This is the first book I have read from Amy Lillard and I enjoyed it greatly. The first thing I have to say is, I was amazed there are Amish in Oklahoma. I love it! Love that someone has written a story about it. Secondly I want to say I really liked this book, Amy Lillard is very skilled at storytelling. One thing that I noticed is that the setting is a new setting for an Amish story, and I mean more than just being in Oklahoma. I cannot remember reading an Amish story where a wealthy Englischer ends up staying with an Amish widower. While it seems a bit implausible, I am finding that the Amish are as different as we are, so anything is possible. A great story, and I look forward to the next book in this series. 4 stars! This book was provided for review purposes only and no payment was received for this review.
About the Book:
Gideon Fisher wants one thing out of life -- to be left alone. This is not the Amish way, but he’s devastated after the death of his wife and son to the point of losing his faith. He buys a farm on the outskirts of the district and pulls away from his community. But when a freak spring snowstorm brings a beautiful Englisher to his farm, what choice does Gideon have but to let her in?
Dallas socialite Avery Ann Hamilton is intrigued by the Amish farmer who pulls her out of the snow and into his austere lifestyle. Poor little rich girl, Avery has just gone through (yet another) bad breakup. Every man she meets only wants her for her father’s money. All she has ever wanted is to be loved for herself. Avery soon discovers the Oklahoma Amish country is the perfect place to hide out and heal her broken heart.
But she finds a peace in those back roads that she’s never felt before. Now her life has purpose and meaning as she connects with God and those around her. And there’s something more as she begins to care for this man who needs both love and forgiveness.
Gideon never wanted to live again much less fall in love, but Avery finds her way into his heart, showing him the beauty of life and God’s greatness. Yet as the feelings between Avery and Gideon grow, can they overcome their dissimilar lifestyles, or will their sheer differences pull them apart?
About the Author:
Amy Lillard is an award-winning writer who loves reading romance novels from contemporary to Amish. These two genres meet in her first book, Saving Gideon. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma.
Learn more about Amy at her website