Amish Promises by Leslie Gould is the first installment of this author's new series, Neighbors of Lancaster County. Shani and Joel Beck have just moved into her grandfather's old house for a time of physical rehab for him and spiritual rehab for both of them and their son, Zane. Shani and Joel have been leaning on his Army buddy, Charlie ever since Joel's injuries in Iraq and Charlie is once again helping them move into their house which is smack dab in Amish country. Their closest neighbors are the Lehmans, Tim and his children along with his sister, Eve who helps him raise the children since the death of their mother. Eve has resigned herself to the fact that she will most likely never marry and continue to live with her difficult brother, Tim and raise his children. That is she was resigned until the bishop sets his eyes on Eve for his next wife and Eve meets Charlie. This difficult triangle unfolds in the middle of the Beck family's settling in process. Eve and Charlie both know that this will never work but soon have to face the fact that they are drawn together and maybe can make it work. Read the book to find out how these 2 families and the bishop resolve their problems and learn to live in harmony.
I liked this book and look forward to reading on in this series. I have always loved reading this author's book and this one is no different. She writes with advance knowledge of the Amish faith without sugarcoating it or making fun of it. her books can be read by any adult but are safe reading for any interested older children and teens.
I received this book from Bethany House for this review.