To Love and to Cherish | Kelly Irvin Marathon


Today I am reviewing To Love and to Cherish, the first book in The Bliss Creek Amish series by Kelly Irvin.

Here is a brief synopsis:

In author Kelly Irvin’s first installment in the Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will find a charming, romantic story of how God works even in the darkest moments.

It’s been four years since Carl left.

Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world. And in four years, Emma’s heart has only begun to heal.

Now, with the unexpected death of her parents, Emma is plunged back into a world of despair and confusion.

It’s a confusion only compounded by Carl’s return.

She’s supposed to be in love with him — so why can’t she keep her mind off Thomas, the strong, quiet widower who always seems to be underfoot? Could the man she only knew as a friend be the one to help her to heal?

In a world that seems to be changing no matter how tightly she clings to the past, this one woman must see beyond her pain and open her heart to trust once again.


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What an amazing story!

When Emma Shirack’s parents are killed in an accident, she fears nothing will ever be the same. Her older brother moves back home to care for his brothers and sisters, but Emma just wants a family of her own. Thomas would love to be more than Emma’s friend . . . but after being gone for 4 years, Carl, the boy Emma has always loved, moves back to Bliss Creek and begs Emma to give him another chance. Should she? Will he stay this time? What is he hiding?

This series promises great characters, with more than their share of troubles and woes. For awhile I wondered if Emma would make the right choice or not — I almost wanted to smack her a time or two.

Emma! Have you not learned anything!

I’m glad I had a box of tissues nearby, as I grabbed one just after I began reading this wonderful story. It will definitely capture your attention and hold it tightly until the very end.

Kelly Irvin has written an awesome story! I enjoyed it so much, I couldn’t wait to write the review and pick up the next book in the series to continue reading.

Happy Reading!!!


God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt



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2 thoughts on “To Love and to Cherish | Kelly Irvin Marathon

  1. Marilyn R September 5, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    To Love and To Cherish sounds like a book I will not be able to quit reading until I’m finished. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I always enjoy books showing God’s love and His power no matter the situation.


  2. Trixi September 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book! These type of storylines always make me wonder who the heroine will eventually choose to be with…so much angst…lol! But I love them 🙂 Thanks for your review Donna.


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