Saturday, September 22, 2012

Love Comes to Paradise by Mary Ellis

Nora King believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can't seem to capture Elam's Englisch-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries.

And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs--a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam's interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam's thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?

My thoughts...

The second book in the New Beginning series is as good as the first. We find Nora King on her way to Paradise, MO. to find the man she believes she fell in love with back in Harmony, ME. Elam is beer drinking, cigarette smoking, lying, stealing, man who can't decide if he's Amish or English.

Lewis Miller follows Nora to Paradise to court her. What ensues is a time of disaster, sadness, and finally the truth. What I didn't like was that in this book Nora is not the same girl she was in the first, I was disappointed that suddenly she went from a freethinker to a proper plain woman even before reaching Paradise.

There's a wonderful tale of love and forgiveness and a happy ending for all. Likeable characters in a pleasant town. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Publication date: February 2013

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