About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

An Amish Flower Farm by Mindy Steele

An Amish Flower FarmABOUT THE BOOK

She grows flowers.
He raises bees for honey.
They help each other out,
because that’s what neighbors do…

Belinda Graber loves growing flowers for her family to sell at the Amish marketplace. Venturing beyond the farm to sell them in town, though, is out of the question. People would stare at the birthmark on her cheek, and she’s dealt with enough teasing in her life.

As a beekeeper, Adam Fisher knows how blessed he is to live next door to the Grabers’ greenhouses and fields. But when his father is injured, Adam has to take a job at the local mill. How will he manage the honey harvest?

Adam and Belinda make a deal: if she tends his hives, he’ll sell her flowers in town.

Belinda’s sure that her growing feelings for Adam could never be returned. Meanwhile, Adam can’t help but notice how his shy neighbor charms the bees…or is he the one being charmed? Because his last courtship ended badly, Adam tells himself this arrangement is strictly business, even if Belinda is sweet as honey.

This uplifting Amish romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe.



MY THOUGHTS.....

This story touched me in many ways but one reason that I love it so much is that the two main characters mirror my own experience. One of the most important people in my childhood and young adult life had a facial birthmark like Belinda Graber's. As I read Belinda's thoughts, I could imagine that my special friend suffered the same insecurities, but I was young and I was just like Adam Fisher. He didn't see any imperfection in Belinda because he was looking at her inner being, and I felt the same way! I loved my friend, and her port wine stain was transparent in my eyes.


Author Mindy Steele has perfectly captured "looking through the eyes of love". Adam, of course, didn't initially recognize his feelings so there were moments of doubt and conflicting emotions, but isn't this the way in true life? I really liked Adam, but he was just a tad stubborn at times! I loved watching Belinda grow in her self-confidence. Oh, she'd recognized her talent for growing beautiful flowers, but she didn't know that she could also succeed in selling those flowers to strangers! What about her birthmark? Would that keep them away?



An Amish Flower Farm
is the perfect blend of romance, Amish culture, and faith in God and nature. There are some great supporting characters that deserve their own stories, but Belinda and Adam truly are the stars! Steele reminds us that the oldest romance around is the romance between the flowers and the bees, and she succeeds in making Belinda and Adam's partnership just as special. If you're looking for a feel-good romance that may cause heart palpitations, look no further. This is the book for you!



I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Steele writes sweet Amish fiction as well as romantic suspense. Author of the Miller's Creek Amish series, as well as, Christmas Grace, Christmas in Cranberry, His Amish Wife's Hidden past, and An Amish Flower Farm. She enjoys coffee indulgences, weekend road trips, and all things peanut butter. To learn more about Mindy, go to 
https://mindysteeleauthor.wordpress.com, You can also find her on Facebook     Twitter     Instagram




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