5/25/2016

The Courtship Basket Review

About the Book:

Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself.
The Courtship BasketRachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.
Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.
With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.
The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?

My Thoughts:
You know how you think a favorite author just can't write anything better than they have already written? Well, this book once again blows that theory out of the water. I related so much to Rachel, her quickness to rush in to try to fix the situation, her jumping to conclusions, without knowing facts, reminded me of a much younger self. I loved this story! I laughed and cried. In fact, at one point while I was reading this book, my darling husband texted me and asked what I was doing, and I replied, "I am reading and crying." Luckily he knows I love a good book that makes me cry. This story delivered. I love reading Amy's books because I know they are going to make me laugh and cry. Plus I get anxious to see what is going to happen next. I keep wondering about the hope chest that belongs to Mattie. I hope to learn more about it in the next book. I loved this book, it was great!
4.5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 

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