The Saddle Maker’s Son(The Amish of Bee County #3) by Kelly Irvin (review by Cathy)

The Sadle Makers Son


About the book:

Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn’t create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family?

Rebekah isn’t like her sister, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, close knit Amish community makes her feel as if she’s been judged and found lacking. The men avoid her and the women whisper behind her back. She simply longs for the same chance to be a wife and mother that her friends have.

Tobias Byler only wants to escape feelings for a woman he knows he should never have allowed to get close to him. Moving with his family to isolated Bee County, Texas, seemed the best way to leave his mistakes behind. But even a move across the country can’t erase the past that accompanies his every thought.

A surprise encounter with two half-starved runaway children forces both Rebekah and Tobias to turn to each other to help a sister and brother who have traveled thousands of miles in search of lives of unfettered peace and joy. In doing so, Rebekah and Tobias discover the key to forgetting the past is the one that will open the door to love and the future they both seek.


My review:

The Saddle Maker Maker’s Son is the third book in the Amish of Bee County Series. Kelly Irvin continues the wonderful story of this community and characters.

I loved Rebekah Lantz and Tobias Byler! Two characters that I was rooting for to find love and happiness. I found the introduction of Lupe and Diego to be a surprising and welcome twist. When Rebekah finds the brother and sister, she knows that she must help them. Which proves to be challenging since the kids are frightened and far away from their country. The fact that they don’t speak English added to the challenge.

With the help of family and friends, Rebekah and Tobias offer them safety and love.

I enjoyed returning to Bee County and catching up with the Lantz and Glick families. The addition of the Byler family, Lupe and Diego made the journey even more enjoyable. There are so many great characters in this book!

Ms. Irvin pens a fantastic story of love, trust and forgiveness. This series has been a joy to read and one I highly recommend.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.



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