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A Forbidden Rumspringa

Gay Amish Romance Series, Book 1
Narrated by: John Solo
Series: Gay Amish Romance Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Romance, LGBT
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When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything?  

In a world where every detail of life - down to the width of a hat brim - is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he'll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else - something he can't name.  

Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can't put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family, and community. Now that they've found each other, are they willing to lose it all?   

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Keira Andrews (P)2019 Tantor

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Beautiful and narration was wonderful

Beautiful...

When I first read this book a few years ago I think it was my first Keira Andrews story. I never read anything about the Amish before and I was pretty new to reading m/m. This books solidified Keira Andrews as one of my favorite writers and I’ve never looked back.

This story is gentle in a way, it tells the tale of Isaac Byler, an Amish man who has always felt different from other men in his community who are joining church, getting baptized and taking wives. Isaac has always noticed David Lance, another man in the community who is a skilled carpenter and taking care of his mother and sisters after his fathers death a few years prior. When Isaac’s father sets up an apprenticeship for him with David, Isaac is so nervous and he just doesn’t quite understand why he gets that way around David. As they work together the two men grow closer and Isaac learns that his feelings for David are reciprocated. There is a lot of guilt on both sides because of the way they have been raised but what is between them is just too strong to deny.

The story is so beautiful and flows so well. There is no rushing into things and the struggles both men face are true to life. Growing up in an Amish community is difficult for some of the youth, especially with all the technology that is around today. The Amish community Isaac belongs to follows the old traditions so they do not even have indoor plumbing or electricity and the head of their community is a hard man. Guilt seems to be used to keep many in line and I know that is how it is for a lot of people who are very religious no matter what type of religion they follow. Isaac would be shunned if his family found out he is gay, that is considered a worse sin then using a telephone or trying alcohol like some of the youth have done. Isaac and David know that the only way to be together is to leave but that isn’t an easy choice, especially for David who doesn’t want to leave his mother and sisters alone.

I really enjoyed John Solo’s narration. I am disappointed when one of my favorite books is put on audio and the narrator does it no justice but that was not the case here. I hope the next two books come out in audio soon. The narration with Keira’s stellar writing was a perfect combination.

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Heart wrenching!!!

Oh man this audio had me feeling ALL the feels. My heart broke for the pain Isaac and David went through while trying to figure out their forbidden relationship.
John Solo did a great job with the narration. I always enjoys audios he’s narrating.

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  • BevS
  • 09-02-19

Great audio for one of my favourite ever series...

Wonderful. One of my fave ever series has finally appeared on audio, and was very well narrated by John Solo...although I have to admit I was half expecting him to come out with Patrick's voice from Leta Blake's Wake Up Married Serial, Episodes 1 - 3 and Wake Up Married serial, Episodes 4 - 6: Fight Their Feelings, Meet the Mob, Happy Ending...both of which were brilliant by the way 😁. Can't wait until A Clean Break is released later this month I believe. 5 stars from me.

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  • Pat Johnson
  • 09-10-19

Just so good...

Everything about this audiobook is marvellous just marvellous.. It makes you think of others in the same situation- they have to be so very brave.
Wonderful words by Keira Andrews with beautiful narration by John Solo...