Monday, February 3, 2014

Gabriel's Bride By Amy Lillard GIVEAWAY!

Rachel Yoder has two choices: marry Gabriel Fisher or move to Ohio. As an orphan, Rachel doesn’t have much to offer; any match she can make will be a good one. She just didn’t plan on Gabriel with his big hands and permanent frown.
As a widower Gabriel needs help caring for the farm and his six children. But he never thought he’d marry a slip of a girl who barely reaches his chin.
Yet as time passes, Gabriel finds himself thinking about a real marriage. They have spoken vows to God and each other, but can he risk his heart with Rachel?

Pick up your copy here you will not be sorry I promise ...

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, shoes, 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 adore romances.

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.

I am a huge fan of Amy Lillard's  she can sure pen a fantastic, entertaining read.
I could not put this book down until the last page and what a great ending to a great series.
I loved Rachel and I came to love Gabriel by the end of the book.
Amy writes such warm caring characters in her books. Amy is one storyteller that you don't want to miss.
She does not write the same old Amish fiction that most of the Amish authors are writing now days, She write fresh new stories to keep you turning the pages.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. You do not want to miss any of the books in the Clover Ridge series.
I gave this book 5 stars two times.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a good Amish book to read ! Blessings DanaGirl

  2. My favorite genre! I would love to win this book. I know that I would love it from your review Mary. They are always right on par! Thank you.

  3. I am reading this book right now and I love it! Amy sure can write great stories! If you haven't read any of her books...go now and buy them!! You will not be disappointed! Her Amish fiction is so good!

    Judy B

  4. What a terrific review, Mary! This sounds like a must read book and series. I can't wait to read Amy Lillard's books!

  5. wonderful review. I can't wait to read the other books by Amy Lillard.

  6. I have not had the opportunity to read anything from this author but can see I would really love to! I would love to win this wonderful book!

  7. I, too, am a fan of Amy's books. I'm looking forward to reading Gabriel's Bride.

  8. Looks like another great Amish book!!! Thanks, Mary!!!

  9. Well it seems that you really liked this book. Thanks for your review Mary.

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

  10. Great interview, Mary. I can't wait to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

  11. I don't believe I've read any books by this author but Amish is my favorite genre. From the review the book looks like a refreshing new read. Thanks

  12. Hi Mary. This does sound like a good one tho I've not read the first ones, I don't have any of her books yet, but would like to change that by winning this one. Thanks for having this give-away. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  13. This was a great blog post and great preview/review of her book, which I will read SOON!!!!!!!!!!! Love her books!!!

  14. Great review, Mary! I'm looking forward to reading this one myself! I love Amy's writing style!

  15. I have never had the pleasure of reading or knowing Amy Lillard and so would love to win this book. Thanks so much for this contest and for the
    wonderful review too. I love the cover too!

  16. I think this sounds like another amazing read!!! Thanks, Rhonda

  17. This sounds like a really good book that I would love to win,.

  18. My favorite genre! I would love to win this book. I know that I would love it from your review Mary. They are always right on par! Thank you.

  19. Thanks for the review, Mary! "Gabriel's Bride" sounds like an entertaining read!

    Bonnie Roof

  20. I love reading Amish fiction. Amy is a new author to me. Great review. I like that you came to love with Gabriel at the end of the story. Sometimes it takes me a while to like or love a character too. I would love to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com