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From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother a From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for some additional study guides, she does one better. She arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor. Kayla has a secret, too. Her life has been turned upside down in a matter of months—her mother’s death propelled her father into a constant state of depression, and unable to deal with his erratic behavior, her longtime boyfriend has broken things off. But despite losing those she holds most dear, she hasn’t completely given up on love. Only now she seeks to find it in the sweet romance novels she secretly checks out from Sarah Anne’s bookmobile. As Aaron and Kayla’s study sessions start to feel less like work and more like pleasure, they soon realize that happily ever afters don’t only happen in fiction; sometimes they happen when you least expect it. From a “skilled storyteller who reminds the reader that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life” (RT Book Reviews), A Perfect Amish Romance is a moving and deftly told story that paints a heartwarming picture of the magic of true love.


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From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother a From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for some additional study guides, she does one better. She arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor. Kayla has a secret, too. Her life has been turned upside down in a matter of months—her mother’s death propelled her father into a constant state of depression, and unable to deal with his erratic behavior, her longtime boyfriend has broken things off. But despite losing those she holds most dear, she hasn’t completely given up on love. Only now she seeks to find it in the sweet romance novels she secretly checks out from Sarah Anne’s bookmobile. As Aaron and Kayla’s study sessions start to feel less like work and more like pleasure, they soon realize that happily ever afters don’t only happen in fiction; sometimes they happen when you least expect it. From a “skilled storyteller who reminds the reader that faith can help us survive the ups and downs in life” (RT Book Reviews), A Perfect Amish Romance is a moving and deftly told story that paints a heartwarming picture of the magic of true love.

30 review for A Perfect Amish Romance

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    This is a Amish Fiction, and this is the first book in the Berlin Bookmobile series. This book as a lot of characters, and they all have a lot going on. I have to say it was a lot of characters and their drama to keep up with for a first book in the series. After I got all the characters figured out I did really enjoyed the book. I am looking forward to the second book in this series. I love the Bookmobile, and this book follows the people that visits the bookmobile. I was kindly provided an e-c This is a Amish Fiction, and this is the first book in the Berlin Bookmobile series. This book as a lot of characters, and they all have a lot going on. I have to say it was a lot of characters and their drama to keep up with for a first book in the series. After I got all the characters figured out I did really enjoyed the book. I am looking forward to the second book in this series. I love the Bookmobile, and this book follows the people that visits the bookmobile. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Gallery Books) or author (Shelley Shepard Gray) via NetGalley, so I can give honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. (*)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    A new book series is always fun to start. This one is by an author that I have read many books by. I have seen her writing progress over the years and each book is better than the last. This series focuses on a bookmobile librarian named Englisher Sarah Anne Miller her husband passed away and she is grieving him. Sarah knows the Amish and helps them pick out the books they need and has the ones ready for them to pick up whenever they come in including study books for Amish man Aaron Coblentz who A new book series is always fun to start. This one is by an author that I have read many books by. I have seen her writing progress over the years and each book is better than the last. This series focuses on a bookmobile librarian named Englisher Sarah Anne Miller her husband passed away and she is grieving him. Sarah knows the Amish and helps them pick out the books they need and has the ones ready for them to pick up whenever they come in including study books for Amish man Aaron Coblentz who is secretly studying for his GED. She does him one better though as arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor. Kayla is finding it hard to keep things in order as her father spirals into depression after his wive's death and she must deal with his erratic behavior and act like the parent . When her boyfriend breaks up with her instead of letting it get her down she isn't ready to give up on love and checks out romantic fiction form the library bookmobile. AAron and Kayla both have a lot of baggage they carry but we see them talking and realizing they have a lot in common. Bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller is quite the matchmaker. Multiple Sclerosis is also covered in a respectful way. Looking forward to reading more in this series. Pub Date 03 Mar 2021 I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you All opinions expressed are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I was so excited to read this after my loooooong pending approval. Oh my! It was so worth the wait! New characters to love and well it's just Shelley Shepard Gray! Fabulous! I thought the name Tiny was unusual and cute! Matched her personality just perfectly. I finished this novel late into the night and I have no regrets it was so very good! This book will be on my list of 2021 faves. I enjoyed the aspect of the bookmobile. I think it's because it can reach people who can't get out or people th I was so excited to read this after my loooooong pending approval. Oh my! It was so worth the wait! New characters to love and well it's just Shelley Shepard Gray! Fabulous! I thought the name Tiny was unusual and cute! Matched her personality just perfectly. I finished this novel late into the night and I have no regrets it was so very good! This book will be on my list of 2021 faves. I enjoyed the aspect of the bookmobile. I think it's because it can reach people who can't get out or people that don't have any way of going to the library. Sarah Anne was a wonderful librarian. I liked her immediately! I think real life librarians can learn some lessons from her in hospitality. Sure she was nervous at first because she didn't think that she wasn't the right person for the job. I especially like how Ron built her confidence up so that she might be able to good a job. I thought she was perfect! The first in a brand new series by Shelley Shepard Gray that will be sure to delight you. It did me but then, I love Amish romance anyway and this one was no exception. I wanted to leave you all with a favorite quote because it's very true for most of us. "Perfection is overrated. No one needs you to score perfectly or even to always be happy. " Only that you give life a try." I feel that this is so true for a lot of us. I have some regrets along that line too. You should take a chance on something that you want to do, because if not you will always wonder what might've happened or how life could have turned out for you. I highly recommend. My thanks for a copy of this amazing book! I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Timerman

