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Title: Pine Creek Courtship
Series: Pine Creek #1
Author: Amity Hope
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled: Amara
This is a delightful Amish romance, the first in a new series set in the Pine Creek community.
Emma Ziegler’s had a tough time lately, bringing up her younger brother and sister after her Mum dies and nursing their father whilst also endeavouring to keep the family’s maple syrup farm viable. Following the death of their father, her aunt comes to help. However, she’s a meddler with plans of her own to sell off the family farm, arrange a marriage for Emma and to take the younger children to work on her farm. To make matters worse, she informs Emma of this on the day of her father’s funeral! The man she wants Emma to marry has a dreadful reputation in the community and there’s no way Emma wishes to marry him. That’s when Levi Bontranger comes to her rescue, claiming to her aunt that he and Emma are already courting . . . . and so the Pine Creek courtship begins!!
This is a lovely story showing Levi’s patience, resilience and determination – and his sometimes well intentioned but inconsiderate actions. It is a brilliant romance with a thread of danger and mischief to keep you guessing. Emma thinks Levi is only pretending to court her, can he convince her to give him and their love a real chance or will fate prevent them finding their HEA together? As usual with the beautiful Amish romances, there’s a strong element of family and beliefs permeating the story, adding warmth and caring from the community to form a fabulous recipe for a delicious heartwarming read and a great start to this new series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and can’t wait to return to this community in future to catch up on events and everyone there.
Thanks to Entangled:Amara and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Love may be right around the corner in the heartwarming, sweet, and gentle Pine Creek series from Amity Hope.
After the death of her beloved father, Emma Ziegler just wants to keep her family’s maple syrup farm afloat and raise her two young siblings. But when her meddling aunt’s first choice of a husband for her turns out to be Emma’s last choice—Pine Creek’s most notorious bachelor—Emma grows desperate. Her aunt won’t listen, no matter how much she tries to tell her the man in no way embodies the Amish values of faith or hard work.
Kind and industrious Levi Bontrager has always wanted to protect his best friend Emma, even after a secret from their youth left them growing apart. Which is why he steps in to claim that Emma cannot wed anyone else, as she is currently courting him. Yes, the small lie leaves him feeling guilty, but Levi’s hope is that if he can win back the beautiful Emma’s trust, he can also win over her heart…for real.
But can a courtship that began just for show ever blossom into a true romance that could save both their futures?