[ Reading ] ➾ A Groom for Greta Author Anna Schmidt – Turboville.co.uk
This wasn t so bad for me It was just okay, in my opinion.The writing was okay, the author was able to paint a lovely picture of her characters for the reader and I appreciated that.I think that the Amish are a very interesting people The language, their lifestyle, and so on.All very intriguing to me My problem though was with the time frame in which the author decided to give the hero a sordid past It happened too late for me and kinda came out of nowhere and felt foolish.Then the resolution It was all so out of the blue and the ending felt rather abrupt In the end I couldn t give this a 3 star review in good faith. 4 STARSI had a smile for most of the book So Yes I recommend this book.Greta Goodloe live in the Amish town of Celery Fields It is tough time durning the great depression Greta is thinking that tomorrow her banns to Josep will be read in church They have been dating for five years.Josep is walking her home when he stops and says he can t marry her Greta says if you want to wait another a year she guess it will be alright Josep says never and walks away.Greta realized he was serious and that it was right under the black smith s window She goes into make sure Luke won t tell anyone what he over heard Breaks down in front of him.Luke asks her if he can give Greta and her sister Lydia a ride to church in the morning Greta does not want his pity Luke says he is interested in courting Lydia.Greta thinks that will get some of the attention away from her and thinks that would be a good idea.Lydia has other ideas Lydia thinks that Luke would be better for Greta and asks him to pray on that If he agrees he can come courting to thier house at night on the porch but while everyone will believe he is courting her he could take the time to get to know Greta and see if that would work.Lydia noticed his attention to watch Greta and Lydia wants to be loved just not a good marrage.Josep is starting to court someone else but he can t help still looking at Greta and wants to pick off where they ended.I like how the Amish come together to help each other in times of need But the bannished is a harsh thing to do I don t know if I could do that to ones I cared about.I like the characters in the book I love Greta laughter and how she brighten the place up and she loves to take care of others.I would like to read books by Anna Schmidt in the future Especiallt Lydia s story.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.10 01 2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Love Inspired Historical 283 pages I have enjoyed each book in this series, but this one made me cry This is definitely my favorite I can t wait to read Lydia s story Thank you Anna. Love d it Can t wait for the nest one. Greta finds herself dumped by her fianc in the middle of the street and only the blacksmith Luke heard it happen Trying to save herself some embarrassment she asks Luke to not tell anyone and when she finds out he is interested in courting her sister she offers to help thinking it would take the eyes off her The problem is she finds Luke interesting as well Luke moved to the area to start over Now that his business is doing well he figures its time to find a wife and Greta s older sister seems like the best choice yet he can t shake the fact that he finds himself caring for Greta This was an enjoyable book which I have come to expect with the Love Inspired line What I liked I liked all the characters I felt bad for Greta because she got dumped by her fianc only a few days before it was going to be announced in church Luke had to face his past and Greta was willing to help him do that I also liked Greta s sister even though she was of a side character in this book I believe she will get to tell her story next.What I did not like Greta came across a little immature I understand it would be hard to be dumped like she was but I rolled my eyes at her at times Over all I really enjoyed this book and now I want to go back and read the first two books of the series I am also looking forward to the next book If you like Amish fiction you will enjoy this book You can easily read this book with out reading the first two but you can tell it s a series book.http abbiesreadingcorner.com 2012 1 This was one of the best romances I ve read in a long time I couldn t put it down until I finished reading it and considering that it is 280 pages, well that s really saying something Lately I ve been having a hard time reading books the length of a Harlequin Romance So what was it about this story that made it stand out from all the others I ve been readingGreta, Lydia and Luke were really engaging characters Greta at first seems a little flighty and flirty but that isn t the case really She s really just a people person And Luke and Lydia both appear serious but they have their own secrets too Luke s deals with his past life in Canada, and Lydia s deals with a certain someone that we meet near the end of the book.I also liked the setting of the book, Depression Era Florida.It is so nice to read Amish stories that aren t always set in PA or OH Plus, even though Love Inspired is a Christian line, this book was pure sweet romance, which isn t something that you get with a lot of Amish fiction out there This is really a love story between Greta and Luke, and it has some ups and downs do to the way the two of them find each other.Greta has just been jilted by her sweetheart, just a few days before they planned to announce their engagement and Luke thinks he wants to wed Greta s sister Lydia How the two finally decide to court is quite amusing, but you ll have to read that for yourself I will give you a hint that Lydia has something to do with it.But things aren t always easy and fires and secrets make their courtship a little bumpy.Anna tied the story together nicely without making things too obvious This is a great afternoon romance and one that I can see myself revisiting again down the line When Greta Goodloe is disengaged by her Amish Fianc in the middle of the streetshe is beyond tears Luke, the local blacksmith witnesses what happens, and consoles Greta Luke has seen Greta around, but he is new to the area of Celery Fields FL Luke thinks he would like a relationship with Greta s sister Lydia He begins to think that this young woman, will be his sister in law, and may end up living with them He is really dreaming ahead Lydia does agree to go to a Sunday Night Singing with Luke, and now everyone thinks that the two of them will make a match Greta s old boyfriend has begun flirting with another, even though she doesn t love Josef, she is hurt that he is already looking.Luke does come with baggage, he has come from Ontario, and hasn t said what the problem is and why he left Was a bit surprised by this turn of events, there is a bit of deceit going on.I did finish this in one day, and is a fast and interesting read If you enjoy good Amish stories, this one is for you I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review. Everyone In Their Small Amish Community Expects Greta Goodloe To Marry Her Longtime Sweetheart Greta Included So When He Publicly Ends Their Engagement, In Front Of Newcomer Luke Starns No Less, She Is Utterly Humiliated At Least She Can Take Comfort In Matchmaking Between Luke And Her Quiet Schoolmarm Sister Yet The She Tries To Throw Them Together, The Luke Fascinates HerA Serious, No Nonsense Schoolmarm Should Be Exactly What Luke Wants In A Wife Still, He Can T Help But Be Charmed By Greta S Warm Smile And Impulsive Ways Does He Dare To Stray From The Sensible Choice And Take A Chance On Happiness Trying to play matchmaker ends up changing this main characters life I gave this book 5 5 stars I liked the relationships of the two main characters, Greta and Luke I liked how the conversations flowed and were actually real to life I enjoyed the Amish setting and think it made the story memorable I would recommend this book for anyone looking for an entertaining romance between two likable characters I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely read it again I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read. This book started out slow for me, but towards the middle, it picked up speed and by the last several chapters, I had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to see what happened next I liked the characters Greta and Luke were solidly portrayed, and you couldn t help but feel for them in the situations they ended up in But, I have to say my favourite character was Lydia She was a very compassionate soul.