I so enjoyed this sweet novella! Just as with other stories that I have read by this author, More Than Friendship flowed so smoothly and kept me turning pages quickly to see what happened next.
The reader views things from Clara’s perspective. I found that this worked very well for the story. It helped to really enhance the feeling of confusion about the decision that Clara must make.
Sweet Clara. She had such ideas for what marriage was supposed to be and thought she knew who God had sent for her. Obie’s pronouncement that he had a bad feeling about the wedding and that she should call it off sent things into a tailspin for Clara. I loved watching her work through her concerns, ideas, and notions of what life would be like for everyone once she married Thomas.
This is a short and sweet tale, yet I felt that the story and characters were nicely complete by the conclusion. More Than Friendship is the first book in The Quilting Circle series and ties in with the author’s Wells Landing series. I look forward to reading more in both of these book series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Love is worth every challenge.
Woven deeply into the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, a women’s quilting circle is a place to share everything from recipes to hopes and dreams, especially when love is in the air…
The youngest member of the quilting circle, Clara Rose Yutzy has her whole life ahead of her. And it’s just beginning, with plans for a wedding to her longtime beau, Thomas Lapp. Everything is falling into place, which is why Clara Rose resolutely ignores her newly warm feelings for her best friend, Obidiah Brennaman. There’s never been a hint of romance between them, and no reason to pay attention to such nonsense now…
Steady, sturdy Obie feels differently. He’s never thought too hard about his future, but the news that Clara Rose is about to be married is strangely unsettling. Convincing Clara Rose to take another look at their friendship may not be easy, but Obie is certain God intends for them to be together. He’ll do whatever he must to make Clara Rose see how much he loves her, and with the Lord’s help, before it’s too late…
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