by Jo Ann Brown
A Convenient Wedding
With a baby on the way, a toddler son to care for and a run-down farm, Amish widow Rebekah Burkholder is worried for her family’s future. So when a kind, hardworking Amish widower with three children proposes marriage for sensible reasons, Rebekah accepts. She’ll oversee Joshua Stoltzfus’s household, be a loving mother to his children and try to reach his rebellious teenager. Joshua will make a wonderful father to her young son and the little one soon to be born. But as Rebekah unexpectedly falls for her new husband, dare she hope that Joshua will reopen his heart to love, too?
I love these Amish romances from Harlequin. There is just something heartwarming and reaffirming about the goodness in the world – the simple life and dedication to family, community and God.
Rebekah’s first marriage proves though that even in an Amish life there are still problems. She’s hesitant to trust a man again but realizes that marriage to Joshua is the best thing for her kids. And spending time with a man that has such a good heart goes a long way to reminding her that there are worthy men in the world.
Joshua doesn’t understand why Rebekah is so skittish but he realizes that having a strong, caring woman in the house full time is doing wonderful things for his family. But he finds it very hard to reconcile moving on from his first wife who he loved very much.
Their private battles could be true for anyone – Amish or not. And the glimpse into their community and beliefs just adds extra heart to an already touching story of two people deciding if they can let go of the past and move forward together.