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Ben and Rachel were both gentle and special people. I wished I could have told them to learn about each other's love languages! They were both doing the best they could to try to make the marriage work. I loved how Ben was doing special things for Rachel and I loved how Rachel was "working" on their marriage. If only they could have read each other's minds.
I thought this was a unique storyline and one I haven't read before in Amish fiction. I enjoyed the midwives in the story and also Rachel's mother. I also thought the addition of another couple who married under the same circumstances was an interesting addition to the story as well. I also thought it was interested to learn a common practice among the Amish after a baby is born.
If you like Amish fiction, I highly recommend this book!
Wow, what a well written and thought out story showing forgiveness, love and overcoming the past. Their Surprise Amish Marriage brought Rachel and Ben together in an unexpected way. Rachel was looking forward to marrying Aaron, Ben’s older brother. With the unfortunate behavior of him leaving Miller’s Creek for the Englisch world she found comfort with Ben that evening. Time proved their actions could not be ignored. With a small wedding, learning to adjust to married life, will Rachel be able to put her feelings aside for Aaron?
This is a touching story that stirred my heartstrings. McClay wrote this in a way that drew me in from the start and I didn’t want the story to end. I cried and smiled as we see the struggles and victories Rachel and Ben had with their unexpected marriage.
I won a complimentary copy of this book from the author through a Facebook group without any obligation to write a review. I have willingly shared my own opinion for this story and loved it more than earlier books by the author.
“Their Surprise Amish Marriage” by Jocelyn McClay takes us back to Miller’s Creek and an Amish community that I wish was a real place.
Rachel Mast grew up believing she’d marry one Raber brother, but when circumstances change, she finds herself marrying younger brother, Ben. Ben Raber has held a secret crush on Rachel for years. Now they are married and he will do anything to make her happy. At first, their marriage is awkward and filled with silences, but as Rachel and Ben face obstacles within themselves and with each other, their love begins to grow.
Ms. McClay creates characters that you care deeply for, wanting them to find true happiness on their path to a happily-ever-after. Her stories tug at your heart while filling it with hope.
Their Surprise Amish Marriage is Jocelyn McClay's best book yet! A moment of offering comfort leads to much more! Rachel learns that Ben's practice of doing things for her is his love language. Circumstances aren't ideal but sometimes things work out for the best. Billy the bull gives lots of excitement to life on the farm! I recommend Their Surprise Amish Marriage to others whether Amish is your usual genre or not. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. This is my honest opinion.