Her Amish Country Valentine by Patricia Johns

April 12th, 2023 Kimberly Guest Post, Review 10 Comments

12th Apr

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.

Her Amish Country Valentine by Patricia Johns
Her Amish Country Valentine
by Patricia Johns
Genres: Romance
Source: Publisher
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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.


About Patricia Johns

Patricia Johns

Publishers Weekly bestselling author Patricia Johns writes sweet romance for Harlequin Inc. and Kensington Books. She writes from Alberta, Canada, where she lives with her husband and son.

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About Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

10 Responses to “Her Amish Country Valentine by Patricia Johns”

  1. Carla

    Wonderful review, Sophia Rose. I enjoy Amish Romance stories and the idea of the couple not being Amish but being in an Amish setting sounds wonderful. I have read and enjoyed several Patricia Johns’ books, so this is going on my TBR shelf.