If you love Amish fiction, this book will definitely be worth the read! This book was particularly interesting to me, because I happen to live in One of the towns mentioned in the book, and have taken the same train ride that Emma and James took.It was a great follow-up to A Widow's Hope, and I can't wait for the next installment in the series!! Mary Ellis is definitely one of my favorites.
Those who love Amish fiction are going to love this book; however, those who are looking for something that sets this series apart from other Amish fiction arent going to find it. Its the classic story of an Amish girl struggling between keeping her faith and getting baptized and leaving home to face shunning. I was a little surprised by some of the modern conveniences that these Amish folks have. The Amish in my area dont have refrigerators in their homes. All that said, Mary Ellis is a talented writer and she has the ability to weave a compelling story. I know there are heaps of readers out there who cant get enough bonnet fiction, so I know this book will be wildly popular in those circles. Id give the author 5 stars for writing skills and 3 stars for originality. Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Mary Ellis publicist for review purposes.
I am a huge Amish fiction reader. I recently purchased series one and two of the Miller series books by Mary Ellis. I can tell after reading both books that she is now one of my favorite authors. Her books are very real. In the 2nd book Never Far from home she leads you through the struggles of Hannah. Hannah is a sheep farmer which I love. She does fall in love and marries. Towards the end of the book Hannah conceives. I am very anxious to see if she has a healthy baby in the next book. The other main character Ella struggles with her own issues of following her heart and being devout to her religion. She goes through her rumspringa and finds she does not like the English world so much although she falls in love with an English young man. It is very interesting to read the Amish ways. I get lost in the world of Amish when I read Mary Elliss books. These books are both must read books and I cant wait until the next release in July.
This was a very good book and it kept you on the edge of your seat; trying to guess wich way Emma will go. You long for Hannah to get pregant and you feel her pain and sadness and then you rejoice to find out she pregant. We all take risk in our lives and so work and other fail but we all need to experience this in order to rely on God's word. I recommend this to everyone.
So many Amish stories between an Enghlisher and Amish lovers are about the same but this one is different. I am anxious for the next book to see how this turns out for these lovers and how Hannah makes out with her pregnency.