Review & Giveaway: Forever Home by Amy Grochowski

Forever Home JustRead Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Forever Home by Amy Grochowski, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Forever Home_Front Cover_High ResolutionTitle: Forever Home
Amish Dreams on Prince Edward Island #1
Amy Grochowski
Ambassador International
Release Date:
June 9, 2020
Inspirational Amish Romance

A Canadian Amish farmer
A Lancaster Amish businesswoman
A Prince Edward Island foster child

Providence brings together a mismatched family, giving all three a second chance for love. Only love may never have had such a tough job.

Lydia Miller is an anomaly among her Amish people-a single woman in her 30s, running her own store, determined to forge a life on her own. But when Joel Yoder comes into town to sell his property, Lydia suddenly finds all of her hopes and dreams crumbling around her and a new opportunity placed in her lap.

Joel has his own problems. Recently jilted by his fiancée, Joel has seen his own dreams of moving to a newly established Amish community begin to falter. The new community welcomes married couples only. With his dreams quickly slipping from his fingers, Joel suddenly sees the only option he thinks he has–a marriage of convenience for both of them.

As the new couple begins life in a new settlement, they are even more surprised when a foster child in need of a home finds her way to them. Yet what will happen when the English world and the Amish world collide?

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Forever Home_Front Cover_High ResolutionForever Home was such a good marriage of convenience story. I liked the way the two main characters bonded early on as friends. Both of them carried some insecurities into the marriage, as well. They had a lot to work through, and Lydia did not feel worthy of love, motherhood, or God’s forgiveness because of guilt that she carried.

There were times that I wanted Lydia and Joel to communicate better. However, the way they learned to share the truth and their feelings with each other was fairly realistic considering they were nearly strangers when they married. I liked that both of these characters grew so much during the story.

The way Lydia and Joel fell in love with and worked so hard to care for the little girl with autism was also extremely well-written. It was such a sweet part of the story and the dedication that Lydia had to doing everything she could to help their foster child showed what a kind heart she possessed.

(4.5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.



Amy Grochowski

Amy Grochowski‘s deep appreciation for the Amish faith and way of life stems from six years of living and working with a Beachy Amish family, as well as her own Anabaptist roots. Her debut novel, Forever Home, was a pre-published winner of Romance Writers of America’s Maggie Award and a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest. She is a member of ACFW and Word Weavers Int’l.

Amy spent her childhood in Melbourne, Australia, where her parents worked as church planters. After returning to the States, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia became home. Her real-life romance began on a travel nursing assignment to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she met her husband, David.

After a nursing career of more than twenty years, Amy is now fulfilling her long-awaited dream career as an author of inspirational romance. She is also a full-time homeschool mom for her two boys, one of whom has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and lives with her family in the bustling foothills of North Carolina.

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(1) winner will receive a signed author copy of Forever Home, a classic 200 recipe Mennonite Family Cookbook, a Magic Amish cloth (it really does clean like magic with no chemicals), and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Forever Home JustRead Giveaway

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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8 Responses to Review & Giveaway: Forever Home by Amy Grochowski

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review on “Forever Home” by Amy Grochowski and for being part of the book tour.

    Great cover! This book in on my TBR list and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the review.

  3. diannekc says:

    I really liked the synopsis of the book, looking forward to reading it.

  4. Thank you for your review of Forever Home Brittany. I loved hearing your perspective on Joel and Lydia’s story. My youngest son has ASD, so the inclusion of a young character who also faces the the challenges of autism was very personal. I’m very glad to hear it was meaningful to you.
    Best wishes to everyone entering the giveaway! 🙂

  5. Anna says:

    It seems common for me that I want couples to communicate better in books or stories, haha! I think it must be because I know both sides and think if all was in the open it would be so easy to resolve conflict. But that’s not very realistic either, so I appreciate that aspect of keeping it real 😊 Loved the book!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  7. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    I would really like to read this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a great read.

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