Courting Her Prodigal Heart by Mary Davis ~ Review

Lucie's Review:

Eli Hochstetler is a blacksmith, on his trips to town he has noticed her bright multicolored hair in the past, but today he sees her crying. He stops to help her offering advice and a sandwich, not recognizing her as his childhood friend, Dori Bontrager.

Dori is pregnant and her boyfriend has kicked her out, when Eli advises her to go home, she takes his advice and goes back to her Amish community. She is dead set on leaving as soon as soon as she can, but she stays because she knows that the Amish will help care for her child. Her grandfather, the bishop, welcomes her whole-heartedly, and just requests that she take the discipleship classes.

Will Dori go back to the English world or stay with Eli?

Dori is hardened and unrepentant when she first comes home to stay with her grandfather. Eli's business has been slow, so Dori offers to help him set up a website to attract more business. As they spend more time together Eli can't help but fall for the beautiful Dori, but she is still bent on leaving.

I has a hard time liking Dori, but perhaps that's more realistic, because she is hard to love and acts that way intentionally. Eli seemed to love the idea of Dori in his head, and their relationship felt one-sided. My favorite character was Dori's grandfather, though she remembers him as stern and judgmental, he is the only one who welcomes her, and he doesn't hassle her about her past or current situation. He opens his home to her, and let's her choose.

Overall, this was a tough one for me to like, I really wanted to but I found the situation frustrating.

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