The Angel of Forest Hill, book review
This new release books is a short, easy to read Amish style story, with much of the story taking place at Christmas time, therefore the Christmas theme cover.
Joel’s beloved wife dies following the birth of their 3rd child. Rose is asked by her bishop to travel to the Forest Hill community to help care for the children during this time of grief. After a few days, Joel’s father, the bishop, suggests that Joel marry Rose so she can stay and care for the children. This would be a marriage in name only, so their community would not be subject to any gossip. Rose agrees, because she is eager to escape a verbally abusive home.
Joel and Rose work well together to raise the children and have a companionable relationship. Just as it is beginning to bud into a romantic one, Joel’s father stops by with news that threatens to destroy the fragile relationship.
This is an easy book to read. The characters are well developed. However, I was a little disappointed in the actual theme. It seemed so old fashioned that Joel and Rose would have to marry for her to care for his children- in the capacity of a nanny.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.