Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lorie's Heart By Amy Lillard

Welcome back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma, the tranquil Amish community where still waters run deep and a brave young woman sets out to discover her faith, her family, and herself… Lorie Kauffman is grief-stricken when her father passes away unexpectedly. But her heartache quickly turns to bewilderment when she discovers he’d been leading two lives—one of simplicity and hard work in Wells Landing, and one fraught with painful ordeals in Tulsa. As she starts digging into her family’s past, Lorie finds herself torn between the Amish world and the Englisch world—and she’s no longer certain where she belongs… Lorie knows that if she leaves Wells Landing, she may never be able to return. But what if her destiny lies in the outside world—the world her father knew so well? Change is never easy, but with a bit of courage and the help of a handsome and kind-hearted Englischer, she just may find the peace, acceptance, and love she’s been longing for…

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I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I love to write inspirational romances. The two go hand-in-hand for me.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

Author Amy Lillard has done it again.
Book three in the A Wells Landing Romance series is a must read and if you are like me and like Secrets then you are going to love this book. There are SECRETS in this book. 
This is a story that takes you back and forth in the English and Amish worlds. I liked that. 
I have enjoyed all three of these books and if you are like me and love a good Amish book then you are going to be so happy that you picked up a copy of Lorie's Heart. I even liked how it ended.
This engaging book could very well be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to miss the first two books in this series.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I loved the first two books in this series. I love that the next one in the series is here. Thank you for sharing.

  2. You know I love a good Amish book. I am not certain if this is a series that I have read I will have to look through and see if I have the first two. If not I will be happy to start a new series. Thank you Mary.

  3. This sounds great. I love the good clean romance that is in an Amish book. I can't wait to read it.

  4. I like this one !! Awesome review like always .Blessings DanaGirl

    1. DanaGirl, you are the WINNER Congrats, I will get your book right out to you!

  5. I've read this book and I loved it! Great review Mary!

    Judy B

  6. This sounds so good. This is what I need a good romance to just get lost in. That you Mary

  7. My wife loves Amish books. She read the first two and was waiting on the third. I'm going to by it so she will have something to read after the one she is reading now.

  8. What can i say Amish books are my weakness. Thanks Mary

  9. Oh boy oh boy another Amish book. This makes me happy. Thank you Mary

  10. I am new to the Amish Genre but I must admit that I have fallen in love with it. I am going to buy the first two books in the series and then this one. Thank you Mary