Today I am reviewing Courting Emily, the second book in the Wells Landing series by Amy Lillard.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . .
Emily Ebersol is the bishop’s daughter, and everyone–including Emily–assumes she’ll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing.
Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man–a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he’s exactly what she needs. . .
Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke–but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves.
Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .
Moving on takes a leap of faith…
Luke Lambright was supposed to marry Emily Ebersol. After all, they had talked about getting married since they were in school together, making plans to always be together.
Then Luke decided he wanted to experience Englisch ways… movies, dances, and cars. When he told Emily he wants to drive a racecar, and was determined to leave, he broke Emily’s heart. Even worse, he tried to talk her into going with him!
But when she stays behind, will she ever let anyone else get close? When Luke comes back to visit, will he decide to stay — or will he convince her to go back with him?
Amy Lillard does such a great job portraying the Amish and Englisch lifestyles, and the temptations of each. Some people may not think the Amish lifestyle is tempting, but many Englischers are seeking a plainer, simpler life…
Don’t miss this exciting series, found in the wonderful (fictional) community of Wells Landing.
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God bless you!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt