To Love and to Cherish
Paperback, 326 pages
Harvest House Publishers
Kelley Irvin has writing for 25 years, but this is the first book of hers that I have read. I love the Amish books but there seem to be so many authors switching over to write about them. I thought this book seem to be something I have read before as most of the Amish books do. I didn't care for the story line as it started out with Emma's parents getting hit by a large farming truck and being killed. One of her sisters was tending the produce stand and saw it happen. The farmer that hit them was so sorry that it just about did him in. A sad story to read with one thing after the other happening to the Shirack family.
After Emma had lost her boyfriend Carl Freiling to the English world now she would have to help raise her siblings. Her eldest brother and his family sold their home and moved back in with them, but his wife Leah wanted to take over and none of the children wanted to listen to her not to their older brother Luke. Just too many adults in the same house.
Emma found out that their widowed neighbor Thomas really liked her but he had talked to her dad before his death and with Thomas being so much older, the Dad didn't think that it was the correct thing to do.
Will Emma find a true love and one that she can start her own family with or will she be left an old maid taking care of her younger siblings?
Thanks to Jeane Wynn from Wynn and Wynn Media for sending me this complimentary book and the review is my own thoughts.