    First I should say I love the books by this author, and this one was no exception! We meet Sarah Anne Miller, the new bookmobile librarian, and now maybe matchmaker? There are a lot of assumptions about what another person is thinking here, but how these problems are resolved, well some are big surprises! There is some sweet romance, some physical challenges, along with everyday survival. We meet some of these problems, as the characters here face their life’s problems! One surprisingly wants to get First I should say I love the books by this author, and this one was no exception! We meet Sarah Anne Miller, the new bookmobile librarian, and now maybe matchmaker? There are a lot of assumptions about what another person is thinking here, but how these problems are resolved, well some are big surprises! There is some sweet romance, some physical challenges, along with everyday survival. We meet some of these problems, as the characters here face their life’s problems! One surprisingly wants to get his GED, why? Amish only go to the eighth grade, but he feels he will do more with his life, will he? Another is bogged down with her grieving father, the rent is due, how will this all turn out. Come along and enjoy entering the lives of these Berlin Ohio Amish folks, and see the hearts of some, and how some seem to enjoy the pain of others! Once you are involved you won’t want to leave! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Gallery Books, and was not required to give a positive review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    I was excited to read a new Amish series by Shelley Shepard Gray as she is a multi talented author in other genres but her Amish books grip my heart. What better setting than a bookmobile run by a genuine warm widow woman who cares about her patrons especially the Amish. There are so many wonderful characters that it is hard to pick a favorite. It starts with a beautiful cover and opens to heartwarming stories that sweep you into the worlds of several families all tied together with their love o I was excited to read a new Amish series by Shelley Shepard Gray as she is a multi talented author in other genres but her Amish books grip my heart. What better setting than a bookmobile run by a genuine warm widow woman who cares about her patrons especially the Amish. There are so many wonderful characters that it is hard to pick a favorite. It starts with a beautiful cover and opens to heartwarming stories that sweep you into the worlds of several families all tied together with their love of books and family. I love how the characters grew and some learned to look outward and learn to help others. Just a great beginning to this new series and I look forward reading more. With all the turmoil in the world it was great to curl up with a book that made me smile. I received a complimentary copy from the author. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kailey

    This is a great start to this series! I loved Sarah Anne! I also loved Aaron and his family and Kayla. I hope we get to read more about them in future books! I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Edward Arrington

    I saw a correlation between an Amish proverb at the beginning of the book about the lack of signposts at the crossroads in life with the numerous times I have experienced driving somewhere I have never been and failing to find adequate road signs. In all my travels, I had never once thought about the similarities between that and living life. I often get exasperated when I am in a sizable city trying to find a particular street but the street signs are on the corner that is the farthest distance I saw a correlation between an Amish proverb at the beginning of the book about the lack of signposts at the crossroads in life with the numerous times I have experienced driving somewhere I have never been and failing to find adequate road signs. In all my travels, I had never once thought about the similarities between that and living life. I often get exasperated when I am in a sizable city trying to find a particular street but the street signs are on the corner that is the farthest distance from where I am, and they are either blocked from view by other vehicles or too small to read from where I sit. So, you are probably wondering what that could possibly have to do with an Amish romance. Some may have already figured it out. In any romance, we would love to have signs clearly marking out the route to keep us from making major blunders. One young couple in the story has known each other since early childhood, growing up as neighbors. As they are now of courting age, everything is suddenly different. No one has placed any signs to mark out the route for them to follow, so both of them keep coming up with the wrong answers. The other young man and young woman meet for the first time at the beginning of the story. The bookmobile librarian arranges for them to meet because one of them needs a tutor and the other is a tutor. They need signposts as well, but probably a different type from the first couple since they just met. I particularly enjoyed the role of the librarian. She was a retired accountant who needed something to do since her husband had passed away. Even at the age of sixty, she felt the need for signposts as she began her new job. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Susan F

    I enjoyed this book very much. I'm excited about this new series. It's such a neat idea to have a book mobile and librarian go into rural areas in an area where Amish families live. The interaction between the characters with books and a lonely widow is so sweet. I just love the whole idea of it. Sarah Anne Miller touches lives in a way she never expected and the patrons of the library on wheels touch her life also. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy romance with a more realistic I enjoyed this book very much. I'm excited about this new series. It's such a neat idea to have a book mobile and librarian go into rural areas in an area where Amish families live. The interaction between the characters with books and a lonely widow is so sweet. I just love the whole idea of it. Sarah Anne Miller touches lives in a way she never expected and the patrons of the library on wheels touch her life also. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy romance with a more realistic storyline and characters with human flaws, worries, secrets and dreams. Aaron Coblentz is that kind of young man. He has a dream to get his GED so he can improve his standing at his workplace. Sarah Anne recommends a tutor for him, one who will keep his secret. Kayla, the tutor has her own secrets as she nervously takes on the job of tutoring the man Sarah gives her contact info to. The magnetic plot continues as tension mounts with misunderstanding and secrets all around. I can hardly wait for the next book and see what or who Sarah Anne gets herself involved with next. My thanks goes out to the publisher and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book. I love the story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kav

