The Journey is book one in author Wanda Brunstetters series Kentucky Brothers. It is a 386 page paperback book. This is a spin-off of her Daughters of Lancaster County series. Some of the characters and things discussed will be familiar if you have read that series. If you haven't, you can still read this book without any problems.
This is the tale of Titus Fisher, a 22 year-old Amish man who still lives with his parents in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Timothy is his twin brother. Titus is broken hearted when girlfriend, Phoebe, decides to live among the Englisch and move to California. An opportunity is presented to him to move to the Amish community in Kentucky and he takes it. A change of scenery might help his broken heart.
In Kentucky Titus meets Suzanne. She looks almost identical to Phoebe, the girl he came to Kentucky to forget. Most Amish women her age are already married and know how to clean, cook, sew, and yard care of a house. Not Suzanne. At twenty two she would rather be outside than inside doing woman's work. She lives at home, has never had a boyfriend, and has settled into being single.
I enjoyed this emotionally charged story. It is one of my favorites that author Brunstetter has written. The characters are well defined and likable. They hurt and rejoice like everyone does. It doesn't take long to get invested in this book. There is humor, romance, hope, heartache, redemption, encouragement, and inspiration. It discusses friend and family relations, and it broaches the subject of not fitting in the normal mold.
The author has a way of transporting me to the Amish Community for a few days. The characters become friends and I want to learn what is going on in their lives. I love her use of Pennsylvania Dutch mixed into the dialogue. She has a pleasant writing style.
I would highly recommend this book. It gets a 5 star rating from me.
A 5-star, must read story written by Wanda. I honestly felt like I was living my life right along with the characters. A heartfelt story that will be sure to capture you. You won't be able to put "The Journey" down. Looking forward to starting the next book in The Kentucky Brothers Series - The Healing. Well done Wanda. Well done
I can't begin to say enough about Wanda Brunstetter, she is a fantastic writer, I just finished the Kentucky Bothers series and had a hard time putting the book down. I read all 3 books in 3 days! That says enough right there! Would definately recommend her writings!
This is another great book by Wanda Brunstetter - it had a great message and I like when after you finish the book the story about the main characters is complete. It left room to want to begin reading books #2. I will certainly pass it on to my sister to read.