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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gabriel's Bride Book Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Gabriel's Bride
B&H Books (February 1, 2014)
Amy Lillard


I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)

Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.

My Thoughts on This Book:

This book picked up after Book 2 ended.. It's two years later from Book 2, as the Fisher's are preparing for Katie Rose's wedding and the upcoming boppli of Gideon and his wife. I couldn't put this book down. Read it in 2 days. As we look into the life of Gabriel, Gideon and Katie's brother (from book 1 and 2). Gabriel is torn from losing his beloved wife 6 years ago and feels his time for love is over. After finding out Rachel Yoder is without a home after her Aunt dies, he wants to help by giving her a place to live and to help him out with household chores and taking care of his boys. The idea doesn't go as planned when the elders find out she's living in the same home, and things take a turn, but is it a bad turn or good turn.. You will find out when you read this compelling story.

If you love Amish Fiction, then you will want to read this book as well as the other two books in the series.


Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio. As an orphan, Rachel doesn’t have much to offer; any match she can make will be a good one. She just didn’t plan on Gabriel with his big hands and permanent frown.
As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for the farm and his six children. But he never thought he’d marry a slip of a girl who barely reaches his chin.
Yet as time passes, Gabriel finds himself thinking about a real marriage. They have spoken vows to God and each other, but can he risk his heart with Rachel?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Gabriel's Bride, go HERE.

2 GIVEAWAYS- Don't Miss It!

Two lucky winners will have a chance to win these books below......

 Gabriel's Bride (A Clover Ridge Novel)

One lucky winner will receive a copy of "Gabriel's Bride" FREE


One lucky winner will receive ALL 3 copies of this wonderful series. 

Saving Gideon: A Clover Ridge Novel 
Book 1 "Saving Gideon"

Katie's Choice: A Clover Ridge Novel 
Book 2 "Katie's Choice"

Gabriel's Bride (A Clover Ridge Novel)
Book 3 "Gabriel's Bride"

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I've received two copies of Gabriel's Bride. One for review and the other as a giveaway in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.


  1. oh sorry... forgot my current favourite book.. The Erin Hill series of the Warriors that I'm reading with my son. :)

  2. I tweeted it for you. :)

  3. My most recent favorite book was Winners by Danielle Steel.

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  7. My fav book of all time is Ben Hur.
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  8. My daughters and I would enjoy reading these.

  9. My fav book of all time is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
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