What an awesome novel == I had never read any by this author but look forward to her next book " Wanted".We live in an area where there are many small Amish communities therefore have many, many wonderful friends. They are like family to us, so I enjoy any novel written about these "special folks" I rate this a 5 plus.
I must have read every Amish themed book out there and read several books a week. However, while reading this book, I was very distracted by the absence of editing! My heritage is totally Pennsylvania Dutch and I can assure you, we do not speak with a Scottish accent. What kind of vehicle did Beverly Lowrey drive? You have three choices within 5 pages. I will give it one more try and have pre-ordered Wanted. I also found character development very limited and felt like I was "coming in" on the middle of a story about Anna's relationship with Katie and Henry.
This is an Amish story with a difference. Even though I am also an Anabaptist (Old German Baptist Brethren) I do not always enjoy/feel the published Amish stories are "realistic," This one was. I highly recommend this book and will read the next one.
'Hidden' was a well written book which combined the Amish and English ways with great taste.In this turbulent world of ours many people would probably love to escape to something simpler. Would it be easy? Of course not but we can always dream can't we?