Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Shepherd's Bride by Patricia Davids
Shunned by the Amish community, shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start, for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of life. But he is under the bann. Is it possible that this forbidden man holds the key to her family's safety—and the one to her heart?
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My Review: The Shepherd's Bride by Patricia Davids
I really liked the character Lizzie. She risked so much for her sisters. To keep them safe and happy. She was a hard worker. Has
faith in what she believes in. Willing to give up her only possession of her mother's. To take the chance she had for her sister's freedom.
Carl King is to be admired. He failed to live up to his beliefs once and paid a high price. In the process he saved a young girl's life. Personally either way he went could have been the right choice. I liked the choice he made. Carl has been shunned from the Amish faith. He still believes and mostly keeps to their ways.
The setting takes place on a Amish sheep farm. It made the sheep seem so real to me. Makes me want to go and watch the fields of the lambs playing. Maybe I will in a couple of months.
I liked the Amish community that welcomed Lizzie and were willing to offer jobs to her sisters before they met them to help.
This is a clean read. It is not afraid to mention prayer, beliefs and forgiveness.
I want to know what happens next to Lizzie's three sisters. I look forward to reading more books by Patricia Davids.
I was given this ebook to read and in return asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.
publication: March 18th 2014 by Harlequin Love Inspired 288 Pages ISBN: 9780373878772