Review: A Husband for Mari (The Amish Matchmaker #2) by Emma Miller

Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (February 1, 2016)

From Back to Amish Country 
Struggling single mother Mari Troyer decides to return—temporarily— to the Amish hometown she left years ago. With a place to stay and a good job, Mari soon becomes a part of the warm, welcoming Delaware community. But when her son asks a matchmaker to find Mari a husband, Mari worries that the handsome builder who's become the boy's father figure can never be her intended. James Hostetler requires a wife as committed to the Amish life as he is. Need brought Mari back to Seven Poplars, but maybe love and renewed faith will make her stay forever.


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

For me this was less of a romance novel and more a novel about finding yourself and coming home again. Sure the romance played an important part in this, and I probably would not have enjoyed it quite as much without it, however I felt a deeper connection to the underlying message in this story. It doesn't matter what you've done, or +how far astray you've found yourself, there is always the chance to start over and find where you have belonged all along. 

The characters were not only strong, but also believable, maybe more so when it comes to Mari and her son Zachary. There is so much character growth with these characters that you felt privileged to be included in their journey. 

Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone novel. You do not need to read the books that come beforehand in order to understand and enjoy this one!  

Overall, I would certainly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good Amish/Christian romance, and I would in fact also recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good clean romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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