A baby changes everything
for the Amish Spinster Club
Working in Caleb Hartz’s shop fits perfectly with Annie Wagler’s plan to match him with her twin sister—until Annie is drawn to him herself. But with his business, his farm and now his teenage runaway cousin and her baby, Caleb has no time for romance. Can they work together to care for mother and child—without losing their hearts?
About the Author
Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names since selling her 1st book in 1987. A former military officer, she enjoys telling stories, taking pictures, and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 30 years and has three children. Currently she lives in Nevada. She enjoys hearing from her readers. Drop her a note at www.joannbrownbooks.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Annie Wagler has a selfless plan to set up Caleb Hartz with her twin sister Leanna. She knows that Leanna is very attracted to Caleb, but Annie is as well. Leanna has suffered great heartbreak and Annie will do anything she can to help lead her to happiness. Annie sets the wheel in motion to try and bring the couple together. Meanwhile, Caleb is about to open up a bakery and heads to the Wagler home to hire one of the twins to work for him. In truth, Caleb has no idea who is who! When it turns out to be Annie that he made the offer to, he cannot turn back on his word. However, he is quite drawn to Annie, so he would rather have been working with Leanna. Just as Caleb is about to show Annie his shop and the plans he's made, he is shocked to discover his teenage cousin Becky and her infant son hiding out. She has run away and seeks protection with Caleb. The only arrangement that seems feasible is for Becky to stay with Annie's family. Now, between Annie working at the shop, and helping to care for Becky and the baby, Caleb and Annie are thrown together quite frequently. Annie sees this as a good opportunity. Maybe she can convince Caleb to accompany Leanna. Anything actually. Oh, but does this pain Annie. As a loving sister, she is not concerned with her future, so she will do what she can. It doesn't take Caleb very long at all to tell the difference between the twins and oh how does his heart skip a beat more than once. The Amish Bachelor's Baby is a very sensitive and sweet read. I adored this story and admit to being rather intrigued by how drawn Caleb was to Annie. I love the whole idea of pheromones and this has made this a pretty sappy read for me. I do admit to being saddened by Becky's situation and choices, but loved the way the story concluded. I do hope that we get Leanna's story soon. The other books in the series are The Amish Suitor and The Amish Christmas Cowboy. The Amish Widower's Twins will be available soon. Many thanks to Love Inspired and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
This is quick read that the author has placed not too far from where I live, and it is a new settlement, and surprises happen that you won’t see coming. I was looking for something else to happen when I read the title of this book, but the author I have read before and enjoyed, and this is not an exception, you will be quickly page turning. As you try to figure out Caleb’s cousin, you will be scratching your head as Annie tries to set her sister up with her boss. A good quick read, and left me wanting more! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.