cover image A Double Dose of Love

A Double Dose of Love

Kathleen Fuller. Zondervan, $15.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-310-35893-0

Fuller (The Innkeeper’s Bride) launches her Amish Mail-Order Brides series with the sweet story of love blooming between two pairs of twins. A newspaper ad inviting young Amish women to find husbands in Birch Creek, Ohio, has 21-year-old Darla King impulsively moving, with her twin, Amanda, reluctantly in tow. In Birch Creek, Darla sets her sights on handsome Zeke Bontrager, but having recently purchased a run-down farm with his twin brother, Zeb, romance is the last thing on Zeke’s mind. The sisters’ close relationship becomes strained as Darla uncharacteristically asserts her independence and Amanda seeks out Zeb’s help to prevent Zeke from breaking Darla’s heart. As Amanda’s friendship with Zeb deepens, she struggles with the bitter memories of a past relationship—but can’t deny the longing she feels for Zeb. Faith and forgiveness form the backbone of this story, and the vulnerable sibling relationships are sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings. This innocent romance is a treat. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary. (Jan.)