The Amish Cowboy's Homecoming by Ophelia London ~ Book Review

May 7, 2021



Author: Ophelia London
Series: Honey Brook, Book 2
Genre: Amish Fiction
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: April 27, 2021

What happens when a traditional horse whisperer clashes with an unconventional trainer within the charming Amish community of Honey Brook?

Grace Zook has always held a talent with horses, ever since she was a child growing up in her quaint Amish village of Honey Brook. Now, as an adult, she’s become a master trainer—but still struggles to prove to her father that she is worthy of taking over the family’s horse farm. With a fiery new stallion coming soon, Grace knows this challenge is her chance to prove she can finally take the reins.

When widower and horse whisperer Isaac King is offered the lead training job on a new farm out of town, he’s thrilled to finally make a name for himself and provide some permanent roots for his young daughter. But not only is the stallion seemingly unbreakable, so, too, is the owner’s headstrong daughter Grace, who has drastically different ideas about how to handle the impossible horse. Yet somehow, he can’t seem to get the confident, beautiful woman out of his mind…even though as his boss’s daughter, she is completely off-limits.

There’s too much at stake for Isaac to gamble his future on Grace…even though suddenly, he can’t imagine one without her.

Each book in the Honey Brook series is STANDALONE:
* Never an Amish Bride
* The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming


This is the second book in the Honey Brook Series and can definitely be read as a stand alone. In this story we meet Grace Zook, who has a gift when it comes to working with horses and we also meet Isaac King who is a horse whisperer. He is hired to work with a particular horse in the Zook farm and Grace is less than thrilled to have him around. She is determined to inherit the horse farm once her father retires, something that is somewhat a foreign thing to the Amish community for a woman to be in charge. I really enjoyed her character. I felt like she was at times lost on who she really was. 

This is definitely a story of enemies to friends to lovers trope. I really enjoyed how their relationship blossomed to friendship and once Grace started trusting herself and Isaac it really became something special. Isaac was dreamy! He just really got under Grace's skin at the beginning but he saw her for what she truly was. A woman passionate about what she did with horses but also a woman that wanted to be loved. 

Other characters that stood out to me was Grace's father. I think he knew from the very beginning that Isaac was going to end up falling for his daughter. I also felt for Sarah, Grace's sister-in-law. I think the grief over not being able to have babies made her into such a crabby woman especially towards her husband. I know in the end they started reconciling but I would love to read more about them perhaps in future stories. 

Overall I thought this was a sweet heartwarming and clean Amish story. There were definitely themes of faith interwoven through the story. If you enjoy Amish fiction then I definitely recommend you grab this one. This was my first book by this author but it definitely won't be my last!

My Rating: 4 Stars/I really enjoyed it

I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE (Honey Brook series), her very first Amish romance! As wells as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances. Visit her at, but don’t call when she’s streaming The Walking Dead.

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