About the Book
Book: The Amish Marriage Bargain
Author: Marie E. Bast
Release Date: December 17, 2019
Will a baby girl bring them together at last?
She’ll do anything for her niece…Even marry the man who broke her heart.
Nothing can keep May Bender in her Amish hometown—except caring for her baby niece. But the bishop insists that May also marry her widowed brother-in-law, Thad Hochstedler—the beau who jilted her to wed her sister. Can May risk her heart long enough to learn the real reason for Thad’s first marriage…and possibly rediscover their love?
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Fans of Amish fiction and those of us who have Amish neighbors know that the Amish people are very forgiving people; in fact, they often easily forgive what we Englishers struggle with. In this new book by Marie E. Bast, the Amish heroine May Bender is finding it hard to forgive the hurt handed her by her Amish beau Thad Hochstedler and her sister April. The marriage vows that she and Thad were supposed to exchange had actually been said by Thad and April and now, May finds herself caring for her baby niece Leah. Why had she agreed to April's dying request? As much as she has grown to love this sweet baby in the last year, how can May possibly be expected to stay in the home of the man who hurt who so deeply?
Bast has created some memorable characters for The Amish Marriage Bargain. A very wise Bishop, a mother-in-law who exemplifies all of the nasty associated with those awful mother-in-law jokes, and an Amish hero who has chosen to put others ahead of his own wants and wishes. She also shares some very realistic moments as May and Thad struggle to save May's family farm and I could totally relate to their issues. My husband and I ran a dairy for over thirty years and we also experienced the effects of big dairy operations versus small family farms. May's confusion and her deep hurt are very understandable and just when it appears that there can't be a happy resolution, an unknown secret offers her hope.
The Amish Marriage Bargain is an enjoyable story that reminds us that circumstances are not always as they appear and forgiveness is truly the key to peace and acceptance. I recommend it to all who enjoy Amish fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to post a review. These are my own thoughts.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Author
Marie E. Bast is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author. Her stories whisper words of hope and healing through complex characters and twisting plots. She enjoys writing Amish, contemporary and historical stories. Married for twenty-eight years, Marie and her husband have two grown sons and one daughter. When she’s not writing, she’s walking, golfing, gardening or spending time with her family. Visit her website at MarieBastAuthor.com or follower her on social media.
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