When he is faced with the chance to protect Sadie once again, he can’t let her down—even if it means living with the scorn of the woman he loves for the rest of his life.
Working alongside Aden at the store, Sadie realizes he isn’t the same boy who once betrayed her. Just when Sadie starts to let her guard down and perhaps develop feelings for her new husband, dangerous secrets are revealed. Now everything Sadie has worked so hard to protect is threatened, and she must find a way to save her family—and herself.
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
I wasn’t sure what to expect fromt his novel, since I don’t read a lot of Amish fiction. But, I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it and am glad for the oppurtunity to read it.
A Reluctant Bride tells the story of Sadie. A woman who had a terrible experience because of two brothers. The one brother was the aggressor, and the other, well he just didn’t do anything about it. Both were at fault and she wanted nothing to do with either of them. Eventually, she is forced to marry and her choice is between the two brothers.
This novel was one that covered themes of faith, forgiveness, and healing. It was well written and had nary a boring moment– there was always something happening or the threat of something.
I found the book to be a fast read and had a hard time putting it down. I found the characters wonderfully dynamic and enjoyed reading their story. If you, like me, don’t read many Amish fiction novels, this might be a wonderful taste of the genre.
“How we got here doesn’t matter anymore. What we do from this day forward does.”
-Sadie Schrock, A Reluctant Bride
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Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.
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