Published: October 5, 2021
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Available Formats: Digital, Audio, Hardcover, and Paperback
My Review: Excuse me while I finish sniffling. I am NOT OK! This book was nowhere near as lighthearted as the first two but oh it was just as good. A moving tale of overcoming your past to find love.
If you have read the previous two books you know the nitpicking and poking Lizzie and Gus do to one another. They continue that sparring but we come to understand more of the reason why. From the beginning of the series, Gus has been my least favorite but by the end, he became my second favorite. We learn so much about Gus and realize he has a heart under that tough exterior.
My favorite character is Rose. She just needs love and understanding to find her way and what better place than the Peony Inn.
I suggest you read this series in order so you can experience the full emotional range of all the characters. If you chose not to read in order you will be ok.
Warning: Do not read the last 20% in public unless you want others to see you ugly cry.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
From NetGalley: Finding peace means letting go of the past—and embracing the change that is to come.
Sisters Esther and Lizzie have a new employee, Rose Petersheim, to help them tend to The Peony Inn. But their old matchmaking ways have stayed the same. The sisters focus their efforts on the lovely twenty-five-year-old Rose. Though Rose is witty and outspoken, her nervous chattering makes her the best match for someone calm and good at listening. Someone like Benjamin—the handsome handyman who recently moved to town.
But when Esther receives an anonymous love letter and flowers, Rose’s love life is no longer the only one capturing the sisters’ attention. As they sleuth around searching for Esther’s secret admirer, they uncover that their grumpy renter, Gus, has a secret of his own that could bring about a difficult change in all their lives. And their continued meddling in Rose’s affairs reveals she, too, is hiding something—an old wound that could threaten her future happiness.
As Rose, Lizzie, Esther, and Gus struggle to release the weight of their pasts, they discover that although people are complicated, love doesn’t need to be.
This charming third installment of the Amish Inn series from bestselling author Beth Wiseman is a picture of loss and healing in which forgiveness will prove to be the greatest act of love.