This story was such fun to read! It flowed smoothly and moved quickly, as the other books in the series have done. I really am enjoying this series set in Pinecraft, FL.
This book has so many humorous moments, mostly involving Frankie the beagle, and I had fun reading about his exploits. Another enjoyable aspect of this book is that there are a few different story lines that build throughout it. The reader continues to watch the friendship build between Beverly and Eric. This is an ongoing thread through the books.
I also enjoyed the two main romances in this book. One is a whirlwind romance that develops between a young couple, Tricia and Ben. It is full of newness and the thrill of young love. There is also concern that things are moving too fast. It was sweet to watch them navigate these new feelings.
The other romance is between a widower and a widow, Jay and Emma. The romance moved at a slower pace and there was some uncertainty about where their attraction was leading. I especially liked their story and the obstacles that they had to overcome.
This is such an enjoyable set of books. The people in this little Amish community feel so real and I am looking forward to more books in the series. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn (Avon Inspire, September 2015)
Emma Keim was heartbroken when her husband, Sanford, passed away, leaving her to raise three young daughters alone. Though several years have passed, her relatives have made it no secret that they expect Emma to remain a widow, mourning Sanford indefinitely. But when she meets Jay Hilty—a handsome widower with three young sons of his own—Emma is delighted to have a new friend who understands her struggles. Still, she is dismayed that her family is so opposed to their friendship—and the idea of it ever becoming anything more. She honors her husband’s memory every day, but is she destined to be alone forever?
Emma’s gentleness with Jay’s boys stirs something in his heart that’s been quiet for far too long. But when his oldest son becomes engaged to a local woman, suddenly Jay, Emma, and their children are swept up in wedding preparations. Witnessing his son’s joy, Jay wonders if it’s time for him to move forward, too, and find happiness again.
Once again, love has come to Pinecraft. But can these two parties of four become a happy, healthy family of eight?
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