ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of Gabriel's Bride, go HERE.
I enjoyed this book...although I did feel for Rachel when she went to live with Gabriel...even I felt nervous just reading about him! His scowl, if you don't know him is enough to make you feel a bit on edge....and Rachel, well, she hasn't out and about all that much, living a bit of a sheltered life with her aunt.
Rachel, tiny as she may be, is really quite strong, you can definitely see her strengths as the book goes on.
Of course, you have your typical love story, but you don't always find a charming little boy like Samuel, nor little brothers who have as much trouble up their sleeves as Samuel has charm.
A very good read, and another side to the life of the Amish!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA