The Saddle Maker’s Son | Kelly Irvin Marathon

Today I am reviewing The Saddle Maker’s Son, the third book in The Amish of Bee County series by Kelly Irvin.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn’t create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family?

Rebekah isn’t like her sister who left the Amish faith, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, close-knit Amish community makes her feel as if she’s been judged and found lacking.

The men avoid her and the women whisper behind her back. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have.

Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can’t erase the past that accompanies his every thought.

A surprise encounter with two half-starved runaway children forces Rebekah and Tobias to turn to each other to help a sister and brother who have traveled thousands of miles in search of lives of unfettered peace and joy.

In doing so, Rebekah and Tobias discover the key to forgetting the past is the one that will open the door to love and the future they both seek


Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn’t create . . .Tobias Byler is haunted by regret.  Read The Saddle Maker’s Son by Kelly Irvin – Tweet this!



Another amazing, romantic story!

Be warned – you won’t want to put this book down. If you pick it up, do so when you have plenty of time to sit back and enjoy it! And believe me, you are going to LOVE the story! Kelly Irvin is an amazing writer — and The Saddle Maker’s Son is a fantastic story!

This is such a powerful story . . . it  delves into the problems people face across the border — and how the Amish community and English community view it. When Mordecai King seeks out Jesse to get his help with a difficult situation, it could be a good thing for both families.

Will things work out — or will it push the Amish and Englischers farther apart?

Read the book! Find out for yourself. Kelly has created a wonderful community in Bee County Texas. The characters in these three books — plus two novellas — are stubborn, stodgy, determined — and a little surprising at times. But this makes them real to the reader! When Rebekah shivers and tucks her cold hands under her arms, I think I shivered for a moment, too – it was so real to me!

Just read it for yourself (with a sweater . . . and a box of tissues).

If you’re reading The Amish of Bee County series, you won’t want to miss this sequel…

Happy Reading!


God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt



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5 thoughts on “The Saddle Maker’s Son | Kelly Irvin Marathon

  1. Mari September 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Yes, I’m going to read this entire series. It would be a great to win one of them. : ) I’m thinking I need to move this series up higher on my TBR list. It continues to grow weekly if not daily. LOL

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    • DJ Mynatt September 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      I’m sure Kelly will be glad to know this!


  2. Gail Hollingsworth September 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    This one is next on my TBR pile!

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  3. Trixi September 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Definite series to read by your reviews Donna, thanks for adding to my list 🙂

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  4. Martha Peace September 24, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Love your books


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