Love by the Numbers by Laura V. Hilton

Love by the Numbers

After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé, Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store. It isn’t long before she meets the young man hired to handle the bookkeeping—Caleb Bontrager, whose handcrafted cuckoo clocks are sold in the store.       //        And it isn't long before Caleb has made up his mind about her: bright and sparkly but not right for him. Alarmed by his attraction t...


Details Love by the Numbers

TitleLove by the Numbers
ISBN9781629119328
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherWhitaker House
GenreAmish, Romance, Christian, Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Fiction
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Reviews Love by the Numbers

  • Susan
    2018-02-12
    Love by the NumbersLaura V HiltonReceived from CelebrateLit for reviewWhile reading LOVE BY THE NUMBERS I became emotionally invested in all of the characters. They are all flawed, real and lovable! Once I started reading, I was instantly hooked. I devoured every page and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. This not so typical Amish story is filled with jealousy, temptation, lies, rumors, but also love, family, and second chances....
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2018-02-16
    “What if the life you want, and the future God has for you, is hiding in your biggest problem, your worst failure, your greatest fear?”First things first … WOWZA. I realize you probably don’t associate ‘steamy kisses’ with Amish fiction but that’s because you haven’t read one of Laura Hilton’s books yet.Caleb and Lydia have instant sizzling chemistry, Caleb having intended to marry Lydia since he first met her five months ago. N...
  • Maureen Timerman
    2017-09-27
    Laura V. Hilton has done it again, and I’m so happy to have read this amazing book. Not the ordinary Amish story, and one that will linger long after the final page has been turned.Can the kindness of one community over come the hurt that has been inflicted by another, or will they injustice of another area prevail over all. Will the effort of Lydia’s Aunt to help her, be enough, and can Caleb return to his roots, and let go of the guilt he h...
  • Julia Wilson
    2018-02-25
    Love By The Numbers by Laura V Hilton is a charming Amish romance. It is a light-hearted read but has themes grounded in God.The reader is enthralled by the two leading characters who are delightful. Both are running from their pasts. "What if the future Gott has planned for you is hiding behind your worst failure... or greatest fear?" We need to face our pasts, failures and fears. Whatever we have done, the blood of Jesus covers it all.Grace is ...
  • Nancee
    2018-02-03
    Laura V. Hilton has been a long time favorite author of mine. In each of her series there is a wonderful connection from one novel to the next, with each novel containing its own merits. Love by the Numbers follows in this wonderful tradition. Old friends and family members are revisited while new characters are developed in their own rights.It amazes me how this author can whisk me into a novel and have me captivated with little effort. Descript...
  • Dali Castillo
    2018-03-11
    Beautiful Story!Love by the Numbers is a beautiful story of romance with what I consider a little bit of mystery. The mystery part is where the author gives little bits and pieces of each of the main character’s story that keeps the reader guessing. There was also intrigue woven in through some twists and turns throughout the story. As the story continued to develop and the pieces started coming together, I realized that Lisa and Caleb were eac...
  • Deana Dick
    2018-02-22
    What I liked the most about this book was the details of a shunning. I have often wondered exactly how it works and if everyone is in agreement with it. I loved Lydia and her humbleness. After a tragedy at her hometown , she finds comfort in a new place. Her aunt has graciously asked her to come run her gift shop while she is away. I would be running as fast as I could to get away from all the rumors stirring around me back home.The question aros...
  • Karla
    2018-02-12
    I must admit that the Amish genre is one of my favorites in which to immerse myself and forget reality for a while! Laura V. Hilton is quickly becoming one of my "go to" authors, for this very purpose. This new book is one that was not one of the typical Amish tale...girl meets guy, fall in love, get married, type of story. It was unique in its overall theme as well as in leaving some soul searching long after the book was finished. The underlyin...
  • Amy
    2018-02-23
    Love by the Numbers just might be my favorite Laura Hilton book. The theme of this story is what really spoke to me. Caleb and Lydia are two people who both have some skeletons in their closet, one due to outside influences and the other due to personal sin. Neither believes that they should have the desires of their hearts met; both feel they must settle for less. I liked how both Lydia and Caleb learned to rely on God’s grace and not on man...
