Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ARC Review: Tender Mercies by Eli Easton

Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County, #2)From the blurb:

Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at the last minute. Now Eddie risks losing the twenty-five acre property in Lancaster County—and all the hopes he held for it—before the project even gets off the ground. He needs help, he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to rediscover the belief in a higher purpose that brought him here in the first place. 
Samuel Miller worked hard to fit into his Amish community despite his club foot. But when his father learns Samuel is gay, he is whipped and shunned. With just a few hundred dollars to his name, Samuel responds to an ad for a farmhand and finds himself employed by a city guy who has strange ideas about animals, no clue how to run his small farm, and a gentle heart. 
Samuel isn’t the only lost soul to serendipitously find his way to Meadow Lake Farm. There’s Fred and Ginger, two cows who’d been living in a garage, a gang of sheep, and a little black pig named Benedict who might be the key to life, love, money—and even a happily ever after for two castoffs.

Heather's rating:

I'm absolutely gaga over the Men of Lancaster County series! While Tender Mercies didn't quite reach the level of A Second Harvest for me, it was still a sweet, lovely book that will please ALL Eli Easton fans!

First of all, I love the idea of a salt of the earth, hard-working Amish MC. Add in the fact that he has a disability (club foot) and is a virgin? Whew! I'm in heaven!

The setting and plot for this book was just so... pure. It's a feel-good story about good people doing good things and creating good karma. The book will make you happy, and it will make you want to save animals and donate your time and spread positivity, which are all wonderful things.

There was a nice slow burn here, and things didn't get physical until after the 50% mark, which is ALWAYS a good thing, IMO. I like sexual tension to grow and grow! I wish things were a little more explicit, honestly, but that's just me being greedy.

I adore this series, and this book was no exception. I hope we get hoards of Amish men meeting their do-gooder matches, and that this series stretches on and on and on. I'm addicted!

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

Enjoy, my friends!

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