Book Review: Bonding Over the Amish Baby by Pamela Desmond Wright

Posted December 29, 2023 by meezcarrie in Amish, Book Review, Christian, contemporary, Pamela Desmond Wright, romance / 5 Comments


Bonding Over the Amish Baby book review

Bonding Over the Amish Baby by Pamela Desmond WrightBONDING OVER THE AMISH BABY by Pamela Desmond Wright
SERIES:
Schroder Sisters #2

GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023
PAGES: 218

 

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Bonding Over the Amish Baby is my first time reading a book by Pamela Desmond Wright but it won’t be my last. I found the characters to be warm and engaging, and the plot took some turns I wasn’t expecting. I always love it when a book keeps me on my toes by not quite going the way I thought it would. And in this case, what I thought I wanted for these characters turned out not to be where the author chose to take them. But what she did instead was so much better. There’s a spiritual application there – so often what I think is best for my life is not how God chooses to write my story but His way is always – ultimately – infinitely better than anything I dreamed up, even if (like is true for Rebecca and Caleb) it doesn’t feel better at the time.

Rebecca and Caleb’s paths providentially cross when he takes a curve too fast and ends up in her fence. Their meeting goes from cute to urgent when a young woman goes into labor, and Dr. Caleb must assist with the delivery. And his and Rebecca’s newfound friendship cements even further when they are called on to take care of the baby when the mother is unable to do so. I must say, darling little Matthew wriggled his way firmly into my heart just like he did Caleb, Rebecca, and her family. I loved watching Rebecca come alive as she cared for him (and let me say that her former fiance needs a good purse whomping. Oh my goodness he was horrible), and I especially enjoyed watching Caleb find not only a feeling of home and a future but redemption & a Savior as well. Rebecca’s sisters are compelling and I look forward to hopefully getting their stories too – and maybe even the sheriff’s and/or Mary Reese’s at some point because I don’t think theirs are done being told either.

Bottom Line: Bonding Over the Amish Baby by Pamela Desmond Wright is sweet and sincere with unexpected plot twists and a beautiful message of home and redemption. The romance and other obstacles seem insurmountable in this story, and readers will enjoy watching it all come together in the perfect way. The Texas ranch setting and those obstacles I mentioned mean this is not a ‘same old, same old’ Amish fiction plot, something I found quite refreshing and unique. I hope to return to Burr Oak on the pages of another Pamela Desmond Wright novel soon!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / enjoyed it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Pamela Desmond Wright

Pamela Desmond Wright grew up in a small, dusty Texas town. Like the Amish, Pamela is a fan of the simple life. Her childhood includes memories of the olden days; old-fashioned oil lamps, cooking over an authentic wood-burning stove and making popcorn over a crackling fire at her grandparent’s cabin. The cabin was later donated to The Muleshoe Heritage Center in Muleshoe Texas where it can be viewed by the public. Connect with Pamela at her website.

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