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January 14, 2017



Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler - until the handsome Army buddy her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.

When her sister Lila is injured in a devastating accident, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced in her life. Only Reuben seems to notice, but he never voices his concerns. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part wishes Reuben would finally express his love and "fight" for her. Have her choices ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

Neighbors of Lancaster County
Book Three of Three
Leslie Gould 
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About the Author

Leslie GouldLeslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels including two Lancaster Amish series. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Oregon. Learn more at

  I am a huge fan of Amish books and have read so many. There are quite a few characters that at times it's hard to keep up with them but once you get into the book, you can start to sort them out.  I couldn't quite get into this book like I have in other books by Ms. Gould.  I didn't seem like I could relate to the characters.  Some I actually didn't care for.  As I would turn a page expecting a surprise or a new twist in the plot, it wasn't there for me.    This could be because I didn't read the first two books in the series.  I didn't have the background on the characters and situations that would have helped.   The third book is supposed to be able to be read as a stand alone but I would definitely suggest reading the first two books before this one.  At times the book touched my heart and at other times I wanted to put the book down.    It seems That I had mixed emotions about the book.  There were times I felt the book was  a repeat of other books I'd read.  I did read the book through but I didn't feel this was one of Ms. Gould's best.  This is just my opinion.  I plan on reading the first two books in the series and then see if I feel different.  I do honestly believe that is why I couldn't get into this book.  Be sure and get yourself this series and see how you like it.  It's all in the readers eyes.

I was given a copy of this book from Bethany House Bloggers Program and the author and voluntarily decided to read and review it.

I would give this book 3 STARS. 



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