The Amish Groom

Clark, Mindy Starns. Meissner, Susan. The Amish Groom. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2014.

amishgroomTyler Anderson has grown up Amish yet feels a pull on his heart that causes him to feel unsettled. Explaining his concerns to his intended, Rachel, as well as his grandparents who raised him, Tyler prays for a sign which may show him where he belongs…either in the Amish life or the Englisch world. The Amish Groom is the first book in The Men of Lancaster County series.

Both new authors for me, I am wondering how I missed them. As a reader of Amish fiction, I was intrigued to find an Amish novel written from a different point of view- that of a man’s. Though not sure what to expect, this story just flowed naturally through different struggles, faith, family bonds, confusion, indecision and following the heart. Along with the storyline, the writing was so well done, I often had a hard time finding a spot in which to stop reading. (I happened to be reading a book on Amish faith concurrently with this novel and found The Amish Groom to be closely on track with the Amish beliefs/ ways of life…something I appreciated.) I definitely plan on reading the next book in this series!

4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Amish Groom from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*


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