02 July 2020

Never an Amish Bride | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours

ABOUT THE BOOK


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 fiancĂ©, 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.

Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: June 30, 2020


EXCERPT

The most important thing was to remain calm. The second was to make sure—if the buggy overturned—that it would fall over on his side, not Esther’s. Maybe due to the recent rain, Lucas felt the moment the right-hand wheel hit a deep, soft spot of dirt. Next he heard a loud crack. Esther shrieked and leaned into him, clutching his arm.

“Keep ahold of me!” he shouted, feeling her grip tighten.

As if in slow motion, the left side of the buggy began to tip up. After another loud snap of wood, despite all his efforts, everything began sliding to the right. The sound of bending iron coupled with Esther’s screams was deafening as the buggy rotated.

When all was finally silent, Lucas opened his eyes. He was facedown, staring directly at a pair of closed eyelids, while he lay flat over Esther’s body.

“Hey,” he said, trying to roll off, but he was wedged in there pretty darn tight. “Are you okay? Esther, can you hear me?” When she didn’t answer, he sprang into action, fearing the worst. Had she hit her head or had a dangerous internal injury? It hadn’t been a hard

landing, but after working in trauma for two rotations, he knew anything was possible.

Before he’d had time to even get to his feet, he heard a soft laugh. The sound slowed his panicking heart.

“What’s so funny?” he asked, lifting himself onto his elbows so he could look at her.

While she continued to giggle—tears in her eyes now—he rolled onto his knees and got to his feet. After a quick assessment, he noted that her body wasn’t at any awkward angles; therefore, nothing major was broken.

“What’s so funny?” he repeated, wanting to join in her laughter out of pure relief.

“Everything,” she said. “That was so much fun.”

“You were screaming bloody murder.”

“While having fun.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.


GIVEAWAY

(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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6 comments:

  1. I really liked the description and excerpt of the book. I like reading Amish fiction and I'm looking forward to reading the book.

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  2. Sounds like a good book.

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  3. Great sounding book. I’ve driven Amish to and from Honeybrook in Lancaster County many times.

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  4. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Never an Amish Bride". Enjoyed reading the excerpt which just makes me want to read the book all the more.
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  5. Thanks for the excerpt!
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  6. Awesome synopsis! I always love seeing the Amish in their carriages.

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