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  • Kiss
  • A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller
Sadie answers Aden's question with a kiss.
  • It Might Be Love
  • A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller
With so much tragedy, can Sadie dare to happy?
  • Sexual Tension
  • A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller
Catching herself, Sadie won't let her eyes wander.
  • Declaration of Love
  • A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller
Sadie finds Aden easy to love.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • A Reluctant Bride by Kathleen Fuller
Will Aden protect Sadie? Is he his brother's keeper?

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  • Kiss
  • Sadie answers Aden's question with a kiss.
  • It Might Be Love
  • With so much tragedy, can Sadie dare to happy?
  • Sexual Tension
  • Catching herself, Sadie won't let her eyes wander.
  • Declaration of Love
  • Sadie finds Aden easy to love.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Will Aden protect Sadie? Is he his brother's keeper?

Publisher's Summary

Sadie Schrock swore that she would never marry. All of her other Amish friends could court and marry; she was content to manage the family business and eventually take it over when her parents were ready to retire. But all of that changes when a reckless driver kills both of her parents and seriously injures her younger sister. With mounting hospital bills adding to the pile of debt her parents left behind, Sadie is left with no choice: She must marry. And not just any man - the man who saw her at her weakest and walked away.

Aden knows that what his brother did to Sadie years ago was inexcusable. And every day since that incident, Aden has lived with guilt for not intervening sooner. When he is faced with the chance to protect Sadie once again, he can't let her down - even if it means living with the scorn of the woman he loves for the rest of his life.

©2015 Kathleen Fuller (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Frightening, shocking, and redemptive, Fuller's inspirational tale portrays complex characters facing real world problems and finding love where they least expected or wanted it to be." ( Booklist)

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Terrible Narrator

I returned this book because the narrator was terrible. her performance is stilted, choppy and monotone. There is little difference between the voices of different characters I could have read this book better and I can't read out loud worth beans.

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  • Ren
  • OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US
  • 06-06-17

Good and not so good

The story is good. The narrator is terrible. Speed up the narration to 1.25 and it will help.

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Issues with the Narrator

The narrator reads well. In the role of the narrator, she does beautifully. However her tone of voice for the characters seems off, especially for the males. The tone usually seems unnatural, unfeeling, and overly harsh.

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good story

it is a very good story. but the narrator sometimes got into it and other times sounded like robot.

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Real and Raw

I have longed loved Amish stories, but Fuller brought a whole new side to Amish life alive for me in this book. The characters struggled through some rough things, but the over arching premise of redemption, forgiveness, and love was just beautiful. The story kept my attention, and the narrator did a great job.

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Loved it!!

One of the best Amish books yet!!! Sure hope there is another in the series.

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Awful Narrator

The narrator is awful. She is very slow and monotone. There is no flow. I couldn't make it 10 minutes into the book.

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Love the story

Written beautifully. Wonderful story line. Awesome characters. Great book Love it . will tell others

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Good story

What did you love best about A Reluctant Bride?

The story is a good story, the beginning is not so good only due to the reader sounding more like a computer.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sara, she is very strong willed.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She does not use the different voices that I have grown to enjoy in other books. She sounds like a computer more times then not, that is why I almost stopped listening to the book due to her voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The breaking though of your tight heart strings.

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A Reluctant Bride

I really enjoyed this book it is very good can't wait to see what happens in the other two sisters life's