Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gentle Love Stories

Three young women, friends living in the same community, face challenges preparing for their weddings. Rose Bender, recently engaged to her best friend Luke Raber, begins to wonder if she's made the right choice. Luke seems distant, not the ardent suitor she dreams of. Naomi Fisher is a successful matchmaker for everyone except herself. Naomi thinks she has resigned herself to life alone, but her sister's approaching wedding makes her question her decision. Priscilla King is preparing for the perfect wedding she's dreamed of since she was sixteen. She and Chester Lapp are very much in love, but as things go wrong with the wedding preparations, they begin to question God's plan.

I loved this book. The authors did a skillful job using the same setting to tell the interwoven stories. The plots are interesting, but it's the characters that keep you reading. The young women are genuinely likeable. Their problems feel real and the resolutions are satisfying.

I recommend this book if you're a fan of Amish stories, or just love a good romance.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program.