A great book! Can't wait for the next one. This is the first book I've read by BJ Hoff, and I was very impressed with the intricacies of her story. I was drawn in with the characters and the plot from the very beginning. I've long been a fan of Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter and highly recommend this book to others who enjoy their writing. In fact, I can't quite identify it, but there is even an extra level of interest to this story that sets it apart from some of the others I've read.
I couldn't put this book down as it was so different from most of the Amish books I read and enjoy. Rachel is still grieving the death of her young husband and the drastic arrival of the wounded captain not only turns her world upside down but the whole tight knit Amish community as well. A wonderful read and I can't wait for the next book!
This is a very inviting book to read. The life of Rachel, her family and the impact it has on their life by inviting an "Englischer" into the home. Asa and Jeremial Gant are part of the Underground Railroad. Their lives are endangered by it and now Rachel's people are under attack too. Later on Gant falls in love with Racheal, which forbidden by the Plain People. Will the bishop and the Plain people accept him? This book leaves you hanging and wanting to read book 2, when it is available.