Monday, May 6, 2013

Book Review ~ Katie's Choice by Amy Lillard ~ 5/5!!!

Katie's Choice (Clover Ridge, #2)

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review as part of a Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Tour.  
Title:  "Katie's Choice"
Series:  A Clover Ridge Book #2
Author:  Amy Lillard
Publisher:  B&H Publishing
Publication Date:  5/1/2013
Pages:  320
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

Katie Rose Fisher loved Samuel Beachy with an intensity that shook their Amish district. No one doubted they would one day marry, until Samuel turned his back on the church and joined the world of the English.

Alone now in Clover Ridge, Katie Rose dedicates her life to God and the school children she teaches each day. Although she secretly longs for more, Katie knows God’s hand is at work, and she is happy.

News correspondent Zane Carson never even knew Oklahoma had an Amish community until he got the chance to live among them and learn about their day-to-day activities. Their simple way of life is intriguing, but not half as much as the young teacher.

Katie Rose is flattered over the attention she receives from Zane, but she has resolved to never marry. Even if she were to entertain the idea, it surely couldn’t be with an outsider like Zane.

Never one prone to the restraints of organized religion, Zane finds a comfort in the rituals and blessings in the day to day righteous living of this small Amish community. He finds himself, God, and love with Katie Rose.

But as Zane draws closer to Katie Rose, Samuel comes back to repent his ways and return to his place at her side. Can Zane convince Katie Rose that he is committed to adapting to her way of life, or will Samuel win her affections back for himself once again?

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

It had been a while since I'd read an Amish story and I was looking forward to it. I was not disappointed! This book had everything I could wish for.

I loved how Zane, a war reporter, took to the Amish life so readily. Katie was such a wonderful character as well.

The author did a wonderful job with the setting, characters and flow. I was pulled into the story and couldn't wait to find out how it turned out. I was very pleased :)

A Brief Excerpt:
"Two neat beds sat side by side in a surprisingly large bedroom.  Each bed was covered with a quilt of vivid colors--black, red, yellow, orange and green."
 Page 15

The Cover:

The cover is very sweet.  It depicts Katie with the correct color eyes - green.  In the background Zane is plowing and Katie looks on.

Other Notes:

~ I didn't read the first book of this series and felt it in no way hindered my enjoyment of this, the second book of the series.



On to the next book,

1 comment:

  1. thanks for your comments on this book, now I want to know who she will pick..I like both men. I have not read this author before but sounds like she does good work.
    Paula O(


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