A Love For Leah
by Amy Lillard
Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she’s rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can’t help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbour, Jamie Stoltzfus. He’s too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help–or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal . . .
After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter–and himself. But somehow, Leah’s freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he’s never felt before. Soon, Jamie can’t imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome–or can love bridge their way to a future together?
Series: Pontotoc Mississippi
Number of Pages: 352
Published: 31st July 2018
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Genres: Fiction, Romance novel, Christian Fiction, Amish romance, Religious Fiction
Available in: Paperback and eBook
A Love for Leah is the second book in the Amish of Pontotoc series. This book can be read a standalone, but I highly recommend you read the series in order. It will give you a better understanding of all the characters.
Leah and Hannah Gingerich are twin sisters and they left the Amish to join the English many years ago. Hannah returned to the Amish community in the first book in this series.
Leah has left the Amish faith and has become Mennonite. Leah is still close with her family, and she helping care for Hannah’s son, Brandon. Leah is a headstrong and very independent.
Jamie Stoltzfus has recently moved to Pontotoc with his 7-year-old nephew after a house fire killed his brother, sister in law and their infant daughter, leaving his nephew Peter without any family. Jamie has taken care of him for the past six months but Peter has not said a word since that fateful day.
Sparks fly from the very start when Leah and Jamie meet. They are both opinionated and have different ideas on what is best for Peter. They can not seem to agree on anything. I enjoyed the interactions and banter between Leah and Jamie.
Leah is Mennonite and Jamie is Amish, will they be able to overcome their differences?
I certainly enjoyed A Love for Leah and reading the differences between the Amish and Mennonites.
Amy Lillard has written another inspirational book. I thoroughly enjoyed it from the very first page.
Amy Lillard does thorough research into her characters and settings. Amy has taken the setting from the real town of Pontotoc, Mississippi. And the characters have such genuine feelings and thoughts that the everyday person would have. You are going to feel every emotion along with the characters and it will make you laugh and cry.
If you are a fan of Amish Fiction you will not be disappointed. Grab a copy of Amy’s new book and curl up with a cuppa and enjoy.
I highly recommend this book!
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