    Sqqquuueaaall! A new series by Shelley Shepard Gray is always something to shout (or squeal) about! And this one features a bookmobile which is all kinds of library magic right there. Sigh. I've worked in school libraries and college libraries and genealogy libraries and church libraries but I always longed to be a bookmobile librarian. Alas, it was not meant to be but at least now I can enjoy the experience vicariously through Sarah Anne. :-) In true SSG fashion, this novel is as much about comm Sqqquuueaaall! A new series by Shelley Shepard Gray is always something to shout (or squeal) about! And this one features a bookmobile which is all kinds of library magic right there. Sigh. I've worked in school libraries and college libraries and genealogy libraries and church libraries but I always longed to be a bookmobile librarian. Alas, it was not meant to be but at least now I can enjoy the experience vicariously through Sarah Anne. :-) In true SSG fashion, this novel is as much about community as it is the characters. I love the way this author follows a theme through the lives of various folks...in this case it's the perils of secrets that build tension and drama throughout the story. And...eeeepppp!!!...we get two romances and five points of view (including Sarah Anne's) as these characters discover that the perfect Amish romance is actually an imperfect one. I listened to the audible edition narrated by Tavia Gilbert who did a great job of bringing these captivating characters to life.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Sarah Anne miller is a widowed, retired accountant who begins a job for the local bookmobile. As a person who used to work in a library, I loved this aspect of the story. I enjoyed how much joy that she brought in to the lives of her patrons. She cared about not just what books they were reading but also what circumstances they were going through. Aaron uses the bookmobile to read books for his GED and Sarah Anne helps him find a tutor in Kayla. Jane is a young widow who has been struggling with Sarah Anne miller is a widowed, retired accountant who begins a job for the local bookmobile. As a person who used to work in a library, I loved this aspect of the story. I enjoyed how much joy that she brought in to the lives of her patrons. She cared about not just what books they were reading but also what circumstances they were going through. Aaron uses the bookmobile to read books for his GED and Sarah Anne helps him find a tutor in Kayla. Jane is a young widow who has been struggling with her health and she is a friend to her. Thanks so much to netgalley and the publisher for the arc. The opinions are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    C Davis

    I have recently read several books promoting literacy. When I picked up A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray, I was worried it would be along the same lines. I have loved everything that I have read by Gray, and I enjoyed this book as well. A Perfect Amish Romance was original, thought-provoking, and nothing like the other books I had read. Sarah Anne Miller has recently retired from being an accountant. On a whim she signed up to be a part-time librarian, driving the bookmobile around I have recently read several books promoting literacy. When I picked up A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray, I was worried it would be along the same lines. I have loved everything that I have read by Gray, and I enjoyed this book as well. A Perfect Amish Romance was original, thought-provoking, and nothing like the other books I had read. Sarah Anne Miller has recently retired from being an accountant. On a whim she signed up to be a part-time librarian, driving the bookmobile around the country roads of Berlin. She is nervous about this new adventure and wonders if anything will go right. Her boss reminds her that no one expects perfection. In her role as the bookmobile librarian, she has the opportunity to help the patrons and goes above and beyond the call of duty. Aaron is trying to get his GED but does not want his family to know. He goes to Sarah Anne for help and she introduces him to Kayla, who will tutor him. Kayla has her own secrets and is several years older than Aaron. Despite the differences in age and the way they were raised, can they overcome the obstacles that stand in their way? A Perfect Amish Romance is a masterpiece. The details are intricately woven together into a beautiful story. The plot flows seamlessly, the characters are well-developed and engaging, the dialogue is intriguing and authentic. While there are some serious moments in the book, I found this to be fairly light reading. There are many themes in this book, including a strong faith element. I loved this book! I love that it is promoting literacy through a bookmobile. It took me back to my childhood when we had bookmobiles that would come around. It also made me wonder why such a thing does not exist anymore. Or if it does, why don’t I know about it? I adored the character development and loved Aaron’s whole family. The way they interact with each other was refreshing. I also appreciated Sarah’s best bookmobiling rules at the beginning of each chapter, they were an unexpected bonus to the story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading. I would also recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading stories about the Amish, although in this book it is not a strong element. I would also recommend it to anyone who likes clean romance novels. Thank you to Net Galley and Gallery Books for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to give a positive review but am more than happy to do so! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marilyn

