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More Than a Marriage: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

More Than a Marriage – The Struggle is Real

More Than a Marriage Want a quick, good read in the coming days? Then Amy Lillard’s latest novella, More Than a Marriage, is what you are looking for!

Lillard takes readers back to Wells Landing and tells us the story of Jacob and Tess Smiley. Jacob, who works hard away from home – and spends too much time on his cell phone…and Facebook. Tess, who has two goats she adores, that provide extra income – and give her an outlet for her frustration over Jacob. Although Jacob and Tess have been married three years, their future looks dismal – separation seems to be the only solution…or is it?

I was given More Than a Marriage in exchange for my honest review. Although other characters from previous novels in the Wells Landing series are mentioned, it can easily be read as a stand-alone. I found this novella to be a very interesting read, as Lillard came upon a storyline in the Amish genre that you do not see very frequently – marital strife to the point of separation.

More Than a Marriage reminds readers that the Amish are human too – even troubles with their marriages. We outsiders/Englischers tend to idolize and romanticize the Amish – even putting them on a pedestal at times. Amy Lillard reminds us that we’re all human, all have struggles, and all need the help of others and God.

PS. For Wells Landing fans…Jonah’s story is next!!!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

Titus Returns: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

Titus Returns – The Prodigal With a Twist!

Titus ReturnsAmy Lillard takes her readers back to Wells Landing once gain with her latest release, Titus Returns. From the moment I read a sneak peek of this novel from More Than a Promise, I knew it was going to be outstanding. I was NOT disappointed!

Titus Lambert returns to Wells Landing after spending five years in prison for vehicular manslaughter. He’s kept to himself – and kept everyone (his friends, his family…his girlfriend) at bay – while on the inside. When Titus returns to Wells Landing, it’s a difficult reentry. Titus doesn’t know what to do with himself – should he even stay Amish? His family loves him…but how can they reach him? His now-married girlfriend has unresolved feelings for Titus…will she jump the fence with Titus? Then there are the families affected by his actions all those many years ago. Will he ever be fully forgiven?

I was given Titus Returns in exchange for my honest review. Although characters from other novels in the series are mentioned, Titus Returns can easily be read as a stand-alone. I found it to be a refreshing twist on the prodigal returns story. The characters were well thought-out and believable. I fell completely into step with Titus and felt every disappointment, every fear, and every victory along his journey. Well done, Amy Lillard. Titus Returns is a must-read!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

More Than a Promise: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

More Than a Promise – Heartwarming

More Than a PromiseAuthor Amy Lillard Brings readers back to Wells Landing with yet another sweet, Amish love story. More Than a Promise tells the story of newly widowed Mariana, who loses her husband, Leroy, to a brain tumor. In reality, she actually lost him months earlier due to the ravages of the awful beast.

Later, Mariana receives some shocking news. So when Leroy’s business partner and best friend, Reuben, starts visiting Mariana – the Wells Landing tongues start wagging! What will Mariana do?

I was given More Than a Promise in exchange for my honest review. I found it to be a good, quick read. Although characters from previous novels in the series are mentioned, it does not distract, and can easily be read as a stand-alone. The characters are endearing and heartwarming. I found myself longing for another chapter. Oh well…on to the next great Wells Landing adventure, Titus Returns. Readers get a sneak peek at the end of More Than a Promise, and it looks phenomenal!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!