An Amish Wife for Christmas by Patricia Davids ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Bethany Martin and her grandfather have been raising her siblings since her little sister, Jenny, was a baby. But now that their grandfather has died, and her younger brother, Ivan has been getting into trouble. The Bishop tells her that Ivan should go to stay with their uncle after Christmas, but Bethany is determined to do everything that she can to keep her family together.

Michael Shelter has come to Maine looking for a fresh start, he's expecting to work with Elijah, Bethany's grandfather, but when he arrives she gives him the bad news.

Will Bethany be able to keep her family together in time for Christmas?

Michael is still trying to recover from the past that is haunting him. He finds a dog, Sadie Sue, who starts following him around and seems to sense his PTSD attacks. Bethany offers him a job, and the use of their cabin, to help them stay on top of their business. He tries to keep to himself, but the Martins draw him out, inviting him into their lives. He is especially good with Ivan, giving him good advice, helping to guide him into manhood. He is also great with Jenny, and so is Sadie Sue.

I like how Bethany and Michael get to know each other, they both have a great sense of humor. Bethany appreciates Michael's support, and is working to convince the Bishop not to have Ivan sent away. Michael admires Bethany's commitment to her faith and her family.

Frank is a good friend to Michael and to Bethany, he encourages them, and gives great words of wisdom to Michael.

There is a lot going on in this story, and I like that. There is great interaction between Bethany and Michael, as they work together to help Ivan. All the while Michael is trying to deal with his past on his own. Great characters, that you want to cheer for, and a fantastic ending.

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