Sunday, April 5, 2020

His Pretend Amish Bride by Rachel J. Good

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In a small Amish town like picturesque Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one solution to an indiscretion is to make a good marriage. Or perhaps, fake a respectable engagement . . . 

 Priscilla Ebersol has a fulfilling life teaching special needs children—until her boyfriend’s humiliating betrayal ruins her reputation and threatens her job. Ostracized for something she didn’t do, Priscilla throws herself into a project on the benefits of camel’s milk for autism. Her research leads her to a fledgling local camel farm, where she discovers far more than she bargained for . . . 

When a pushy Englisch company shows interest in shy, handsome Gabriel Kauffman’s camel farm, he struggles to get out of a sticky negotiation. Lovely, well-spoken Priscilla appears at the perfect moment, and defends Gabe’s business so well that she is mistaken for his wife. It’s a ruse the two quietly continue, all the while secretly wishing it could be true. But though their bond deepens, Priscilla’s heart is still wounded, and Gabe battles with a troubling secret. And when a misunderstanding comes between them, it will take faith, honesty, and trust in the future to overcome the past—and allow their partnership to blossom into something more . . .


I love reading Amish books. I love them because some like this one teaches us that the Amish are not perfect in any means. They have gossips just like we do and gossips hurt. I don't like gossips. Therefore I really didn't a few of the characters in this story. I don't like people who think they're better than others.
The Amish are a fascinatig people. I love their simple way of life. I'm sure it's not easy!
I admired Pricilla. She's got spunk that's for sure! I don't think I could have done what she's done so easily but of course that's why I love fiction. She's a really cool character. My heart went out to Gabe in this story. Strong shy Gabe. He reflects the way I used to be so I could connect with him more easily. Such a sweet man. I enjoyed in getting to know him. 
Yes, God can and does work in mysterious ways only He know. In His own timing of course. We need only to ask and keep prayer in our lives. He may not answer the way we'd like Him to but sometimes He answers in ways that are best for us. I'm guilty of not prayers because we get so caught up in our lives that we tend to forget Him. I'm going to try and be better at it. 
Good has written an extraordinary story of love, courage and life's lessons in the mix. Her books are written with gentle reminders that God is always near and that He loves us no matter what. 
I enjoy her books and I try never to miss one. I finished this one in two days because I wanted to savor it. 
I highly recommend it.
My thanks to Netgalley and Kensington for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


Rachel J. Good
USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for many of her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.

Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. In searching for the best Amish soft pretzels, she's visited many Amish markets, auctions, and mud sales. Because of her love of Amish food, she tries to include recipes in her books as often as possible. When she's not traveling, she spends time with family and writing. 

In addition to her Amish novels, she's written more than 40 books, including children's educational books, adult nonfiction, and fiction for children and teens under several pen names. To find out more about Rachel and her books, you can sign up for her newsletter:

Rachel enjoys meeting readers and speaks regularly at book events, schools, libraries, churches, book clubs, and conferences across the country. She also loves talking about Amish life, using authentic Amish clothes and goods, and/or doing coloring parties.

You can connect with Rachel on her website (http://www.rachel-j-good) or Facebook (

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