Sep 1, 2012

Accidentally Amish by Olivia Newport

Escape the helter-skelter of the modern culture and join software creator Annie Friesen, hiding at the home of an Amishman. With her high-tech career in jeopardy, Annie runs from fast-paced Colorado Springs—and straight into the hospitality of San Luis Valley’s Amish community. There she meets cabinetmaker Rufus Beiler, and the more time she spends with him, the more attracted she becomes. When Annie finds she shares a common ancestor with Rufus, she feels both cultures colliding within her. But is her love for Rufus strong enough for her to give up the only life she’s ever known?

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Title: Accidentally Amish
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: Barbour Books
Pub Date: October 01, 2012
ISBN: 9781616267124

What a unique and fascinating cast of characters in this book! Rufus is a quiet Amish man dedicated to supporting his family, and he thinks he is too old to ever find true love. Annie is an accomplished software developer with her own thriving company and she has more money in the bank than she will ever be able to spend. When Annie feels threatened by her business associates, she goes into hiding to protect her rights and her personal safety.

Stowing away under a tarp in the back of a truck is how the story begins, and it's how the two main characters meet. Annie was trying to get away from someone chasing her, and she had no idea what her destination would be. Imagine her shock when the truck finally stopped at a quaint Amish farm. Her life would never be the same.

I love how the author intertwined the story of Rufus and Annie with alternate chapters of certain ancestors from 300 years earlier. Both stories could be read and enjoyed separately, but combined in one book made the intrigue even better.

Great story, I give this one a huge thumbs up!!

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Publishing Inc., in exchange for my honest review.


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