A Wedding for Julia by Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Harvest House
Series: The Pebble Creek Amish(Book 3)
Goodreads Summary: Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. Her mother’s announcement that she must either marry or move from the family home upon her mother’s imminent death catches Julia by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain café.
When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she barely knows? Is it the right thing to do? Is this God’s plan for her future?
Caleb thought his time for marrying was long past, but he feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this beautiful, forlorn woman. Amid the circumstances of this life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
Julia has been taking care of her parents for years and dreams of someday opening her own café as she loves to cook. Her father has passed away and her mother is not doing so well. Just when she thinks about telling her mom about her idea she is blindsided with news that if she is not married by the time her mother dies she will have to move out of her family home and move in with family she does not even know. As she struggles to accept what God and her parents have planned for her she better gets to know Caleb who is a single Amish man who has no plans to marry.
As Caleb gets to know Julia he finds himself drawn to her and the idea of marriage does not seem like such a bad idea. With Julia’s dreams of opening a café once again possible will a storm so bad it’s labeled the 100 year storm ruin everything including the chance that both Caleb and Julia can find love?
This is book three in the Pebble Creek series and I enjoyed it alot.
What I liked: This book keeps your attention from the first page and keeps you hooked until the end. I really liked Julia and Caleb. Both felt they were alone and figured marriage was never going to happen but they find that love is not bound by age. I also liked how the characters from book one and two are in this book enough that I felt I got a update on them without it overshadowing the story. I also enjoyed that fact that there was two climaxes. One was between Julia and Caleb and the other had to do with the storm. Made the book hard to put down and interesting until the end.
What I did not like: The only thing that kind of bothered me with this book was the relationship between Julia and Caleb. It was a quick wedding and I just did not feel the relationship got to develop before we switched to worrying about the storm. I also felt there was some unanswered questions at the end that made it not feel as complete as I expected.
Over all I really liked this book. It was well written and had a strong plot. It can be read as a stand alone but I suggest going back and reading the first two books. It will help you have a better understanding. A must read in the Amish fiction genre.
This was a great series and I really enjoyed it. All the stories where well written and the characters likeable. I also liked how the characters from the first books in the series followed over into the next ones. They did not over shadow at all but it was nice to see how they where doing and how they played a part in the new story. I highly recommend this series!
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.