I enjoyed this fun Amish story of two people who didn’t plan on falling in love with each other! Matched and Married is the second book in the Amish Mail-Order Bride series and it is also connected to other books that have taken place in Birch Creek. If you haven’t read any of the other stories, you should still be able to enjoy this one. However, if you have read other books set in Birch Creek, you will probably have a lot of fun seeing how previous characters are doing.
In this story, Margaret took the opportunity to escape from a very controlling and unpleasant mother, whom she was never able to please, by visiting her aunt and uncle in Birch Creek. It was nice to see that Margaret was valued for the person she was by this part of the family.
I really enjoyed the peek into Owen’s home life, with all of the craziness of a large household. It was interesting to watch as Owen was forced into a vacation by his family in order to stem some of his workaholic tendencies.
I liked the way the relationship developed between Owen and Margaret. It really wasn’t something that either of them saw coming. I still need to go back and read the book that comes right before this one. I have enjoyed that there are so many books set in the Birch Creek community.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Margaret Yoder is a free spirit, to the worry of her mother. When her mother sees an advertisement encouraging want-to-be brides to visit the Amish community of Birch Creek, she forces Margaret to make another visit to her cousins, the Yoders.
When Margaret arrives, she discovers everyone has marriage on their mind, except for Ezra Bontrager, who has problems of his own to deal with, and the last thing he needs is to be pressured into getting married. Since the advertisement was first placed, several women have arrived in Birch Creek, and Ezra sees that the tables have turned for the bachelors in his community. He finds Margaret refreshing, since she’s the one single woman who isn’t trying to pin him down as a husband. But that doesn’t mean he’s attracted to her . . . or does it?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
With over a million copies sold, USA Today Bestselling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, and the Amish Letters series as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. Visit her online at KathleenFuller.com