Annie Wagler has a selfless plan to set up Caleb Hartz with her twin sister Leanna. She knows that Leanna is very attracted to Caleb, but Annie is as well. Leanna has suffered great heartbreak and Annie will do anything she can to help lead her to happiness. Annie sets the wheel in motion to try and bring the couple together.
Meanwhile, Caleb is about to open up a bakery and heads to the Wagler home to hire one of the twins to work for him. In truth, Caleb has no idea who is who! When it turns out to be Annie that he made the offer to, he cannot turn back on his word. However, he is quite drawn to Annie, so he would rather have been working with Leanna.
Just as Caleb is about to show Annie his shop and the plans he's made, he is shocked to discover his teenage cousin Becky and her infant son hiding out. She has run away and seeks protection with Caleb. The only arrangement that seems feasible is for Becky to stay with Annie's family. Now, between Annie working at the shop, and helping to care for Becky and the baby, Caleb and Annie are thrown together quite frequently. Annie sees this as a good opportunity. Maybe she can convince Caleb to accompany Leanna. Anything actually. Oh, but does this pain Annie. As a loving sister, she is not concerned with her future, so she will do what she can. It doesn't take Caleb very long at all to tell the difference between the twins and oh how does his heart skip a beat more than once.
The Amish Bachelor's Baby is a very sensitive and sweet read. I adored this story and admit to being rather intrigued by how drawn Caleb was to Annie. I love the whole idea of pheromones and this has made this a pretty sappy read for me. I do admit to being saddened by Becky's situation and choices, but loved the way the story concluded. I do hope that we get Leanna's story soon.
The other books in the series are The Amish Suitor and The Amish Christmas Cowboy. The Amish Widower's Twins will be available soon.
Many thanks to Love Inspired and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
This is quick read that the author has placed not too far from where I live, and it is a new settlement, and surprises happen that you won’t see coming. I was looking for something else to happen when I read the title of this book, but the author I have read before and enjoyed, and this is not an exception, you will be quickly page turning. As you try to figure out Caleb’s cousin, you will be scratching your head as Annie tries to set her sister up with her boss. A good quick read, and left me wanting more!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
Who are Annie and Leanna? Who is Caleb? What do we learn about the girls and their mischief that they got up to through 3rd grade? I couldn't help but to laugh. Who are Becky Sue and Joey? How do we meet them? What happens at the store when Caleb and Annie go there one day? What do they find? The use of 'ain't so' in the book so often threw me off every time I came across it and I had to try to figure out in my own mind what the author meant each time it was used. I think I came up with 'isn't that right'? This threw my normal reading speed of the book off. It normally would not have taken me 2 days. It was the one thing I did not like about this story, as I had to re-read everything I had just read to figure out the author's meaning. What happens with Leanna and Caleb at the mud sale? What is a mud sale? Why is it happening? This was such a good read. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much at the end.
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This is an enjoyable read about a young Amish woman, one of twins, who is asked to come and work for a baker. As they go to refurbish the old bakery they discover a cousin of the baker living rough there; she had been living in the city and has returned, but she has a baby so her nerve failed her at actually going home.
Can they sort out a home for the young lady and her child? Will the strict tenets of community life see her shunned? And why is the sister falling for the baker, when she knows her twin is sweet on him? I enjoyed the read, which is more a description of community life than an adventure, full of busy, lifelike characters with lots of work to do. As the baby is in many scenes, the romance is a gentle one, and life works around the winter weather.
I downloaded an ARC from Fresh Fiction and Net Galley. This is an unbiased review.
This is the first book I've read by this author so I didn't realize it was a part of a series. The title didn't make sense to me so I kept waiting for the twist. I loved Annie's spirit and compassion. I did find Caleb to be an unusual Amish character but like that he followed his dream. I would recommend reading the first two books in this series before this one. Very enjoyable! Recommended!