Mom Loves 2 Read: Gabriel's Bride by Amy Lillard ~ #CFBA book review

Feb 4, 2014

Gabriel's Bride by Amy Lillard ~ #CFBA book review

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Gabriel's Bride
B&H Books (February 1, 2014) by Amy Lillard


ABOUT THE BOOK
Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio. As an orphan, Rachel doesn’t have much to offer; any match she can make will be a good one. She just didn’t plan on Gabriel with his big hands and permanent frown. As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for the farm and his six children. But he never thought he’d marry a slip of a girl who barely reaches his chin. Yet as time passes,
Gabriel finds himself thinking about a real marriage. They have spoken vows to God and each other, but can he risk his heart with Rachel?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Gabriel's Bride, go HERE.


My Review:
I don't usually read much Amish Fiction but this one seemed to "call" to me - lol.  As I began reading it (and am still reading) it has captured my imagination and my heart.  Rachel has just lost the last family member, her Aunt, and is now considered an orphan.  She has lost her home and has only two choices before her . . . leave all she knows and go live with distant relatives somewhere far away from her "home" or marry Gabriel, a father of six children.
She is not ready to be married, and Gabriel has just lost his wife and would prefer not to marry again.  But God has something special in mind for this pair, if only they will turn from their stubborn ways and listen to his soft leading.  You'll have to read this book for yourself to find out what happens to Rachel and Gabriel.  I'm nearly at the end of the book, so I'll have to quit typing and hurry and finish . . . it is hard to put this book down.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

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 years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, shoes, 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 believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight 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.


Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

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