Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Love for Leah by Amy Lillard



For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, faith can open minds—and hearts—to create surprising bonds for a lifetime . . .

Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she's rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can't help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He's too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help—or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal . . .

After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he f

eels he can aid Peter—and himself. But somehow, Leah's freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he's never felt before. Soon, Jamie can't imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome—or can love bridge their way to a future together?


Another great read by Amy Lillard. I always look forward to her stories and she never disappoints me.
A wonderful set of new characters and Leah finally gets to tell her story.
I finished this book in two sittings it was that good!! 
The only thing I didn't like were Jamie's and Leah's stubborn personalities. Especially where Leah kept saying she's Mennonite and he's Amish. It got on my nerves because I wanted to knock their heads together sooooo bad!! 
I believe if two people are attracted to each other and they really and truly care for each other then to me, it shouldn't matter. 
Love is strong. Love is faithful. That's my belief. 
I still think Brandon is special. I don't know why. He's like any typical teenager. Sort of reminds me of my son. Maybe that's why I"m attached to him. One minute they can be the best kid or kids you ever raised and then mooooood swing!! You never know. 
There were many scenes in the book that made me snicker and then laugh outright. I just enjoyed the story for what it was. It's too bad that it had to end so quickly!! 
There was a certain place in the book that I cried tho. I sure hate to see a family split up like that. 
But, maybe she'll find her way back home. Only the Lord knows.
Thank you Amy for another great story! Please keep writing!! 


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!

Amy LillardI 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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