I havent said anything about the antagonist in this series, but I cant keep quiet any longer! Oh boy, does Rachel find ways to cause trouble!
If I am to be honest, I will have to admit I am ready to contact Jerry and ask if he has actually known someone like Rachel who is (or was) Amish. This character is so nasty! She is deceitful, vindictive, hateful, willful, judgmental, manipulative well, I think you get the idea.
We get just an idea of how hateful she is in the first book; in the second much more of her characteristics come out. The third book shows how much hurt she causes her immediate family, as well as those in her community and in Wheat Ridge.
This character was so entirely unexpected, I kept looking for her to come under conviction and have a change of heart, to confess her sins but it never happened. However, I will say that I was pretty satisfied with the ending of the book.
I cried with them, I fretted with them, and I rejoiced with them. Great trilogy, Jerry!
This book kept me wondering what Rebecca's Choice would be right up to the end, even though I knew she was devout in her religion, because love sometimes pulls at our heartstrings much harder than we think it will. It also affects our decisions in ways we don't think it possibly can. Very well written and a joy to read, leaving me very happy with Rebecca's Choice!
Jerry Eicher is becoming one of my favorite authors!!