Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Johanna's Bridegroom by Emma Miller


Johanna's Bridegroom was entertaining. Johanna proposed to Roland her widower neighbor next door and he said no. Not without love. Then Roland begins to court her again but she is not sure she wants to remarry. Which I find funny.

Johanna is a widow with a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old little girl. She had a bad first marriage and left her husband. Their is no divorce in their community. She keeps bees,quilts to support her family. She lives with her mother a widow herself who never remarried.

Roland hurt Johanna when they were teens and courting each other. After Johanna got married his parents arranged a wedding for him. His wife died carrying twins. He still had feelings for Johanna and hoped they could be a couple. But he wanted love no second arrangement.

I like the characters and was interested in their lives. You could tell that their were other stories with these families and I would not mind going back and reading them.

This is a clean read. It deals a lot with how the Amish believe that widows and widowers should remarry for the children and community. I would have had a hard time if I was told I should remarry for my girls sake.

The children are really cute and charming in this story. I can understand Johanna wanting a new baby and missing it when her children were getting older.

I have read a couple of Emma Miller's books and would love to read more of them in the future. Her settings wanted to make me go to the beach,eat good food and enjoy rainy day picnics.

I was given this ebook to read and in exchange to give honest review of it by Netgalley.com

04/23/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired ISBN9780373878123

Description below taken off of Netgalley

Will You Marry Me?
Bold widow Johanna Yoder stuns Roland Byler when she asks him to be her husband. To Johanna, it seems very sensible that they marry. She has two children, he has a son. Why shouldn't their families become one? But the widower has never forgotten his long-ago love for her; it was his foolish mistake that split them apart. This could be a fresh start for both of them. Until she reveals she wants a marriage of convenience only. It's up to Roland to woo the stubborn Johanna and convince her to accept him as her groom in her home and in her heart.

Hannah's Daughters: Seeking love, family and faith in Amish country.

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