Friday, May 21, 2021

The Amish Cowboy's Homecoming By Ophelia London & GIVEAWAY

The Amish Cowboy's Homecoming
by Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Series: Honey Brook
ISBN: 978-1682815717

I was so excited that TLC Book Tours reached out to me about reviewing this book. It was my first introduction to the author and the company. They sent me the book for review.

Summary:

What happens when a traditional horse whisperer clashes with an unconventional trainer within the charming Amish community of Honey Brook?

Grace Zook has always held a talent with horses, ever since she was a child growing up in her quaint Amish village of Honey Brook. Now, as an adult, she’s become a master trainer—but still struggles to prove to her father that she is worthy of taking over the family’s horse farm. With a fiery new stallion coming soon, Grace knows this challenge is her chance to prove she can finally take the reins.

When widower and horse whisperer Isaac King is offered the lead training job on a new farm out of town, he’s thrilled to finally make a name for himself and provide some permanent roots for his young daughter. But not only is the stallion seemingly unbreakable, so, too, is the owner’s headstrong daughter Grace, who has drastically different ideas about how to handle the impossible horse. Yet somehow, he can’t seem to get the confident, beautiful woman out of his mind…even though as his boss’s daughter, she is completely off-limits.

There’s too much at stake for Isaac to gamble his future on Grace…even though suddenly, he can’t imagine one without her.

Each book in the Honey Brook series is STANDALONE:
* Never an Amish Bride
* The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

My Review:

Wow! I don't know the last time I was so surprised by a story. The Amish Cowboy's Homecoming was an absolutely delightful story. I think I may be incredibly partial because Grace is living my girlhood dream! She's a horse trainer. Anyone else have heart eyes like me?

There were so many facets to the story that I enjoyed. Not only did I love Grace and Isaac coming together to train Cincinnati (aka Sin), but I grew to love all of the people (and begrudgingly some of the more unlikable characters as well). I did think there was going to be a bit more arguing over how the training was going to go with Sin, but one of the things I love most about how the Amish try to live is with kindness, patience, and forgiveness.

Considering the fact that I'm not Amish, I take how they're portrayed in stories as how they probably truly try to live. And to me, Grace and Isaac were wonderful examples of living truly godly lives. The humility the both display throughout really caused me to reflect on myself. Actually, the author uses a few characters in this story to make me reflect. In fact, I really appreciated Grace's approach to her sister-in-law. Actually, I was surprised Sarah's behavior was never brought to the Bishop or one of the other leaders of their order.

And can I just take a second here to give props to Grace's daed? He sees her gift with horses and even encourages it. From what I understand, that's highly uncommon. The relationship they have is sweet and you can tell this family truly cares for one another.

Of course, you can't have a book without tension, right? The horse they're training comes with big money and future opportunities. Grace needs the money for her mom's surgery. Isaac needs the money to start a new life with his daughter. On top of that, someone has been starting fires on Amish farms. Another fella has been sweet on Grace for years, but he believes a woman should be in the home, not out in the field with a horse. Yikes!

Needless to say, there's a lot going on, but the best part is watching the relationship between Isaac and Grace grow. I like how the author gives us a glimpse into their physical attraction, but leaves it so pure it puts a smile on your face! I just loved that! No details needed, your heart just feels it.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE (Honey Brook series), her very first Amish romance! As wells as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances. Visit her at ophelialondon.com, but don’t call when she’s streaming The Walking Dead.

Connect with Ophelia

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Review tour:

Tuesday, April 27th: @jenniaahava

Wednesday, April 28th: Blooming with Books

Thursday, April 29th: She Just Loves Books and @shejustlovesbooks

Friday, April 30th: The Adventures of a Travelers Wife and @travelerswife4life

Saturday, May 1st: A Baker’s Perspective

Saturday, May 1st: @littlebutfiercebookdiary

Sunday, May 2nd: Girl Who Reads

Monday, May 3rd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, May 4th: SusanLovesBooks

Wednesday, May 5th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

Wednesday, May 5th: @bookshelfmomma

Thursday, May 6th: @rozierreadsandwine

Friday, May 7th: Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama

Saturday, May 8th: @bookscoffeephotography

Monday, May 10th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, May 12th: @olivias.bookish. world

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11 comments:

Lanya Yu said...

I've never actually read an Amish book yet! I really want to though!

Julie Yang said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love the cover of this one!

Connie Lee said...

I've never visited an Amish community, but I think it would be interesting.

Sara Strand said...

This sounds like the perfect, sweet romance to start summer with! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

Anita Yancey said...

I've never visited an Amish community. The last Amish novel I read was Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo.

Cindy said...

I love the look of your blog! I am trying to switch my book reviews from my personal blog to a book blog, so I am doing my best to stop by other book blogs and see what is going on with them :) Looks like an interesting book, I love stories about the Amish :)

Meghan said...

I live in Jersey, under 2 hours from Lancaster PA...the biggest Amish community around here :)

April K said...

I have never visited an Amish community, but would love to do so one day!

Linda Kish said...

I did visit Lancaster, PA but it was way back in the 50's. I really liked it there.

Edye Nicole said...

We have visited one in IN!

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