About The Book:
A Compelling Story of Friendship
Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can’t help comparing Gloria’s engaging young parents to her own.
Leona’s cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria’s older brother expresses his fondness for Leona–it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other’s families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona’s pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.
When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona’s fiancé, the deacon’s son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2016
This is an awesome Amish story told by one of the best Amish writers I have come across. She is absolutely my favorite author of all time.
I am absolutely a huge fan of Amish Books. Any that I can get my hands on I’ll read. Now granted, not all of them are created equal. That’s where Beverly Lewis comes in at. She has written the best books in this genre that I have read.
This is a beautifully written story, where there is romance, friendship, and choices to be made. A story of a young woman’s lust. A lust for the other side of the fence. This is a book about faith (which Beverly displays in all of her books) and forgiveness, obedience, and trust. Family, and of course romance .
This book does not disappoint. It is well worth the read. But be warned , once you start reading you won’t want to put it down. You’ll find yourself wanting to get back to it every chance you get. It’s a winner. As I have found all of Beverly Lewis’ books to be. An excellent author and writer.
Disclaimer: I received this book through Net Galley and Bethany House Publishing