Three Books by Amy Lillard: Caroline’s Secret, Courting Emily and Lorie’s Heart

Caroline’s Secret, Courting Emily and Lorie’s Heart

by Amy Lillard

 

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Caroline’s Secret

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In Amy Lillard’s poignant introduction to Wells Landing, a small Amish community is home to two brave souls hoping to forget their painful pasts and rebuild their faith in the future. . .

Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she’s found in close-knit Wells Landing. She’s even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer–a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she’s worked so hard to leave behind. . .

After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle’s furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible–until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline’s past comes to light–unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Caroline Hostetler moves Oklahoma with her daughter Emma, leaving behind her dreadful past. She loves the community of Wells Landing, and soon she meets a handsome widower and the two discover they are attracted to each other. But Caroline can’t forget the past she has hanging over her head. She has to tell Andrew the truth or she could loose him.

Caroline and Emma were two loveable characters, and I really enjoyed their story. This is another awesome read from one of my favorite authors, Amy Lillard. The story and the characters were so realistic, I felt as though I was living in the story with these beautiful characters. I was nervous for Caroline, though I wanted her to hurry and tell Andrew the truth so they could decide if they could have a life together. There’s a lot of twists and tensions here, but nothing that love, forgiveness alone with some sacrifice cannot take care of. If you enjoy Amish fiction, you must try Caroline’s Secret. And scroll down for my review on the second and third books in this series as well!

I received this book from the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

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Courting Emily

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . .

Emily Ebersol is the bishop’s daughter, and everyone–including Emily–assumes she’ll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing. Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man–a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he’s exactly what she needs. . .

Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke–but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves. Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

We return to the good Amish folks in the Wells Landing community of Oklahoma for Emily’s story. Being a Bishop’s daughter, Emily Ebersol was sure to marry a good standing Amish man and live happily ever after as an Amish wife. But when her longtime childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright fell more in love with racing cars than her, and left the Amish faith, Emily’s world was shattered.  Then Emily started spending time at the Riehl house helping out because James Riehl had been injured, thus spending time with James’ son Elam. Could Elam be the man for her since Luke never returned home? But then suddenly Luke does return home and Emily’s life is in a whirlwind!

This story takes a different twist that the first book. Emily and Luke had been sweethearts since childhood, so it was no question that they would marry when they were old enough, but then Luke has to jump the fence, taking care of that! I enjoyed the time Emily spent at the Riehl home, because she was so good to the dad, James. James’ family had had him closed up in his dark bedroom since his injury, not wanting him to have a life. Emily had a different idea, and started bringing James out of his dark den, making Elam furious. But James loved it, causing a lot of tension in this household! I loved James’ character. He was fun, and so adorable after Emily started letting him out into the house more. But I don’t want to say any more, because you need to read the book to see what happens! And if you enjoy Amish fiction, this is a must read for you! And check out books One and Three in this same posting.

I received this book from the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

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Lorie’s Heart

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Welcome back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma, the tranquil Amish community where still waters run deep and a brave young woman sets out to discover her faith, her family, and herself…
 
Lorie Kauffman is grief-stricken when her father passes away unexpectedly. But her heartache quickly turns to bewilderment when she discovers he’d been leading two lives—one of simplicity and hard work in Wells Landing, and one fraught with painful ordeals in Tulsa. As she starts digging into her family’s past, Lorie finds herself torn between the Amish world and the Englisch world—and she’s no longer certain where she belongs…

Lorie knows that if she leaves Wells Landing, she may never be able to return. But what if her destiny lies in the outside world—the world her father knew so well? Change is never easy, but with a bit of courage and the help of a handsome and kind-hearted Englischer, she just may find the peace, acceptance, and love she’s been longing for…

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When Lorie Kauffman’s father passed away, she was having enough trouble dealing with his death, much less finding out about all of his secrets. Lorie find’s a tattoo her dad has when she goes to identify his body, which her step mother will tell her nothing about. Then she finds a drivers license and an address, with a name Lorie doesn’t recognize,  in the box of things the funeral home of her dads. Lorie has Luke take her to the address she found to see what she could find out, and they ended up at a retirement home. Would Lorie find answers to all of her questions here?

Book three in this series is just as exciting as Book’s one and two! With Lorie finding out about the secrets her father has been keeping from her, the tensions are a bit more intense, and there are many twists and turns. And of course this was great because I couldn’t put the book down, I had to find out what was happening next. I did feel so bad for Lorie, because everything hit her at once, and it was difficult to handle, and then try to figure out what she could about her dad and his situation. Another awesome read from Amy Lillard. One you don’t want to miss, especially if you enjoy Amish fiction.

I received this book from the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

amy lillardI’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, Fibro Warrior, 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-five years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, 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.   http://amywritesromance.com/

 

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