On The Golden Cliffs Review

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Well my friends – it’s time to play catch up! Being away for three weeks put me extremely behind. My back made it impossible for me to do anything for over two weeks, and then at the end of last week we had to say goodbye to our beloved beagle. That is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I’m still grieving, but know that I have commitments that I need to catch up on and life needs to keep going. So though I am not healed 100%, I’m healed enough to be able to sit at my computer and get some things done! I’m so thankful to the authors I work for as they have been so patient these past few weeks. And to you as well. Thank you for your prayers. They worked!!

And now, time to get into books. Not sure when I’ll start the bible posts again, but I will.

Today I am super excited to share the latest in the Amish Fiction series from Sunrise Publishing. This isn’t your typical Amish fiction read, and I highly recommend it!

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About the Book

On The Golden Cliffs ReviewOn the Golden Cliffs
Author Tricia Goyer, Christen Krumm
Published by Sunrise Publishing
on March 21, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Western
Pages: 416

One wrong post has sent influencer Lyla Taylor's social media empire crashing to her feet. To save it, she'll have to escape to rural Montana. Six weeks in a high-end spa won't hurt...except, she's not booked into a spa, but at a rustic Amish B&B. Suddenly, her roommates are racoons, and her daily activities include hanging laundry. Thanks, but no thanks. Lyla is ready to hit delete and head back to civilization.

Amishman Reuben Milner has a secret...one that could destroy his world. For now, however, he's kept his life as a novelist under wraps, focusing on providing for his family after the tragic passing of his father. Renting the dawdi house seems the right move-until the wrong woman moves in. However, she comes with ideas to help improve their B&B, and that, along with her feisty personality, is something Reuben can't ignore. Even if the elders want him to focus on joining the church and finding a wife.

When going home isn't an option, Lyla decides to help the Milners spruce up their rental. It does help distract her from her problems online. The more Lyla works on the rental with Reuben, the more she wonders if returning to her former life is worth it. However, is it the simple life that Lyla's heart longs for-or a particular guarded Amishman with secrets of his own?

And when those secrets are discovered, what will it cost them both?

Book two in the delightful and sweet Big Sky Amish Collection.

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My Perspective

An Amish author who writes in secret and is a man? A social media guru who needs to essentially get off the map for a while? Ummm….sign me up! Krumm had my attention simply from the book blurb and I’m happy to report that continued as I devoured the story. Lyla and Rueben were wonderfully crafted characters with secrets, flaws, and lots of moments that made me smile.

Perhaps the most interesting thing to me was how Lyla and Rueben’s relationship went. At first they of course had some, well different thoughts on things I’ll say. But over time they started to warm up to each other, and I really enjoyed their relationship. Yes, people from two very different worlds can come together in a way that is natural, and honestly felt like they should have always been together.

Krumm also gives a wonderful faith lesson in trusting the Lord, and letting go of the past mistakes you have made. Beating yourself up over them doesn’t do any good, and I think it’s something we all need to be reminded of. On the Golden Cliffs is a beautifully written story and will appeal to contemporary and Amish fiction fans alike. Highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

About the Author

Christen Krumm lives with her real-life superhero husband and three barefoot wildings in small-town Arkansas. Coffee is the lifeblood, books are her happy place, and creating stories is her favorite. Find her online at christenkrumm.com.

Tricia Goyer writes out of her passion for God and her love for family and others. The author of more than 70 books, she writes both historical fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting.

This USA-Today Best-selling Author has also won a two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold-Medallion Nominee and a Christy Award Nominee and won Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Tricia’s contemporary and historical novels feature strong women overcoming great challenges. She recreates historic wartime eras with precise detail through comprehensive research and is a beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, having written the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.

Whether for fiction or nonfiction, Tricia’s writing style is vivid and heartwarming, allowing readers to take home more than engaging stories, but also messages that inspire faith and hope. Her goal is to write stories that matter.

Tricia is a popular conference speaker. She has spoken at events such as MomCon, Raising Generations, and Teach Them Diligently conferences and been interviewed by numerous national TV and radio programs and magazines. Her new podcast, Walk It Out, can be found on iTunes or downloaded on any podcasting app. Whether through writing, blogging, speaking or podcast, Tricia loves sharing messages of inspiration and hope.

A homeschooling mom of ten, including seven by adoption, Tricia is also a grandmother of four and wife to John. With a busy life she understands the importance of making every word count.

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2 responses to “On The Golden Cliffs Review

  1. Ellie

    I have this one on my TBR. I think it looks really good! I’m glad to hear you are feeling some better. 🙂