JUNE 18, 2017
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Book title: Springs of Love
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye
Release date: June 15, 2017
The Kissing Bridge
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.
Sold on Love
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?
Cowboys and Amish Girls
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.
MY THOUGHTS: I loved these stories! I can seriously see them as a prequels to the authors' future books.
*The Kissing Bridge - who wouldn't want to read a book with a title like that. I loved that Reuben was willing to help the girl he loved who was going to be his future sister-n-law. Through circumstances Anna learns that her future husband is not the person she thought he was. Tough decisions lie ahead for both of them. Are they strong enough to face them together?I enjoyed the compassion and insight Reuben has for Anna. I LOVED the part where they meet the blind older Amish man, I can't tell you why so you need to read this book.
*Sold on Love - Life is good but it is also hard. Lavina learns a hard lesson which she breaks off her engagement. She feels inadequate. Do you ever feel inadequate? I have and its a struggle. And I fell in love with little Stephen. He's a handful but a delight. Aaron and Lavina are meant to be together. Can they put aside the hurt and their pride? Through Lavina we learn we don't have to do all that everyone expects. We just have to do what God expects.
*Cowboys and Amish Girls - Fun story, Truman is a hoot. Loved his country drawl and Charity is a sweetheart. She's fights having confidence in herself. Truman ends up on the Amish farm helping with a troubled horse. I enjoyed that they were friends and were honest and could talk to each other. I loved Charity and her family. Their family just seemed to be welcoming and made me feel right at home. Is farming in his future or will he go back to the Rodeo.
Grab a root-beer and a whoopie pie and enjoy these delightful stories.
Blessings, Karen Hadley Rating: 5 I have received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.
About the Author
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
Rachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & Friends, Love & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.
Guest post from Laura Hilton
The story behind The Kissing Bridge
The Snow Globe was released in November 2014 and almost immediately readers fell in love with Reuben and Anna, the grandparents in the story. They were secondary characters, but readers asked me to write their story – I put it on the back-burner, told God if He opens the doors I would, and didn’t really think of it again until I was asked to write a novella for this collection. I talked to the publisher of my Amish novels, they gave me permission, and a very close friend and I went back and reread The Snow Globe to remember all the important details about Reuben and Anna in that book. Then, with much prayer for God’s leading, I dived in. The Kissing Bridge is the result, and it was so much fun to write! If you are new to my writing, and want to know what happened to the main characters of The Kissing Bridge years down the road, then read The Snow Globe. If you have read The Snow Globe and were one of the many who asked for Reuben and Anna’s story, then read The Kissing Bridge.
The setting is actually a real covered bridge that I visited long years ago with my parents when we went on a camping trip and visited all the covered bridges and mills in driving distance of our camp-spot. That was before I cared that my family had come from the Amish and I wondered at all these people dressed as they were and driving horses and buggies!
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the story!
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