    I appreciate the opportunity of reading an early release of A Perfect Amish Romance by gifted author Shelley Shepard Gray. I’m never disappointed in her stories. This one is another winner with a bookmobile in rural areas serving the Amish. Aaron and Kayla story is more than him striving for his GED. Sarah Anne Miller is a bonus with her caring and friendly librarian skills and a confidant to many. The multiple characters with strong traits and flaws are discovering that life isn’t all about hav I appreciate the opportunity of reading an early release of A Perfect Amish Romance by gifted author Shelley Shepard Gray. I’m never disappointed in her stories. This one is another winner with a bookmobile in rural areas serving the Amish. Aaron and Kayla story is more than him striving for his GED. Sarah Anne Miller is a bonus with her caring and friendly librarian skills and a confidant to many. The multiple characters with strong traits and flaws are discovering that life isn’t all about having a mapped out plan but unearthly treasures they had not anticipated during their own struggles and sorrows. I look forward to reading each book Gray releases in her Berlin Bookmobile series. Thank you to NetGalley and publisher Gallery Books for the early release without a positive review being required. I have shared my own personal thoughts. I highly recommend this book to fans of Christian and Amish fiction who wants to enjoy a heartwarming and uplifting story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Connie Lynch

    I am lucky enough to be given the opportunity to read a pre release copy of this book so I am offering my unbiased review. This is a truly wonderful story, the main characters are Kayla and Aaron and their story of finding themselves individually and together. I recommend this to any fan of Amish Fiction and to any Christian Fiction fan and to the reader who is in need of a bit of positive encouragement. Happy Reading a Shelley Shepard Gray story.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    This book is a perfect representation of the Amish romance genre. It's a good book, but the only unique aspect of the book (the bookmobile) isn't really touched on as it's more just there when it's convenient. There's nothing wrong with this book, but there's nothing great about it either. This book is a perfect representation of the Amish romance genre. It's a good book, but the only unique aspect of the book (the bookmobile) isn't really touched on as it's more just there when it's convenient. There's nothing wrong with this book, but there's nothing great about it either.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    I always love reading any book by Shelley Shepard Gray and this one didn't disappoint! An interesting spin on the ways of the Amish and their views on the value of education. Sarah-Anne is retired and in her retirement has become the book-mobile driver for her community. She not helps her patrons find books that suit their interests but has become a confidante and a great listener for them too. Aaron is a young Amish man who is trying to study to pass his GED. He thinks by doing this his boss will I always love reading any book by Shelley Shepard Gray and this one didn't disappoint! An interesting spin on the ways of the Amish and their views on the value of education. Sarah-Anne is retired and in her retirement has become the book-mobile driver for her community. She not helps her patrons find books that suit their interests but has become a confidante and a great listener for them too. Aaron is a young Amish man who is trying to study to pass his GED. He thinks by doing this his boss will find him more suited to advance in the ranks of his business.. Aaron hires Kayla to help him study for his GED and through their studies a friendship develops. She leans on him for support as much as he leans on her for help in his studies. Kayla is also dealing with some life-altering issues in her life mainly due to her dad's selfishness and uncaring attitude. Their friendship deepens as they both help each other through life situations. Thank you to the publisher, Gallery Books, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of this book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray (Berlin Bookmobile #1) From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, pr A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray (Berlin Bookmobile #1) From New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray comes a new series that follows a bookmobile driver-turned-matchmaker who learns that her Amish patrons need a whole lot more than just new books to read. Aaron Coblentz has a secret: he’s been studying to take the GED to get promoted at work. But he can’t let his Amish family know, not when his older brother already left the faith just a year after getting baptized, practically crippling the family. When Aaron asks bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for some additional study guides, she does one better. She arranges for Kayla Kaufman to be his tutor. Kayla has a secret, too. Her life has been turned upside down in a matter of months her mother’s death propelled her father into a constant state of depression, and unable to deal with his erratic behavior, her longtime boyfriend has broken things off. But despite losing those she holds most dear, she hasn’t completely given up on love. Only now she seeks to find it in the sweet romance novels she secretly checks out from Sarah Anne’s bookmobile. As Aaron and Kayla’s study sessions start to feel less like work and more like pleasure, they soon realize that happily ever afters don’t only happen in fiction; sometimes they happen when you least expect it. Sarah Anne Miller the new bookmobile librarian and maybe matchmaker? “Well now, that’s it,” Ron Holiday said as he led the way out of the bookmobile. “Good luck to you. I’m sure you’ll do just fine.” Sarah Anne Miller froze in the doorway. “Wait. That’s it?” He scratched his head. “Don’t think there’s anything more to say, Sarah Anne. You’ve got all the route information and times. What else would you need to know?” “I’ll check in with you in a week or so, Sarah Anne. Good luck tomorrow. I wish you God’s blessings, too.” Tiny (Elizabeth) and their neighbor Joel Lapp. Aaron Coblentz and his family . Aaron's sister Tiny(Elizabeth).his younger brother Jack.morning. For all his disorganized mess, Jack was a hard worker. He helped their father farm their land in the spring, summer, and fall, and did woodworking in the barn in the winter. “Mamm and me are teaching Rebecca her ABCs,”So far, he hadn’t heard a recognizable letter spout out of his baby sister’s mouth. It was the second Friday of the month, Aaron Coblentz’s favorite day. On this day, the bookmobile would park down in the empty lot near Zeiset’s Furniture Store for three hours. Aaron is a young Amish man who is trying to study to pass his GED. He thinks by doing this his boss will find him more suited to advance in the ranks of his business.. Aaron hires Kayla to help him study for his GED and through their studies a friendship develops. She leans on him for support as much as he leans on her for help in his studies. Kayla is also dealing with some life-altering issues in her life mainly due to her dad's selfishness and uncaring attitude. Their friendship deepens as they both help each other through life situations. Aaron Coblentz knows how his parents will react if he tells them he wants to get his GED. At one time Kayla Kaufman considered leaving her Amish faith behind. So she has already passed her GED test. After making sure no one was around, she replied, “I did. I found you a tutor.” “Really? When can I meet him?” “First of all, she is a woman, and I took the liberty of setting something up for you tomorrow at four in the afternoon. If memory serves, that’s when you get off work, yes?” I highly recommend reading. A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I am looking forward to reading more books by Shelley Shepard Gray.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Grey is a heartfelt Amish romance. Aaron Coblentz knows how his parents will react if he tells them he wants to get his GED. So he studies in private until he needs a tutor to get him ready to take the test. He is from a big happy family with loving parents who hold their children tightly after their oldest son goes Englisch. Aaron is a kind-hearted and  compassionate young man who is a hard worker.  But his lack of world experience is a handicap while s A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Grey is a heartfelt Amish romance. Aaron Coblentz knows how his parents will react if he tells them he wants to get his GED. So he studies in private until he needs a tutor to get him ready to take the test. He is from a big happy family with loving parents who hold their children tightly after their oldest son goes Englisch. Aaron is a kind-hearted and  compassionate young man who is a hard worker.  But his lack of world experience is a handicap while studying for his upcoming GED test. Aaron is well-known by bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller so he has no worries about being tutored by the young woman she recommends him to. At one time Kayla Kaufman considered leaving her Amish faith behind. So she has already passed her GED test. She is a little wary of Aaron's need for secrecy but she could use the money she earns from tutoring him. Kayla lives with her father whose continued depression from her mamm's death means she has a heavy load of responsibility. She loves her father, but she is growing weary of the constant strain of worrying about keeping a roof over  their heads. Despite their slightly inauspicious first meeting,  Aaron and Kayla soon become friends.   Their friendship has a bit of a tenuous feel to it to begin with since Kayla has a few trust issues. After her dad leaves for his annual trip to FL, Kayla relaxes her guard and enjoys her time with Aaron. As their friendship turns romantic, will Kayla take a chance and risk her heart again? A secondary story arc revolves around a budding romance between Aaron's sister Tiny (Elizabeth) and their neighbor Joel Lapp. Tiny is never quite certain that Joel is interested her beyond friendship so doubts plague their relationship. When Aaron misconstrues a situation involving Joel, will his interference put an end to Tiny's hopes of a romance? A Perfect Amish Romance is a sweet Amish romance that also deals with true to life issues. Aaron and Kayla are delightful characters that are very easy to like. Kayla's home situation with her dad adds depth and substance to the well-developed storyline. Aaron's  quest for more education is at odds with his Amish faith and he does not want to worry his parents. Sarah Anne is a wonderful woman who cares deeply for the people she meets through the bookmobile. With this charming first installment, Shelley Shepard Grey's new Berlin Bookmobile series is off to a marvelous beginning.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read

