Marianna Sommer is still in Montana helping her family, at least that's what she says. She is really trying to figure out where she belongs, in Indiana with Aaron Zook or in Montana with Ben. Ben, an Englischer, has led her to believe differently about God but she still plans to stay Amish. Things get even more complicated when Aaron shows up in Montana unexpectedly. Marianna finds out by hearing than an Amish man was in an accident and is hurt in the hospital, his name is Aaron Zook and he's from Indianna.
Marianna's dad gets him out of the hospital and Aaron is now staying with them, his leg is in a cast and he won't be able to walk for several weeks, and taking her bedroom. Now she has both of the men she thinks she loves in the same town and finds her heart changing daily, if not more often.
Who will Marianna end up with? She feels like she really does love Ben but unless he becomes Amish it will be impossible to marry him. Then there's the days she feels that connection with Aaron that can't be broken and she's known him her whole life and has always planned on marrying him.
Tricia did a really good job keeping me in suspense on this one, and I have a feeling with the book ending as it did that things may change in the third book, "Beyond Hope's Valley". Way to leave us hanging! Anyone that likes Amish Fiction should read this series, I think you would really enjoy it.
I love the convenience of reading books on my i-pad and Christian Books.com has a great selection. One issue is e-book pages with one sentence or a few words, on my i-pad, are difficult to read as they do not become focused. When a page is to turn to a one sentence (or a few words) page the page is automatically skipped going to the next full-worded page.
I am actually glad I waited for awhile to read this series. Wanna know why? Because then the rest of the series had already been released and I didn't have to wait for months to find out how Marianna's story would go.
From the description of the wonders of Montana to the tiny little details of Aaron's cabin, Ms. Goyer has a knack for painting a masterpiece with the brush of her written words.
This book takes the wonderful Amish theme, picks it up, and sets it down in a great new place filled with all sorts of colorful characters and a love story that will capture your heart.
If you enjoy Amish themed stories, this one is not to be missed.
Blending faith, suspense, and romance, book two in the Lancaster County series is a book you will not be able to put down until your read the last word on the final page. Along Wooded Paths poignantly reminds its readers that though they may stray from their heavenly Father, if they are truly His child they are never out of His reach. I look forward to book three with great anticipation.