I can't rate this one among my favorites but it is not due to anything lacking on the part of the author. I love Amish stories because they are clearly a people set apart and different from us many "Englishers" these days. I'm not fond of the more historical Amish novels simply because there isn't the technology and automobile differences to contend with in them. However, I did like the character development of this book and thought it was a terrific story. I'm in the midst of book two now! Definitely worth the time and is a good read!
I loved this book and could hardly put it down. The plot and character interaction was fabulous. I can't wait to read the next book! Rachel was such a wonderful character! BJ Hoff is such a great author!
I truly enjoyed this book. The story was so well written that it was an effort to stop reading at any time. I had checked this book out from the library, but I know that I will purchase it in the future for it is a "keeper."