A deep story, touching on emotionally difficult topics, (the effects of war on people, disability, loss of self-esteem) yet skillfully done. It isn't an easy read, but I raced back to it whenever I had a few minutes. It brought me to tears and laughter. It isn't your typical fluffy Amish story, but much more serious then a lot of the Amish fiction available. I really enjoyed it!
This book is definitely a page turner!! Jenny, the main character is a war correspondent, who is injured in her line of duty- working with children in a war zone. She is fortunate enough to be about to go to her Amish grandmother's home to recuperate- a temporary time- she thinks!! Little does she realize, Jenny meets a man who she had a crush on as a teenager and has the challenge of bridging the life she has led as an Englisher to an Amish man and life. She also has her injuries to deal with and the recovery does not happen as easily as she had hoped.
I would highly recommend this book to readers of Amish ficition as well as those who like a good mystery. I did NOT want this book to end!!Will Jenny return to her job, or will she stay, settle and marry in the Amish community which she had left behind years before???
This book is a page turner. The storyline is wonderful but comes from a different perspective than I've ever read. BUT not to worry all Amish fiction readers, as I am one, too, this book stays true to the genre. The characters are many dimensional and REAL. You feel their pain, happiness and love. I didn't want it to end. It is excellently written and I highly recommend it. I can't wait for book two.
Barbara has really out done herself, this book is FANTASTIC, I did no want it to end, it really made you feel like you were right there with the characters, if I could give this book 10 stars I would, it is a must read, I can hardly wait for book 2.