I received this book for free from Celebrate LIt Bloggers, CelebrateLit in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton
Published by Whitaker House on September 5th 2017
Genres: Amish, Christian, Christmas, Clean & Wholesome, Fiction, General
Source: Celebrate LIt Bloggers, CelebrateLit
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas. //
Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?
What can I say….I didn’t hate it…..but I didn’t love it either.
I really hated the way Susanna’s dad treated her…I wondered if there was a reason at one point but it was almost like he just didn’t care he was to wrapped up in his own life. And the family he introduced to her(cant say much more because “spoilers”) but they were Such jerks…….I just couldn’t!! Benaiah…well I liked him for the most part but I felt like he was a bit is stupid too hard…maybe but he seemed stupid at times. Susanna she was fun and had a bit more of an amish streak then most amish girls in the books 🙂
I loved the gifts Benaiah gave her..the monthly themes were super cute! I liked most of the story, it just had some things I had a hard time getting through. I think I would still recommend it cause there will be people that love it. The way it ended made me smile but there were a few threads that weren’t gathered and I wish a few things could have been said/done by a couple characters to make me hate them less