Matched and Married is book two in An Amish Mail-Order Bride series by Kathleen Fuller. This is a cute stand alone Amish romance that does reference people in the first book, so it is best to read the books in order. The story is well written and very descriptive. It was easy to imagine Margaret and Owen as they seek shelter from the storm.
I felt sorry for the couple as they are both being pressured from their mothers so marry when they don’t want to. But it is fun to see how God has other plans for them. I especially liked when Margaret’s father confided in her about the past and his relationship with her mother.
I received a complimentary copy of this story from the publisher through NetGalley, this is my honest review.
About the Book
Neither Margaret nor Owen has any interest in getting married. But in the small Amish town of Birch Creek, where marriage is on everyone’s mind, their plans don’t stand a chance.
Margaret Yoder can’t seem to catch a break. Even though she’s dedicated to her Amish faith, her wild rumspringa won’t stay in the past, and her mother keeps pressuring her to get married. To placate her mother and get away from former “friends”, she decides to return to Birch Creek to visit family—and pretend to find a husband.
Like Margaret, Owen Bontrager isn’t looking for a spouse, something that’s hard to avoid in Birch Creek, where an ad for brides in the local paper has brought a swarm of single women to the thriving town. When he meets Margaret in an unexpected way, they discover they have more in common than they ever expected. In some ways, they are a perfect match.
Margaret struggles to keep her goal of avoiding romance in order to focus on being a faithful member of the Amish church, and it doesn’t help that she finds Owen intriguing. Knowing they don’t have a future together; she returns home and gives in to her mother’s insistence that she get married.
Can Margaret betray her feelings for Owen and become a dutiful daughter and wife to the man of her mother’s choosing? Or will Owen find a way to free Margaret of her past by giving her the future they both are surprised to find they desire?
About the Author
Kathleen Fuller is a best selling author of about 20 books and numerous novellas. Before writing stories she was a special education teacher, specializing in teaching the blind and visually impaired. You can learn more about her and books she has written at: https://kathleenfuller.com/