Friday, October 26, 2012

Accidentally Amish CBFA Blog Tour

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Accidentally Amish

Barbour Books (October 1, 2012)


Olivia Newport


A Word From The Author:

I’m imagining you. You walk past as I water my front flowerbeds and we wave. You check the time as we both stand in a long line at the grocery store. You sit in front of me in church. I’m at my table in the coffee shop and you’re at yours.

We may smile politely and move on with our separate lives. Or one of us may speak, a simple invitation to conversation, and the words flow between us.

Here the adventure begins. When we meet someone new, we never know where it might lead.

I’ve been married for over thirty years and have two twenty-something kids. We live in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where the day lilies in my back yard grow as tall as I am. (No short jokes, please.)

Not every piece of my life is pretty, though. Some days I want to throw out whole chunks. But I am living each day looking for the grace of God to me, in me, and through me. Having your companionship along the way will help uncover a lot of great stories.

Thanks for stopping by my site, where conversations and adventures begin with a click. I hope we’ll run into each other often.


Escape the helter-skelter of the modern culture and join software creator Annie Friesen, hiding at the home of an Amishman. With her high-tech career in jeopardy, Annie runs from fast-paced Colorado Springs—and straight into the hospitality of San Luis Valley’s Amish community. There she meets cabinetmaker Rufus Beiler, and the more time she spends with him, the more attracted she becomes. When Annie finds she shares a common ancestor with Rufus, she feels both cultures colliding within her. But is her love for Rufus strong enough for her to give up the only life she’s ever known?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Accidentally Amish, go HERE.

MY REVIEW-I pretty much tried this book because I enjoyed the last book from this author. I am not a big fan of Amish books but I liked Olivia's book, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning. Accidentally Amish was good and I finished the book, but it was not one of my favorites. Part of it is my dislike of Amish books so those of you who like Amish books will still want to read this one. I enjoyed the parts of going back and forth where Annalise, or Annie, finds out her ancestry and how she shares this with Rufus but I just couldn't get into the book. Annie is so driven with her technology that I couldn't like her. Rufus was nice and I loved him. Again, I couldn't get into it but that is personal opinion. Someone else will probably love this!

I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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