I received this book free from netgalley in exchange for my honest review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you haven’t read the first book then go read it. Amish Sweethearts continues the story with Zane and Lila grown up. I knew the premiss but wasn’t expecting some of the twists and turns it took….that and at times I thought both Lila and Zane were being pains. It was a great mix of life with the Amish and peaks at life in Afghanistan…you wouldn’t think an Amish book could mesh right with parts of it being in Afghanistan but it really worked. I loved this book, and I’m so excited for the next one!!
They’ve been best friends for years, but as high school ends, Zane Beck can’t help but look at his Amish neighbor, Lila Lehman, with different eyes. Her controlling father sees only one future for Lila, though, and arranges for her to be courted by an upstanding young Amish man. When Zane sees the two together, his plans for the future crumble, and he impulsively enlists in the Army, following in his father’s footsteps.
However, the passing of years and the distance between them isn’t enough to halt their now hidden feelings for each other. If being together used to be difficult, it’s now impossible, especially with the Amish opposed to war. Zane’s service takes a dramatic turn when he’s sent to Afghanistan. Being on the front line and the reality of taking a life has him questioning whether he can continue to serve or not. But all choices have consequences–both his and hers. With Lila preparing to marry another, will these one-time sweethearts ever find the life together that they both still long for?