Thursday, August 29, 2019

Convenient Amish Proposal by Jan Drexler



Suddenly a Mother
When Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, with an adorable little girl in tow, she’s willing to aid him in any way. But there’s just one thing Andrew Yoder needs—a mother for little Mari. And he seems convinced Bethany is the answer, just as she’s sure any union between them would be one strictly of convenience…

Andrew thought Bethany had married another. Now, determined to keep Mari despite his mother-in-law’s interference, he offers Bethany marriage in name only. But she’s quickly becoming more than a housekeeper and a mamm. Can he leave the past behind to claim a family of the heart?


I just can't say enough good things about this book! Jan has delivered once again with a story of marriage of convenience that is set in the Depression times. A time that my grandparents lived in. I can't imagine how life was then after the stock market crash. I knew it had to be hard. 
I loved this book from beginning to end and I highly recommend it. 
This author knows how to deliver a powerful read with Amish and Historical mixed together with the right combination and will leave this book reader wanting more!! It will stay on my keeper shelf. 
Rose reminds me of someone I know all too well. I perfectly understand why she did it but sometimes it's hard to let someone else take control even when they know sometimes what's best or think they know what's best. 
I loved dear Bethany and her family. She's so very kind and patient! I wish I were more like her. I'm not a very patient person. 
I actually found myself praying for Andrew and Mari lol even though I know they are characters in a book. Have you ever found yourself doing that? 
I love a good story especially if it's inspired by an author's relative. I think it makes it even better because it gives us an insight to that author's life. 
I also believe grandmother's are special. I lost mine in 2002. I still miss her to this day. 
You will enjoy this book very much especially if you love Amish and Historical mixed together.
I strongly recommend this book! Jan is such an excellent writer!! 
My thanks to the author for a complimentary copy of this book and NO compensations were recieved. All opinions are my own. 
I think it's absolutely amazing that Jan has a rich history like that. I will say, that since I'm adopted I have no idea who my relatives are.  Maybe God has a reason for that I don't know.  All I know is that he's mighty and wonderful and His ways aren't always ours even when we think they should be.


Jan DrexlerJan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the inspiration for her stories. Jan lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband of thirty-five years, where she enjoys hiking in the Hills and spending time with their expanding family. (less)


  1. Sounds cute! And you can't go wrong with a story from this lovely lady!

  2. Sounds so good. Thank you for sharing.


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