Leslie Gould's new series beginning with Amish Promises is off to a great start. Families, relationships, friendships, and faith play a prominent role. Eve Lehman portrays loyalty and faithfulness to the highest degree. She has made a promise to a friend that has died to help see her children raised even if she never marries and has a family of her own. Her brother, still grieving, remains a hard task master. He doesn't want to allow his family to have anything to do with the englisch as he blames them for his sister's supposed indiscretions of the past.
The English family consists of a pregnant wife who works as a nurse, her husband who has a physical disability and suffers from PTSB due to his service in Iraq, and a 12 year old son who just needs friends his age to escape the stress at home.
Two families, one English and one Amish, each struggling with their own issues and losses and each finding common ground exists between them.
Eve Lehman develops a friendship that slowly becomes something more with the English friend of her neighbors, Charlie. Charlie's kindness and loyalty go far to help the healing for both families. Eve and Charlie's relationship forms the catalyst for all that transpires within this story.
I highly recommend this book. It is worth your reading time and might deserve a spot on your keeper shelf. I am looking forward to more of this series.
I received this book for an honest review from Netgalley.