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Lovely, contemporary Amish romance – The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unruly In-Law by Jennifer Beckstrand

Title: The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unruly In-Law

Series: The Amish Quiltmaker #2

Author: Jennifer Beckstrand

Publisher: Kensington Books, Zebra

Published: June 29th, 2021

Pages: 304

Rating: 4*

My Review:

This is a delightful contemporary Amish romance set in Colorado. The Amish Quiltmaker is Esther Liem and she’s actually surreptitiously matchmaking her rebellious brother-in-law, Ben, with the plain speaking, sensible Linda Eicher. Esther agrees to help keep Ben’s latest escapades from his parents if he agrees to ask Linda to allow him to drive her home…..

Ben has been ostracised by many members of his Amish community and generally goes around with two close friends and the three of them are recognised as trouble makers by all. Linda, however, proves to be different, seemingly accepting him as he is and challenging him. This is a story of fearing love because of the danger of rejection hurting. It is one with some brilliant and somewhat unexpected champions – including an 83 year old lady who seems to be in amongst it all, regardless of what happening. It has humour and heartbreak, laughter and love in a delightful story with faith and love at its heart.

Thank you to Kensington Books/Zebra and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Synopsis:

Opposites can make the most delightful pattern…

Filled with her trademark humor and relatable characters, award winning author Jennifer Beckstrand’s second installment in the Amish Quiltmaker series finds independent-minded quilter Esther Liem’s matchmaking skills put to the test in her new Colorado community.

Moving to a new Amish settlement in small-town Colorado was a brave new start for independent-minded quiltmaker Esther Kiem. But helping her reckless relative will really put her special matchmaking skills to the test . . .

Mischievous and rebellious, young Ben Kiem is making the wrong kind of name for himself throughout the town of Byler. And even though his sister-in-law, Esther, somehow coaxes him into keeping company with sensible Linda Eicher, Ben can’t see anything they have in common. Or that he could ever be good enough for someone like her. But Linda’s down-to-earth nature and unexpected understanding have Ben trying his best to be better, no matter how challenging . . .

Linda couldn’t be more surprised when Ben turns out to be caring and helpful, despite his rowdy pranks and bad-news friends. And falling in love with him suddenly seems just right. But when a heartbreaking misunderstanding comes between them, both she and Ben must risk enough to trust, stitch the pieces back together—and dare a forever precious happiness.

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