Sophia Rose is here with a review of Her Amish Country Valentine by Patricia Johns. Grab an iced coffee and see what she enjoyed about this gentle romance featuring the fake date trope.
by Patricia Johns
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Can a wedding-date deception
Become true love?
Tired of being seen as a lonely workaholic, advertising exec Jill Wickey promises to bring her “casual boyfriend” to her sister’s Valentine’s wedding. Too bad he doesn’t exist! Then Thom Miller, a carpenter working at her aunt’s Amish B&B, offers to be Jill’s fake boyfriend—if they turn the lie into truth. But dating Thom in idyllic Amish country makes Jill wish their temporary arrangement could last…
Sophia Rose’s Review
Fast-paced City vs the quiet life of Country meets a fake date Valentine wedding romance. Patricia Johns is an author I’ve noted before when perusing Amish romance so I was up for giving her latest series starter a try.
Jill Wickey works in a Philly advertising firm and loves her exciting work and city life, but she cares about family and her sister has been planning her perfect Amish country wedding so Jill will do what she has to do so her sister isn’t disappointed. That said, she dreads being the pitiful single her family are determined to help find a date for the wedding. Jill’s luck turns when she claps eyes on the handyman at her Amish great-aunt’s B&B where she’s staying.
Thom Miller has gone through a nasty break up, but he’s willing to play Jill’s knight in shining wedding armor so they both avoid the pressure to have a date. They do some ‘fake dates’ in the time leading to the wedding and they are fooling only themselves if they think things aren’t real. But city vs country and bad relationships of the past are complications only the magic of Valentine’s romance and matchmaking family and others can solve.
Patricia Johns laid out a gentle, sweet, and swoony romance. This is touted as an Amish romance, but the romance pair are not Amish. Surrounding characters are and the setting is an Amish town so it fits into the genre category. This was one that had a straight up conflict, charming background, setting, and surrounding characters. Really, it only took some reflection and a meeting of the right person for things to progress nicely. It read easy and fast and was perfect for a wintry sweetheart romantic mood.
I want to stay at her aunt’s inn and relax in the setting. This was a sweet and light country charmer that I can recommend for those who want light and easy for a non-Christmas holiday fake mates romance.
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