AUTHOR: Laura V. Hilton
PUBLISHER: Whitaker House
Annie Beiler is a spunky, spirited schoolteacher, but she's struggled ever since the man she was promised to "jumped the fence" and left the Amish of Seymour. To make matters worse, she’s in danger of losing her job because she took her students on an unauthorized field trip.
Soon after Joshua Esh moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Seymour, Annie Beiler caught his attention. He’s disheartened to discover that she is promised to another man—Luke, who left the Amish but vowed to return one day and claim “his” Annie.
Before long, Luke and Joshua are fighting over Annie, and God alone knows what will become of this triangle of tension.
I enjoyed reading this third book in Ms. Hilton’s Amish of Seymour series. In Book 2, Annie was a rather unsympathetic character, so I appreciated getting to know her and understand her insecurities. She doesn’t know that Luke has claimed her as his own, so when Joshua seems to be attracted but then pulls away, Annie assumes he really is a “player,” as she’s heard.
The relationship between these two is full of stops and starts as neither wants to admit the attraction that flares every time they get near one another.
I admired Annie’s spunk and struggles, and Joshua appealed in spite of secrets. Promised to Another is a well-written, sweet tale of romance in an Amish setting, and it earns four and a half stars.
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.