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.