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The Love of a Good Amish Woman

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This is the third book in the author’s Joyful River series.  This book is centered on the Bishop, Aaron Troyer, widower and father to two daughters, and Collette Yoder, widow, and mother to a married son and single daughter.

Bishop Troyer has an extremely busy life being the Bishop and all the duties that entails, as well as raising his two daughters.  Collette Yoder has had a hard life, with her husband abandoning her and the daughters.  In the Amish faith, she still was not able to remarry even though he abandoned her.  Eventually, she learned he had died, so now she is free to remarry should God provide a husband for her.  She was in a near-fatal accident and during the recovery, Bishop Troyer would visit her and they found they could easily share their burdens with each other.

Many of the church members feel the Bishop should remarry and are always playing matchmaker, but he has no intention of remarrying.  Collette feels no man would want her since her first husband abandoned her, therefore she is not looking to remarry either.

There are many situations in this book that brings them together and situations that stand in the way of them even having a friendship, let alone develop a love.

I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it.  Thanks to Kensington publishes, as well as NetGalley for the copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Thank you Kensington Books, Zebra, for allowing me to read Rosalind Lauer third visit to Joyful River, The Love of a Good Amish Woman. 
Bishop Aaron is overloaded and really doesn’t know what to do about it. He has his community to take care of along with his own farm, his daughters, and his close friends that require help.

Collette Yoder, a widow of a run-away husband is in need of work and just by happenstance, Bishop Aaron needs someone to bring order to his home and help teach his two growing daughters the skills needed to be a good Amish wife.  

Neither Aaron or Collette could ever lead to anything other than friendship. 

Rosalind gives us a beautifully written story that moves with smoothnesses and interest from the first sentence. I am pleased to give it a 5-star rating. The views are my own, and I was not required to give a positive review. 

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The Love of a Good Amish Woman by Rosalind Lauer is a sweet and delightful Amish story. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading Amish fiction. Four and a half stars.
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Collette Yoder is a widow with children to care for.  Aaron Troyer is the bishop of their Amish community.who is trying to raise his two daughters.  Collette comes to work for him and teaches the girls to cook.   Aaron finds the whole situation freeing and happiness ensues.  This is part of a series and was a very enjoyable story.  I found myself wanting these folks to be my personal friends.

 I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my own honest opinion.
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Rosalind Lauer takes us back to the community of Joyful River in Pennsylvania. When the widow Collette starts helping the Widower Bishop Troyer clean his house and teach his young daughters how to cook and maintain a house, will there be more than friendship on the horizon for them?  Will Collette be able to overcome the fact that her first husband abandoned her and the children and then later died? Will Bishop Troyer be able to slow his busy life down enough to enjoy it and those around him? Follow along as two families begin to lean on each other for support and companionship as they draw upon their faith in God to help them along the way. I highly recommend this book. 

All words and opinions are my own. I was given a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review.
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Lauer's writing is a bit different than most but I like her style because she tells it like it is without beating around the bush.
Things in life can happen in a flash and I really like how Lauer pulls a community together in faith hope and love. Like one big family. 
I believe that this book is perfect example for reminding us that for everything there is a season. ( Ecclesiastics)
There are a few things that might be pretty far fetched in here but I believe that the author has hit most details of Amish life spot on.
The author is right on one account.  One never knows where one's journey will take them in life. Only God knows that. 
In Him we trust. 
I love Joyful Springs.  Lauer describes it so that I felt like lived there myself. I didn't want to leave or say goodbye to the characters. 
Although I did find myself shaking my head at a certain character named Linda Hostetler. 
Well anyway I'll let you as a reader decide whether you like it. I know I did!
If you like a good Amish tale then I recommend this book. I couldn't put this book down it was so good! I devoured it in one sitting. 
Amish stories are my favorite books
5 stars for a well written story about 2nd chances among a few other things that will keep you turning the pages. 
My thanks to Kensington publishers and Netgalley for a copy of this delightful book. 
I was NOT required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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This novel is about second chances after hardship. I really wanted to be able to follow this novel and love it but it did not live up to what I was hoping for. I felt like there was a lot of details on minor things rather than the love story.  I would maybe like this novel more if I was perhaps used to Rosalinda writing style. The story was good just not one I would seek to read again.
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