    “What a charming story.” That’s the first thought that came to my mind when I finished this lovely book. I’ve been a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray’s books for quite some time, and this may be one of her best series yet. This series revolves around a bookmobile that’s overseen by Sarah Anne Miller, the kind and caring librarian. She’s more than happy to deliver books and some wise advice to the Amish community she serves with the bookmobile. She’s also a matchmaker at heart, and this book revolves a “What a charming story.” That’s the first thought that came to my mind when I finished this lovely book. I’ve been a fan of Shelley Shepard Gray’s books for quite some time, and this may be one of her best series yet. This series revolves around a bookmobile that’s overseen by Sarah Anne Miller, the kind and caring librarian. She’s more than happy to deliver books and some wise advice to the Amish community she serves with the bookmobile. She’s also a matchmaker at heart, and this book revolves around four Amish young people who benefit from Sarah Anne’s insight. I loved the Coblentz siblings and the love, support, and teasing that was part of their relationship. But the character that touched my heart was Kayla Kauffman. Kayla has gone through a series of disappointments in life, and she’s had to take on responsibilities that are too heavy for a young woman. Sarah Anne sees possibilities for Kayla and Aaron Coblentz, and she arranges for them to meet under the context of Kayla tutoring Aaron for his GED test. What follows next is a sweet, inspiring story of facing life with courage and faith. It’s also a reminder to be looking around us for those who quietly need our help. I’m looking forward to reading the next book and see who Sarah Anne decides to help next. And I’d also love at some point to know why Sarah Anne came up with her “rules” about the bookmobile that begin each chapter. Those would make an entertaining story all on their own. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    Did you know that the library Bookmobile visits the Amish communities.....I didn't! But this community has a special lady, who brings the books and much else, to the communities every couple of weeks. A retired accountant, Sarah Anne Miller, is a stickler for perfection.....but as we all know....NOTHING is perfect, in this world!! Aaron Coblentz is a man who is secretly seeking to obtain his GED. He feels that it will give him the extra credibility for his boss to see Aaron's proficiency at his p Did you know that the library Bookmobile visits the Amish communities.....I didn't! But this community has a special lady, who brings the books and much else, to the communities every couple of weeks. A retired accountant, Sarah Anne Miller, is a stickler for perfection.....but as we all know....NOTHING is perfect, in this world!! Aaron Coblentz is a man who is secretly seeking to obtain his GED. He feels that it will give him the extra credibility for his boss to see Aaron's proficiency at his place of work, a classy furniture store. But it must be kept secret from Aaron's family. Aaron's older brother, Tim, jumped the fence and left the Amish community and it broke his family's hearts. Aaron would not do the same and he didn't even want his family thinking that was his reason for the GED, so it became a big secret. We all know how secrets go....usually they tend to twist and turn the life they are involved into.....and this secret not only involves Aaron, but it will now become part of his tutor's life....namely, Kayla Kaufman. You will watch as Kayla and Aaron go through these secrets and how the deceptions will worm themselves into their lives. "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive".... Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite Amish genre authors. I have read many of her novels and this story will not disappoint you!! Grab a cool drink, favorite candle and comfy chair.....sit back and enjoy the novel that will have wanting more, after the last page is turned!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gail Hollingsworth

