Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, Mammi and Dawdi s farm will always feel like home.Read more...
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Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, Mammi and Dawdi s farm will always feel like home. It s the ideal place for an extended study break at least until her grandmother s handsome Englisch doctor becomes a regular distraction. Zach Reynolds is the kind of heartbreaker Cassie has learned to avoid, no matter how charming he may be.
Unlike every woman Zach has met in recent years, Cassie doesn t fall at his feet. Strong, generous, beautiful within and without she s everything he could want. Yet the gulf between them deepens when a tragedy shakes his faith. Now the good doctor has one goal to become a man who could be worthy of Cassie s love"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-26
- Reviewer: Staff
In this installment of the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, octogenarian Amish couple Anna and Felty Helmuth are up to their matchmaking tricks again. Their granddaughter, Cassie Coblenz, chose not to be baptized into the Amish way of life in a small Wisconsin town, but Anna and Felty still want her to have a godly husband. Anna quickly tabs her doctor, young resident Zach Reynolds. Cassie, however, remembers Zach as a frat boy at the university they both attended. Zachs campaign to woo the standoffish Cassie shows how far he has come since his college years, and how far he still has to go. Beckstrand uses comic relief effectively: Anna and Felty are both droll. Cassies mother and brother, unhappy over her apostasy, are drawn heavy-handedly, making Cassies frequently mild responses to them a strain on credibility. The central romantic tension between Zach and Cassie is successful albeit standard-issue clean romance. A plot complication involving Zach and a young patient is not very original. Amish romance fans that arent that picky will eat up this novel. Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, Seymour Agency. (Dec.)