Amy Lillard has written six books in the series, The Wells Landing Series. “Marrying Jonah” is the sixth book. These stories written about the Wells Landing community and its Amish residents portray life within the confines of the Amish religion. Sarah Yoder has been smitten with Jonah Miller for years, even as a young girl. But Jonah only has eyes for Lorie, who is torn between the English and Amish worlds and finally makes her decision to leave the community. Jonah still loves Lori and is not ready to take on a new love.
Sarah happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when Jonah takes her to talk by the pond that they used to frequent as children. Her loving heart and his grieving heart come together and in comforting each other, they go over the line of good sense. After a few weeks, Sarah finds that she is pregnant and tells Jonah who reluctantly makes things right by marrying her. They both go through the shunning and the public confession that will let them stay in the church’s good graces. However, that does not mean that their marriage will be easy and happy.
Join Amy Lillard as she shows how doing the right thing isn’t always easy or rewarding. I enjoyed the book and the other books in this series.
Life isn’t always as simple as it seems for the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma. Neither is love. . .
Everyone in town knows that Sarah Yoder is enamored with Jonah Miller, even though he’s been with his girlfriend, Lorie, for years. But all that changes when Lorie runs off with another man. Inconsolable, his faith in love shattered, Jonah resists everyone’s attempts to ease his pain—until the unexpected happens one night.
Jonah is filled with confusion. Sarah is not the woman he yearns for, yet he asks for her hand in marriage, if only out of honor. Still, he worries, can they live in harmony if their vows are built on a lie? As Sarah seeks spiritual advice, Jonah tries to look toward the future—and finally begins to see her for who she really is: A beautiful, strong-willed woman whose heart is pure and belief is true. But will it be too late for him to prove that he wants to be her husband?