Book 5, A Wells Landing Romance
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In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance…
Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.
Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.
Praise for Amy Lillard
“An inspirational story of romance, faith, and trust…will appeal to fans of Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis.” —Library Journal on Caroline’s Secret
“Amy Lillard writes her Amish stories with the respect they are due.” --RT Book Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
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Enjoyable to read!
Titus Returns by Amy Lillard is the latest Wells Landing Romance Novel. Titus Lambert is returning to Wells Landing, Oklahoma after being gone for five years. Titus has just been released from prison after serving five years for second-degree manslaughter. Two people died in the car accident that night and one man will never walk again. Titus had been courting Mandy Yoder before the incident. Mandy assured Titus that she would wait for him to return home. Mandy waited one year before she started going out with Levi Burkholder. A year later they were married. When Mandy sees Titus, she knows she made the wrong decision. But the Amish marry for life. There is only one way they could be together, but would Titus take another man’s wife? Titus is not sure if he will be able to fit back into the Amish community, but he does not feel at home in the Englisch world either. One thing Titus feels compelled to do is make amends to the King family. They lost their son, Alvin in the car accident. Alvin was Abbie’s twin brother. Life has not been the same for Abbie since Alvin passed away. Both of her parents have succumbed to depression and her father has taken to the bottle. This leaves Abbie doing the housework as well the farm chores. The King family runs a dairy farm. But things have become rundown (Abbie can only do so much). Titus sets out to help the King family and starts doing repairs (despite the objections of Abbie). The two of them start spending time together as Titus helps Abbie with her plans for the farm. It also leads to Titus to start making plans for his future. Feelings develop between Abbie and Titus, but Titus has a secret he has yet to reveal. What choice will Titus ultimately make? Will Titus get his second chance at love?
Titus Returns is a sweet and heartwarming story. The novel is well-written, easy to read, and has a good pace. While Titus Returns is part of a series, it can easily be read alone. The book deals with alcoholism, depression, forgiveness, love, trust, betrayal, secrets and second chances. I give Titus Returns 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). Titus Returns is a great way to spend an afternoon (great change of pace). I liked the addition of the camels and Titus’ plans for the future (I cannot include everything in the summary). I look forward to the next book by Amy Lillard (Marrying Jonah).