Wonderful book, as are all of Beverly Lewis's books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one and look forward to the next one in the series. Beverly Lewis is such a gifted author and makes the characters seems so realistic, and at the same time reminds the reader of God's love and compassion. I would highly recommend this book.
Rose Kauffman is finally engaged to Silas Good, but she pines for Nick Franco, the foster son of their neighbor bishop. Nick disappears after the death of his brother - of which he is a suspect, but Rose cannot keep him out of her mind and heart. Engaged to Silas, but loving Nick, can she marry a man she doesn't love? Or will she forever love a man she cannot have?
Hen has returned to her parent's farm to live in their Dawdi Haus with her daughter Mattie. Separated from her husband, Brandon, by mutual agreement; Hen tries to re-establish herself among the People she betrayed. Hoping to maintain her Plain roots and keep her marriage, will she ever be able to accomplish both? Or do Plain and fancy have no middle ground?
The second book in the Rose Trilogy, this was a wonderful continuation of the intriguing story of a Amish family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I don't know how Lewis does it, but she always writes a book that captures your interest and doesn't let go till the end of the novel. I recommend this series to anyone who loves a good novel by this great author.
I love Beverly Lewis as an author. Often Christian fiction depicts the ideal family situation, yet the reader realizes that there are no perfect families simply because we're human. Nonetheless, it is helpful having quality Christian examples we may aim toward. These lovely stories are like passionate messages from the pulpit instructing us how to behave more Christ-like. Yet, the story is always better, because ones interaction with it when reading and their memory of story events later assists in assimilating godly characteristics as observed from the characters into our own behavior as a Christian individual. They are worth ones every minute and nickel.