A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received this book as part of the Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program. A Man of His Word is set in an Amish community and begins with preparations for the marriage of Moriah Bayler to Levi. Levi has a twin brother Gabriel who is secretly in love with her as well. A marriage that begins in hope and excitement for Moriah ends with her abandoned and pregnant in a community where marriage is literally till death do us part. There is also a side romance involving Moriah's brother.
Most of the characters were rather clueless about relationships which was rather frustrating at times and of course the end was predictable, but that is standard for romance novels and part of the fun is seeing how they finally get their happy ending.
One thing I thought the author did really well was capturing the despair, sadness, shame and resignation of Moriah in dealing with her plight in the middle section of the book. It was also nice to get a little insight into the different culture of the Amish.
This is an easy, light read, great for when you just want to escape into a book for a relaxing afternoon.