An Amish Noel (The Amish Bachelors)Dec 1, 2015
An Amish Homecoming Luke Bowman's homecoming is turning Emma Swartzentruber's carefully ordered world upside down. Gone is her rebellious girlhood crush, and in his place is a handsome man who seems committed to serving the community. Luke's even agreed to work for Emma's ill father, whose last wish is to see his daughter wedded to a stable, loving man. But Luke—a man who flirted with the outside world with disastrous consequences—is hardly marriage material for a good Amish woman. Yet this Christmas, when her family is flung into crisis, Emma finds that he may just be the one to capture her heart for good.
This is the second time I've tried to read and review this book. I managed to get through it the first time, but I didn't get a chance to write my review. I decided to read it a second time to re-fresh my memory before reviewing.
I'm glad I did, because I remembered why I put off writing the review earlier.
This story was not a very festive one, at least not for me. The angst and anger throughout the novel just took away any pleasure to be found at the end. The character's just didn't click with me - Luke and Emma just seemed too angry, too anxious...too something. I just couldn't find it in my heart to connect with them.
ARC supplied by publisher