Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Goodreads Summery: Three Amish women yearn for the perfect wedding.
"A Perfect Plan" by Beth Wiseman
Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester proposes on Priscilla’s nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. What wasn’t planned was all the problems the couple encounters as their big day approaches. A house disaster, a ruined wedding dress, and a sick attendant all make the couple wonder if God’s sending them signs to call things off.
"The Perfect Match" by Kathleen Fuller
Naomi Fisher has had great success at matchmaking her family members and friends. Now with her sister’s wedding right around the corner, Naomi wonders why she’s able to find husbands for her friends and family, but not one for herself.
"The Perfect Secret" by Kelly Long
Rose Bender has recently become engaged to handsome but somber Luke Raber. She agrees out of a sense of duty and a willingness to settle for solid friendship as a basis for the engagement. But as she watches her friend’s excitement over her soon-to-be wedding, Rose wonders if there shouldn’t be more to her relationship with Luke. She begins to examine Luke and his life more closely and is amazed when she stumbles upon an exciting, secret side of him that engages her mind and heart.
This is a book made up of three different stories by three different authors. The neat thing about these stories is they all fit together by leading up to a final event.
The Perfect Secret: This story is about Rose and Luke. They become engaged but Rose is not sure its for the best and Luke has a secret he is not sharing with Rose. I will be honest this story is not one I enjoyed that much. The idea for the story line was okay but since it was a short story it felt rushed. One minute Rose was not sure about Luke and the next she was in love with him. The secret that comes to light seemed to me would have been a bigger deal then it was to the Amish community in a whole. I liked the characters I just felt the story could have used some more depth.
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The Perfect Match: This story is about Naomi and Zeke. Both are in there late 20’s. Naomi has a good track record of finding mates for her friends yet deep down she would love to find a match for herself as well yet she worried more about her friends then herself. When she meets Zeke she is very attracted to him yet still tried to set her friend up with him. Zeke is visiting for his cousins wedding and enjoying a break from all the matchmaking at home. Yet when he meets Naomi he feels something for her and can’t figure out why she is trying to set him up with her friend.
I really liked this story probably my favorite of the three. I wish it could have been longer.
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A Perfect Plan: This story is the one that the other two are leading up to the marriage of Chester and Priscilla. Naomi is Pricilla’s sister. As the wedding nears for these two many things go wrong and they start to question if they should get married. Priscilla likes everything to be neat and organized and her wedding is threating to come unraveled and she struggles with that. Chester wants everything to be perfect for his future bride but things keep happening to put a wrench in his plans.
This story was okay. I thought Priscilla was a little immature at times. I did like how even though a lot of things where going wrong they talked and worked through things.
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Over all I liked that the stories tied together like they did. The biggest problem for me was the fact that each story was so short the individual story lines could not be as well told like they could in one novel. But that is to be expected in short stories. I love these authors and enjoyed reading this.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.