  • Lori Parrish
    2017-12-14
    I love Laura's books!!! When I seen the cover of this one I just knew I had to read it too!!!This book will pull you in line, hook, simmer and all!!! The Amish are people like us and they aren't exempt from lies, temptations, rumors, and most of all jealousy. I enjoyed reading Lydia's story although, I kinda skipped over the kissing and smooching whatever you call it.What is they call it? You can run, but you can't hide because whatever problems ...
  • Vicky Sluiter
    2018-02-17
    Author Laura V. Hilton once again writes a solid book in which she is not afraid to make her characters human. All the feelings are there; love, joy, fear etc. Even hurt and harassment from an Amish community. Through it all they hang on to God’s love and His promises. A great reminder for us.It was enjoyable to see the different personalities that were drawn to each other. One sparkly, the other more logical, reminding us that opposites do att...
  • Elizabeth
    2018-01-24
    Love By The NumbersBy: Laura V. HiltonI love it , what a wonderful book , Love By The Numbers, By Laura V. Hilton. She grabbed me at the start and I was hooked. Her characters are so alive, you feel like you are right there with them. I caught myself trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. There was times I laughed and a few times I had tears in my eyes. This is Caleb’s story. Lydia finds herself starting over after her fian...
  • D.J.
    2018-02-08
    Tall. Sandy-blond hair. Clean-shaven face. Milk-chocolate-brown eyes.Pardon me but, YUM!All right, Laura. You definitely have my attention right away. I mean, who in their right mind would lay the book down now! Not me. And you shouldn’t either!But if that’s not enough, there’s more action than you’d expect, keeping you glued to the story until the very end. I have authors who keep me awake half the night, finishing their book.Laura, you ...
  • Amy
    2018-01-26
    Love by the Numbers is a sweet Amish read. I have read a few books by Laura V Hilton and have loved every one. This is does not disappoint. I enjoyed Lydia Hershberger’s story. I love Amish books and found the location of Missouri unique compared to others I have read. I thought Lydia and Caleb Bontrager had great chemistry right from the start. Although, it did not seem so to them at first. My scenes in the book were when those two were togeth...
  • Connie Tillman
    2018-02-15
    If you have not read a book by Laura V. Hilton, you are missing out. Everything that I have read by her has gripped me from the beginning. Love by the Numbers is no different. Beautifully written, great character development, wonderful storyline and so much more. This is not the typical Amish Fiction story, the author brings her own flair to it. It also gives a powerful message of God's grace. I received this book through the Celebrate Lit Bloggi...
  • Barbara Thompson
    2018-01-24
    Author Laura V. Hilton is an amazing author to write a marvelous book that pulled so many emotions from me and it's too many emotions to list. For example, Love by the Numbers took me through the checklist of humor, anger to the test of my faith. There's so much to this book from how great the author weaves the story and characters to keeping my attention from the beginning. I highly encourage others to read Love by the Numbers. I believe you wil...
  • Marilyn
    2017-09-27
    I appreciate the depth of Laura V. Hilton’s stories that reel me into the storyline with a connection to the lives of the heroine and hero from the start. Love by the Numbers was a tale I could not stop reading and even put aside other daily things to keep reading. Lydia Hershberger and Caleb Bontrager was attracted to each other, but yet determined not to be more than friends because of their past. Each one had experienced some traumatic times...
  • Crissy
    2017-09-26
    Ok, so I heard that Laura V. Hilton was coming out with a new book and it was ready for pre-order and I texted my husband since he deals with the Amazon account. Before he can answer that lovely ding of email sounded and I found I was blessed to be chosen to receive an advanced reader copy. Yippee for me, no waiting around but my pre-order is still in place. They ask that I give an honest opinion of the book. So I have to say I was not disappoint...
  • Jeanette Fallon
    2018-02-25
    Caleb couldn't get Lydia out of his mind after seeing her at a wedding.  She stood out-she glittered.  He had to forget about her.  She was dangerous.He agreed to do the bookkeeping for a friend's shop.  He never expected to see Lydia there.  Lydia agreed to help her friend in Jamesport, Missouri.  This was the perfect opportunity to escape the falsehoods said about her in her hometown.  But even going to Jamesport doesn't save her from th...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    2018-02-16
