of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Kav5 Stars Out Of 5Loved this!October 8, 2016KavQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What an absorbing story! And, honestly, I'm gobsmacked over how quickly I got lost in it because it is told entirely from Tyler's perspective, In first person point of view no less. And you know what? That wouldn't be my first pick for any kind of novel but it totally worked for this one. I was on tenterhooks the whole read, feeling the pressure right along with Tyler as he struggled for answers.
This story explores the perils and rewards of being in relationship. Tyler impressed me from the very beginning. Honest about the issues he is wrestling with, he seeks counsel and then steps out in faith. He feels like he is caught between two worlds. When he's living Amish he feels something tugging him outside of the close knit community. When he's visiting his dad he yearns for the simplicity of the Amish life he was raised in. His journey towards self-discovery completely captivated me. And it's punctuated with wry observations on our fast-paced 21st century lifestyle. Riveting from start to finish.
patti5 Stars Out Of 5Books, Books and more BooksMarch 6, 2015pattiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Their list of books is endless. A book lovers dream come true.
jojo5 Stars Out Of 5amish groomJanuary 23, 2015jojoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this series, especially how the author makes each book complete in itself but familiar characters run thru the background. This book had a fascinating intrigue into a character's background. I was eager to finish the story but sad to reach the end.
darlene3 Stars Out Of 5Not as ExpectedSeptember 2, 2014darleneQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I was not given the book free to review.
I really enjoyed the four previous "The Amish" novels,espc the mystery associated with each one.
I was quite anxious to read the start of "The Men" series.
I wish the authors would have taken the ending in a different direction.
I realized the little key had something to do with the eventual mystery.,but it took forever to begin the mystery and then solved it quite rapidly.
The Amish stories are flooding the market and have become so predictable,in their endings.
To me this was not a new take on the Amish/Englisher conflicts even from a guys point of view.
Needless to say this was not my favorite.
I would recommend it to a friend if they had not read many "Amish" novels.
Jen PenMidwest5 Stars Out Of 5Great story from a different point of view...June 25, 2014Jen PenMidwestQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5SUMMARY:
Tyler Anderson has grown up Amish yet feels a pull on his heart that causes him to feel unsettled. Explaining his concerns to his intended, Rachel, as well as his grandparents who raised him, Tyler prays for a sign which may show him where he belongs_either in the Amish life or the Englisch world. The Amish Groom is the first book in The Men of Lancaster County series.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Both new authors for me, I am wondering how I missed them. As a reader of Amish fiction, I was intrigued to find an Amish novel written from a different point of view- that of a man's. Though not sure what to expect, this story just flowed naturally through different struggles, faith, family bonds, confusion, indecision and following the heart. Along with the storyline, the writing was so well done, I often had a hard time finding a spot in which to stop reading. (I happened to be reading a book on Amish faith concurrently with this novel and found The Amish Groom to be closely on track with the Amish beliefs/ ways of life_something I appreciated.) I definitely plan on reading the next book in this series!
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of The Amish Groom from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*