A Beau for Katie by Emma Miller
The Housekeeper's Surprise Match
“Agreeing to work for two weeks as a housekeeper to help a family in need seems like a good idea to Katie Byler. But when Katie sees the handsome, young—and single—Freeman Kemp for the first time, she wonders what she's gotten herself into. Freeman may be considered a catch, but the stubborn young man is driving strong-willed Katie to distraction. When the two of them decide to play matchmaker for Freeman's elderly uncle, though, their feud takes a different turn. The spark between them is strong, but can Katie and Freeman reach common ground to find their happily-ever-after?”
Emma Miller does it again, in my opinion. This is the perfect (for me) gentle romance that has a message, the perfect book that doesn’t push religion in your face even though it is an Amish/Christian romance. I am not a Christian, but I love these books because it makes the Amish belief so palatable to me.
However, had I not kept reading this book, I would have never have thought that these two could ever fall in love. I was tempted to give up after only reading a quarter of this book, because both of these characters were irritating. Actually I think they reminded myself of me and that is what most likely caused me to b e less than happy with this book.
I’m glad I persevered, since both finally came to see that they were both wrong and could both use a bit of a refresher on how to ‘manage’ others!
But the end proves that Sara ALWAYS knows what she is doing!
ARC supplied by publisher