Monday, March 27, 2017


Marrying Jonah


Life isn t always as simple as it seems for the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma. Neither is love. . . 
"Everyone in town knows that Sarah Yoder is enamored with Jonah Miller, even though he s been with his girlfriend, Lorie, for years. But all that changes when Lorie runs off with another man. Inconsolable, his faith in love shattered, Jonah resists everyone s attempts to ease his pain until the unexpected happens one night. 
Jonah is filled with confusion. Sarah is not the woman he yearns for, yet he asks for her hand in marriage, if only out of honor. Still, he worries, can they live in harmony if their vows are built on a lie? As Sarah seeks spiritual advice, Jonah tries to look toward the future and finally begins to see her for who she really is: A beautiful, strong-willed woman whose heart is pure and belief is true. But will it be too late for him to prove that he wants to be her husband?


Oh my!!! What a beautiful story!!!!
And most of this I can definitely relate to!!
I was heartbroken for Sarah. Sarah truly thought the world had come to an end. She is stubborn and can't see past the end of her nose. If she can't have her way then as far as she's concerned, neither can anyone else. (A little like me). Sarah is like most of us.
Jonah is blinded by his love for Lorie and can't understand why everyone else has moved on but him. It seems as though time has stood still for Jonah until Sarah comes along.
Suddenly, it seems as through it has meant for them to be together for life.
Sometimes in life we have to learn our lessons the hard way. Whether it's not the right or wrong way.
I sometimes wish the English world was like the Amish. Divorce isn't allowed among the Amish. I think I'm in a way, that's a good thing. It makes us want to stop and take a good look at ourselves and is this the right person for me?
But in this case, that question didn't matter. I think God had a reason for these too people to be together.
Time. That's what that word men's in this story.
Time is of the essence, Time has no meaning in grief or anything else for that matter.
I have been where Sarah has gone. It's no easy thing because it will always make you wonder.
I am where Sarah is now when it comes to in laws. In laws are no fun and hard to get along with.
I didn't realize that I had a friend in my father in law had passed away.
God has a way of working things out.
Sometimes it takes certain things for us to see what we have right in front of us and then it hits us and sometimes hard too.
I loved this story because there were too many things that actually hit home for me.
Amy has a wonderful talent and it shows in her writing. That's why I was excited for this book to come out. I wasn't disappointed!
I strongly recommend this book for people who love reading Amish stories.
I received a complimentary copy and was in no way required to review this book.
All words are expressed as my own
Amy Lillard


I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances. 

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

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