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 promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Marry Me, Millie (Paradise Valley #1) by Amy Lillard

Marry Me, Millie (Paradise Valley #1)

Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Amy Lillard's uplifting new series unites a "Widows Club" of women who share solace, friendship, and faith in the Amish community of Paradise Valley, Missouri. In this series starter, a young pregnant widow running a B&B meets a handsome outsider who begins to make her believe in love again.

When her young husband died unexpectedly, Millie Bauman thought her life was over too--until she learned she was carrying his child. Now, as she awaits the baby's arrival, Millie's sure her future will revolve around motherhood, the B&B she runs with her Aunt Sylvie, and the beloved Whoopie Pies her Widows Club whips up each week. But when a handsome newcomer arrives in town, Millie is intrigued, and the club wonders if Millie might find a second chance at love...

Henry King plans to stay in Paradise Valley long enough to take care of some family business, and hopefully mend the heartache of his own lost love. As Henry and Millie cross paths, it's clear their neighbors are gently trying to play matchmaker. Not wanting to disappoint, the two pretend to play along--but life gets complicated when a true and tender affection grows. As Millie gets ready to welcome her baby, they must rely on faith and fate to decide if they should risk their hearts on love again...


There are moments of sadness in this book, but much of the time I found myself laughing out loud. Marry Me, Millie has wonderful characters, a great setting, and an additional element of humor. It also has romance, two in fact, and author Amy Lillard shows that romance between an older couple can be just as special as one between a younger pair. Millie and Henry have both known love, and they've also experienced loss, so a new relationship isn't on either of their agendas. Millie's aunt Sylvia and Henry's grandfather Vern decide to change their minds, and that's when the fun begins! These mature matchmakers are aided by members of the Whoopie Pies Widows Club, and their efforts are downright hilarious. Millie and Henry don't stand a chance, but the real surprise is the spark that seems to be smoldering between Sylvia and Henry!

This sweet, inspiring story is filled with faith, friendship, love, and second chances, and Lillard also shares recipes for some of the delicious Amish food that is mentioned throughout the story. I can't wait to try the recipes, and I look forward to the next book in this Paradise Valley series!

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Amy Lillard is a 2013 Carol award-winning author who loves reading romance novels from contemporary to Amish. She was born and raised in Mississippi, but now lives in Oklahoma with her husband and their teenage son.  

Learn more about Amy at her Website     

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