Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Never an Amish Bride by Ophelia London, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to welcome Opehlia to the blog today to chat about some of her fave books!
Title: Never an Amish Bride
Series: Honey Brook #1
Author: Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: June 30, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Amish Romance
Welcome to charming Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, where bestselling author Ophelia London will bring you on a moving and unforgettable journey through faith, forgiveness, and ultimately love.
Everything changed for Esther Miller with the death of her beloved fiancé, Jacob. Even years later, she still struggles with her faith and purpose in the small, tight-knit Amish village of Honey Brook—especially now that her younger sister is getting married. All she wants is to trust in the Lord to help her find peace…but peace is the last thing she gets when Lucas, Jacob’s wayward older brother, returns to town.
Lucas Brenneman has been harboring a secret for years—the real reason he never returned from Rumspringa and the truth behind his brother Jacob’s death. Honey Brook still calls to him, but he knows his occupation as a physician’s assistant must take precedence. With sweet and beautiful Esther he finds a comfort he’s never known, and he feels like anything is possible…even forgiveness. But she was Jacob’s bride-to-be first. And if she knew the truth, would she ever truly open her heart to him?
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London brings a sweet, heartfelt, and surprisingly funny take to the popular Amish romance cannon.
Hey there. I’m Ophelia London, author of the shiny-new “Never an Amish Bride,” and I’m cray-cray about love stories. So I’ve decided to take this opportunity to talk about my favorites books with romantic hooks. *rubs hands together* Let’s get started!
“Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen
What I love: Two words: Mr. Darcy. We might as well get this out of the way: I love P&P. I read it as a teenager and never really got over it. Not only is the story timeless, but the traditions and manners and charm Austen’s paints of Regency England makes me sob for a time machine.
“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
What I love: Speaking of time machines… Even if this wasn’t a “time travel” book—which turns a surprising number of people off before they’ve even met sexy Jamie Fraser—(swoon!), it’s adventurous, romantic and has all the feels. Who’s been streaming the show?
“A Sister’s Wish” (The Charmed Amish Life #3) by Shelley Shepard Gray
What I love: This is a fabulous “reformed bad boy” story…a trope that is near and dear to my heart, as “Never an Amish Bride” is the same genre…plus, it’s an Amish romance! There’s something about two people who—despite misunderstandings and long-kept secrets that neither want to discuss—still fall head over heels in love.
“Anybody Out There?” by Marian Keyes
What I love: Marian Keyes is the master at taking tragic subjects and adding warmth and wet-my-pants humor. Her talent never ceases to amaze me. And if you’re not following her on Twitter, start now!
“Austenland” by Shannon Hale
What I love: This book is about a woman who is obsessed with Pride & Prejudice; more specifically, the 1994 BBC version of P&P staring Colin Firth. I mean, hello?
“Losing It” by Cora Carmack
What I love: The last chapter and epilogue still make me giggle and stare off into space. I’m so into epilogues that I knew I had to make one for “Never an Amish Bride,” especially since it’s the first book in my Honey Brook series. I love tidy wrap-ups to swoony stories.
“Anna & the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins
What I love: Good golly, do I love a great YA. Maybe it was my own boring high school experience that made me live vicariously though this lucky high school senior who spends her senior year in Paris only to fall in love with a dreamy boy with an accent.
“I’ve Got Your Number” by Sophie Kinsella
What I love: Who knew a page of “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” could make one so giggly?
“Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare
What I love: Enemies-to-Lovers has always been my favorite type of storyline, and the Bard’s rom-com from circa 1599 hits it out of the park.
“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?”
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding
What I love: Honestly, I can’t say enough about this book. It was my first proper P&P retell and done so perfectly. Who didn’t melt when dreamy Mark Darcy told a mortified Bridget that he likes her just as she is?
How do you like your romances? Reformed Bad Boy or Enemies-to-Lovers?
**(note from Carrie – a couple of these books do contain more ‘adult’ language & situations)**
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE, her very first Amish romance! As wells as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances.
(1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 30, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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What about you? Do you prefer more of a reformed bad boy or an enemies-to-lovers romance? Do you share any fave romances with Ophelia London? What makes you want to read Never An Amish Bride?