    This was a wonderful beginning in what sounds like a great series. A retired older lady, Sarah Anne, studies to become a librarian and in turn gets a job driving a bookmobile. She’s a little nervous at first but comes to love her patrons, mostly in an Amish community. She becomes a mentor and advisor for many. Aaron wants to take the GED even though he’s Amish. He needs to advance in his job but is afraid of what his parents would think so he keeps it secret. Sarah Anne introduces him to Kayla, This was a wonderful beginning in what sounds like a great series. A retired older lady, Sarah Anne, studies to become a librarian and in turn gets a job driving a bookmobile. She’s a little nervous at first but comes to love her patrons, mostly in an Amish community. She becomes a mentor and advisor for many. Aaron wants to take the GED even though he’s Amish. He needs to advance in his job but is afraid of what his parents would think so he keeps it secret. Sarah Anne introduces him to Kayla, also Amish, who has already passed the GED. They begin study sessions. Kayla has problems of her own having to do with her father. He can’t seem to get over losing his wife and live again. This puts a financial burden on Kayla. I loved seeing how these two grew and matured in their personal lives as well as together. There were other characters along the way that I couldn’t help but care for and want to get to know more. And in these characters I could see a maturing and a growth in them turning from their selfish ways and learning to help and care for others. Sarah Anne had that affect on many people. I can’t wait for the next book to see what adventures Sarah Anne has for us readers! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are strictly my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pam Pavkov

    A Perfect Amish Romance is the debut book written by Shelley Shepard Gray in her new series, The Berlin Bookmobile. This story is filled with amazing characters and a bit of mystery. The cover will definitely pull the reader in. I enjoyed the interaction between the host of the Bookmobile and the residents who availed themselves of this service. As the characters are woven together throughout the story many bonds are strength and some misconceptions threatens to tear some apart. This story is fi A Perfect Amish Romance is the debut book written by Shelley Shepard Gray in her new series, The Berlin Bookmobile. This story is filled with amazing characters and a bit of mystery. The cover will definitely pull the reader in. I enjoyed the interaction between the host of the Bookmobile and the residents who availed themselves of this service. As the characters are woven together throughout the story many bonds are strength and some misconceptions threatens to tear some apart. This story is filled with friendship, family, faith, and love. The death of a loved one threatens to severe what is left of a family. The author has done an amazing job weaving all the characters lives together and when secrets are revealed they realize the secrets weren't that important. I was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached to post a favorable response and all opinions are my own. I have rated this story with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others. I look forward to the next book in this series Congratulations to Shelley Shepard Gray on releasing a terrific debut story to start out her new series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tena

