Review: Courting His Amish Wife by Emma Miller - .Red Wine & Books

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Review: Courting His Amish Wife by Emma Miller

     

Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher:  Love Inspired (July 27, 2021)

From Goodreads.com:  He offers her his hand,

but will she ever take his heart?

When Levi Miller learns Eve Summy will be forced to marry her would-be attacker or get shunned, he marries her instead. Now husband and wife, but complete strangers, they must figure out how to live together in harmony. But with Levi’s family questioning the motives for their surprise wedding, getting to know each other—and possibly finding love along the way—is harder than they expected.

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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

This was a sweet Amish romance that on the surface is everything is purports to be. Our two main characters Levi and Eve marry in order to save her from being shunned by her own community due to her actions (to be fair she did disobey her father, but she did it out of naivety not anything malicious). The rest of the story follows our newlywed couple as they try and navigate married life, whilst also (in Levi's case anyway) dealing with the pressures of trying to get his business up and running and the pressure of his father's disappointment in his hasty marriage. 

The problem that I had with this story is that it felt very stagnant. For the majority of the story, every time we had a sweet moment between Levi and Eve, two more would come of him being brooding, or pulling away from her, or her becoming irritated with him. I understand the pressures of their marriage, but I would like to have seen more poignant moments between them so that at the end of the novel their sudden declaration of love seemed real and not just happening for the sake of having a happily ever after. I also wish they had been honest with his parents at least about the reasons behind their seemingly hasty marriage. This comes down to Eve, and while I can understand her not wanting their reputations harmed by the truth coming out, she also knew the toll having his relationship with his father so badly strained was hurting him and she allowed it to continue. 

All things considered however, while this story didn't work for me for the aforementioned reasons, if it seems like something you would enjoy please don't let me thoughts keep you from giving it a chance. I am sure there will be others (especially lovers of Amish romance) who will enjoy it!

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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                                                           Courting His Amish Wife is available from Amazon.com



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