    Let me just start by saying that Laura Hilton does not write your traditional mushy Amish stories. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. There are some scenes, two in particular, in this book that left my cheeks a little rosy, and I may have had to roll up my sleeves a bit to cool down. They are clean - do not mistake that at all. But done properly, as Laura has managed to do, a clean book can still make your heat rise a little bit. An...
  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    2018-02-17
    Lydia Hershberger is now in Jamesport looking after her Mennonite Aunt’s gift shop while she and her uncle are on a long mission trip. But this reason is just to cover up the real reason she has left her home and family. Her reputation is ruined by an Amish man back home, a man she was just being nice to because the man’s wife was disabled and she felt sorry for them. But her kindness all turned to turmoil causing her Amish community to turn ...
  • MJSH
    2018-02-22
    I need to start out this review with a disclaimer that I don’t read much Amish books. I have been reading more since joining Celebrate Lit Tour but it’s not one of my favorite genres. That being said, this book by Laura V Hilton is a solidly written book. It features Lydia, an absent-minded, beautiful, kind, loving woman from a different Amish community, who comes into Caleb’s community to flee from false accusations and to manage her aunt ...
  • Pam
    2018-02-19
    If you are a reader who mostly avoids Amish fiction because you think you cannot relate to what many think of as a perfect, sinless lifestyle that might be just a little boring, you really should give Laura Hilton’s novels a try. In them you will find Amish characters who struggle with the same problems and temptations that everyone else experiences – you know the old “lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”. Yes the A...
  • Beth
    2018-02-26
    Love By The Numbers is Laura V. Hilton's latest book and it is fabulous! Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres in Christian Fiction and so of course Laura V. Hilton is one of my must read authors. I have had the privilege to read and review quite a few of her books. Laura V. Hilton writes with authority about Amish and their way of life, running a business, and accounting. I love Laura V. Hilton's style of writing, she puts me right into her...
  • Cherese Akhavein
    2018-04-04
    Love by the Numbers by Laura V Hilton This is a good book of Amish Romance and Mystery all rolled into one, as always I don’t like giving spoilers so let me just say that with this book you will find a combination of wonderful characters like Lydia Hershberger who is a young woman struggling with the fact that her ex fiancé was killed in an accident. And she is running from false allegations from her Bishop back in her home town. And Caleb Bon...
  • Phyllis
    2018-02-14
    Love by the Numbers is a touching story of two Amish people who needed to learn about God’s grace for their lives.Lydia had been unjustly accused and was shunned by her community for refusing to confess to something she had never done. Moving from Ohio to Missouri to help out at her Mennonite aunt’s store, she hoped the rumors from her past wouldn’t follow her. She also had trouble not allowing the accusations from affecting her image of he...
  • Gail Hollingsworth
    2018-02-13
    This leads you back to the understanding that the Amish aren't perfect and have much the same type of problems as we do. From temptations like adultery, premarital sex, to sexual harassment, and things from nature like destructive storms. All these things happened to either Lydia or Caleb, or both. Lydia had to flee her hometown and her family because the Bishop believed his brother over her and shunned her. She moved away to run a gift store own...
  • Tiffany Hall
    2018-02-04
    Love By The NumbersLaura V. Hilton always does an amazing job of pulling the reader in and she has done it again in her latest book, Love By The Numbers. Fleeing for her safety and her reputation, Lydia Hershberger, comes to Jamestown to take care of her Aunt and Uncle's store while they are on a mission trip. Little does she know that her aunt and her best friend have a little matchmaking plan in store for Lydia and Caleb, the young man they bro...
  • Crystal Scott
    2018-02-21
    Amish Fiction is one of my favorite genres and Laura V. Hilton is one of my favorite Amish Fiction Authors. Her books are written beautifully and reel you in. Love by the Numbers is Laura's newest book and is one that you will find yourself reading until way past your bedtime. After a tragic buggy accident that claimed her husband's life, Lydia Hershberger is invited to Jamesport to manage her Mennonite aunt's gift store while her aunt and uncle...
  • Lenoire
    2018-02-15
    A tragic accident claims the life of Lydia's fiancee and with a secret threatening her home life, Lydia flees to Jamesport, Missouri to help manage her aunt's gift store. However, Lydia receives math induced headaches, so she is excited to learn that her aunt hired an accountant to help her with the daily accounting. When Caleb Bontrager enters the shop to help with the bookkeeping, both parties are shocked by each other's presence. Caleb is smit...