    I am a Shelley Shepard Gray fan. Her books always have interesting characters and real-life situations. I also love Amish stories. But so many Amish stories these days are like Hallmark movies-predictable, sweet and with a happily-ever-after ending. A Perfect Amish Romance is the best of both worlds. This is the first in a new series so if that's not your cup of tea, then move on. I am looking forward to the next book! A Perfect Amish Romance revolves around a bookmobile and the woman that operat I am a Shelley Shepard Gray fan. Her books always have interesting characters and real-life situations. I also love Amish stories. But so many Amish stories these days are like Hallmark movies-predictable, sweet and with a happily-ever-after ending. A Perfect Amish Romance is the best of both worlds. This is the first in a new series so if that's not your cup of tea, then move on. I am looking forward to the next book! A Perfect Amish Romance revolves around a bookmobile and the woman that operates it. As she becomes acquainted with her patrons at each stop, she not only suggests books to read but provides a listening ear and an open heart. The story revolves around the people, largely Amish, that look to her for advice. A Perfect Amish Romance includes everything from struggling to pay bills to suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. There is happiness too, make no mistake. We meet Amish families that are loud and messy with real-life problems. And about that bookmobile librarian, Gray lays the groundwork for her life to get interesting! I give this book 5 stars and can't wait for book two! I voluntarily received a copy of this book from Netgalley.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    Most Amish Christian fiction that I read will likely be by Amy Clipston or Shelley Shepard Gray. When I saw that A Perfect Amish Romance had to do with a bookmobile I was totally onboard to read it. It certainly did not disappoint and I'm eager to read An Amish Surprise, the second in this series. This book is not just about Kayla and Aaron's relationship, it also ties in Aaron's sister, Tiny, who long has had eyes for his best friend and neighbor, Joel. Sarah Anne Miller, a 61 year old bookmobil Most Amish Christian fiction that I read will likely be by Amy Clipston or Shelley Shepard Gray. When I saw that A Perfect Amish Romance had to do with a bookmobile I was totally onboard to read it. It certainly did not disappoint and I'm eager to read An Amish Surprise, the second in this series. This book is not just about Kayla and Aaron's relationship, it also ties in Aaron's sister, Tiny, who long has had eyes for his best friend and neighbor, Joel. Sarah Anne Miller, a 61 year old bookmobile librarian in an integral part of the story and I look forward to seeing more of her in book 2. It is through Sarah Anne that Aaron meets Kayla who will be his tutor for the GED. All the main characters are going through things that help them grow in their faith. They all have had a lot of loss in their lives and it was wonderful to watch them change and learn to be better and happier people as they helped each other. If you're in the mood for a sweet and clean Amish romance, give this a try. I have to say I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by Shelley Shepard Gray! Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. All opinions are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Leslie M.

    I've read and enjoyed many books by Shelley Shepard Gray, and this was no exception. As I've come to expect, the well-drawn characters and scenes are interesting and realistic. This is a great way to start off a new series. I loved some key features, including the bookmobile and the Multiple Sclerosis angles. These are elements I'm not used to seeing in Amish-themed novels. Kayla and Aaron are engaging characters, though I enjoyed the secondary characters, too, and I look forward to seeing them i I've read and enjoyed many books by Shelley Shepard Gray, and this was no exception. As I've come to expect, the well-drawn characters and scenes are interesting and realistic. This is a great way to start off a new series. I loved some key features, including the bookmobile and the Multiple Sclerosis angles. These are elements I'm not used to seeing in Amish-themed novels. Kayla and Aaron are engaging characters, though I enjoyed the secondary characters, too, and I look forward to seeing them in upcoming novels. This book felt like it was geared toward a bit younger audience than some books by this author, but I love a variety of books (including MG, YA, and NA), so I was okay with that. Aaron is a bit immature, but it's nice to see him grow throughout the book. Sarah was my favorite. She seems like the type of person everyone could benefit from having in their life.(And in some scenes, she reminded me of my grandmother.) I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Rhoden

    One of my favorite authors, Shelley Shepard Gray, has once again outdone herself with this spectacular book. This is a touching story of people who are dealing with real life issues and how they struggle to handle them. Sarah drives the bookmobile for the local library and enjoys helping people find the perfect book, but also lends an ear when people need to talk. When Sarah discovers a young man who needs a tutor to help him pass his GED so he can get a promotion at work, she has the perfect pe One of my favorite authors, Shelley Shepard Gray, has once again outdone herself with this spectacular book. This is a touching story of people who are dealing with real life issues and how they struggle to handle them. Sarah drives the bookmobile for the local library and enjoys helping people find the perfect book, but also lends an ear when people need to talk. When Sarah discovers a young man who needs a tutor to help him pass his GED so he can get a promotion at work, she has the perfect person to help him and that would be Kayla. Kayla, who has her own life issues, agrees to tutor Aaron for extra money to help pay the bills. Their first couple of lessons start out shaky, but gradually they begin to form a friendship. The author intertwined different characters throughout the book and they each had different things going on in their lives. I am excited to see the series continue and see how the other characters lives unfold. I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest opinion.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I really liked this book, I felt like the book was more geared towards a younger reader (teenagers), however I feel like as an adult reader it was still a very fun read. I liked Kayla she was very independent and very strong willed willing to keep fighting now matter what she faced. Aaron he came off kind of immature at first but I felt like the more you read he seems to grow up a lot. Joel and Tiny was fun to read about as well and you can tell they were both immature but looking to grow up as I really liked this book, I felt like the book was more geared towards a younger reader (teenagers), however I feel like as an adult reader it was still a very fun read. I liked Kayla she was very independent and very strong willed willing to keep fighting now matter what she faced. Aaron he came off kind of immature at first but I felt like the more you read he seems to grow up a lot. Joel and Tiny was fun to read about as well and you can tell they were both immature but looking to grow up as well. I LOVED Sarah she was hands down my favorite she has a heart for everyone that comes into her life weather big or small, long or short. She truly felt like an angel/grandmother to so many in this book while trying to find more about her self. I really don't think I can say anything negative about this book over all it was just a really good read and draws you in and you want to find out what is going to happen next. This is a good clean read as well.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Okay, so the title really intrigued me and I had really high expectations for this book. I get it, it wasn't supposed to actually claim this was going to be the perfect amish romance. But come on, aren't your expectaions high when you read the title? Sad to say, while this was a good book, it definetly wasn't perfect. Mainly because the synopsis explained who the book was going to focus on. Yet there are THREE romances you are reading about. And because of this, the romance for the couple the bo Okay, so the title really intrigued me and I had really high expectations for this book. I get it, it wasn't supposed to actually claim this was going to be the perfect amish romance. But come on, aren't your expectaions high when you read the title? Sad to say, while this was a good book, it definetly wasn't perfect. Mainly because the synopsis explained who the book was going to focus on. Yet there are THREE romances you are reading about. And because of this, the romance for the couple the book was supposed to follow lacked depth. It needed more focus and if it wasn't for the other two couples, it would have been good. I would rather have twice as many books in a series to get an in depth look at a couples romance than less books in a series with more romqnces in each book. And as someone who works at a library, I really appreciated the bookmobile tips at the beginning of each chapter. It ia good and I do recommend. I plan on reading hoom two.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sherry Greene

    This is the first book of a new series by beloved Amish author, Shelley Shepard Gray, that follows bookmobile driver, Sarah Ann Miller, who services and interacts with the Amish community. The book introduces us to a community of interesting people. The first two main characters the series features are Aaron Coblentz, who harbors a secret to take the GED test, not a normal event in the lives of the Amish, and Kayla Kaufman, who has her own secrets, as well as being older than Aaron. Aaron hires This is the first book of a new series by beloved Amish author, Shelley Shepard Gray, that follows bookmobile driver, Sarah Ann Miller, who services and interacts with the Amish community. The book introduces us to a community of interesting people. The first two main characters the series features are Aaron Coblentz, who harbors a secret to take the GED test, not a normal event in the lives of the Amish, and Kayla Kaufman, who has her own secrets, as well as being older than Aaron. Aaron hires her to become his tutor. Their relationship takes twists and turns throughout the book. You will not want to miss this new series. I look forward to the other books in the series to see how the people’s lives intertwine. I received an advanced copy of this book from Gallery Books and NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Judy

    When I was little, the town we lived in was so small that it didn’t have a library. What we did get, however, was a bookmobile. I loved that bookmobile so much. A Perfect Amish Romance brought those memories back. I loved Sarah Anne. She went from being very apprehensive about being the bookmobile librarian to being totally perfect at it. Aaron was studying for his GED, but didn’t want his parents to find out about it. Kayla was the tutor that Sarah Anne found for him. Tiny is Aaron’s sister and When I was little, the town we lived in was so small that it didn’t have a library. What we did get, however, was a bookmobile. I loved that bookmobile so much. A Perfect Amish Romance brought those memories back. I loved Sarah Anne. She went from being very apprehensive about being the bookmobile librarian to being totally perfect at it. Aaron was studying for his GED, but didn’t want his parents to find out about it. Kayla was the tutor that Sarah Anne found for him. Tiny is Aaron’s sister and she is in love with Aaron’s friend, Joel. I loved this book. I loved the characters. I loved that the characters grew as people by the time the story finished. I just really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Thank you to Netgalley and Gallery Books for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kitty

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was kind of disappointed I wasn't into Shelley's last series, so I had high hopes for this one since she's a) one of my favourite Amish Authors and B) It's about BOOKMOBILES. That's how I got my first Library Card and now I work at one! I definitely enjoyed this one, it was fun to see characters a little older be the main focus, and Sara Anne was absolutely a delight! I was proud of Aaron for wanting to get his GED since you don't see a lot of Amish in these books caring about higher education. I was kind of disappointed I wasn't into Shelley's last series, so I had high hopes for this one since she's a) one of my favourite Amish Authors and B) It's about BOOKMOBILES. That's how I got my first Library Card and now I work at one! I definitely enjoyed this one, it was fun to see characters a little older be the main focus, and Sara Anne was absolutely a delight! I was proud of Aaron for wanting to get his GED since you don't see a lot of Amish in these books caring about higher education. I really felt for Kayla having to work so hard and the difficult situation with her father, and I just knew that she and Aaron would be an excellent match. (I admittedly loved Tiny and her beau too, I'm a sucker for a man with a dog) Can't wait for the next one!

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