If you are looking for a one of a kind story then look no further. Amish Faith is a heartbreaking tale of one mother’s love for her unborn child and just how far she is willing to go to save her baby. It is beautifully written with a clear message of love and loyalty. Sounds like the makings of a real tear jerker, huh?
I think everyone needs a person in their lives like the characters from this book. A friend who will stick by you. A friend who loves you unconditionally and if you drift apart, somehow they are always in the back of your mind. What a wonderfully emotional story Sarah Price has told of the beautiful friendship between two little girls that goes much deeper than playing with dolls and dressing up. Two different girls, one Amish and one Mennonite, who despite their differences, formed a bond that will last a lifetime. A bond that will test the limits of a young woman who is determined to keep a promise even if that means giving up everything she has ever known.
I am not a crier but there was just something so compelling about this book that I was forced to sob a few times. Beware…tears will be shed…sad tears, happy tears…I warned you so make sure you have your hanky on hand!
I have come to the conclusion that Shelley Shepard Gray’s book’s are like a bag of Lay’s Potato Chips. You can never eat just one chip and you can never read just one of her books. Really, go ahead and try to stop after reading one! As soon as I finished Daybreak I immediately started thinking about the next book. See what I mean? Ray of Light is the second book in The Days of Redemption series. We find ourselves back in the seemly idyllic lives of the Keim family. If you read Daybreak then you know this reality is really not so. Roman Keim needs to escape the family drama which lands him in sunny Pinecraft, Florida. Roman keeps to himself and tends to be on the quiet side but being in Florida brings out a side of himself that even he is surprised about. He finds a sense of courage that he probably never knew existed until he left Berlin. Courage that led him to Amanda Yoder and her adorable little girl Regina. He feels a strong connection to Amanda and he thinks she may like him too. Perhaps a romance is on the horizon or is Roman putting the cart before the horse? They do live miles apart from each other and distance is not the only factor that could threaten their budding relationship. You didn’t expect love to be an easy bridge to cross, did you?
I always feel like I should thank the author after I read their work, especially if the book is as good as this one is. Ray of Light will not only capture your attention but your heart as well and for that Shelley Shepard Gray I am thankful. Kudos to you for writing another wonderful book and for your ability to always keep me coming back for another “chip.”
This book was provided to me from HarperCollins Publishers for review purposes.
As soon as I neared the end of this book I intentionally started reading very slowly. I wanted to stay with the characters for as long as I could. Their love story is beautiful, emotional, and raw. Plain Change is the most romantic Amish fiction book that I have ever read, hands down. I fell in love with these unique characters in Plain Fame only to fall deeper down the rabbit hole with this book. Why can’t I stop thinking about Amanda and Alejandro? Things are heating up between our unlikely lovebirds and that’s all I am going to say! Sarah Price has written a book that will consume your every thought and literally sweep you up into the most endearing love story. I read Plain Change last weekend and I already want to read it again just to make sure that I didn’t miss something! Usually I don’t reread books until months or even years later. Not so with this one.I will immerse myself back into a truly charming and delightful book in the not so distant future. The bar has been set with this book and let me tell you it is high. Plain Change is not to be taken lightly so prepare yourself and hold on tight for the journey of Amanda and Alejandro has only just begun….
The Home to Hickory Hollow series keeps getting better with each book. I thought The Bridesmaid was my favorite, but I am going to scratch that and say that The Guardian has now taken over that spot! Beverly Lewis once again charms readers with her ability to spin a story that will leave everyone very happy with their return to visit to Hickory Hollow. I knew immediately that this book was going to be good because the opening chapter made me breathless and gave me a bout of anxiety! The Guardian centers on a very special little Amish girl Sarah Esh, who falls from the family buggy one night leaving her mother totally unaware. Being a Mama Bear, I could not imagine what I would do if I were in Maryanna’s shoes. I shudder to think. As I was reading I felt like I was watching a movie…..a really well acted movie. The characters give emotional and raw performances that are Oscar worthy. Every character adds something special to the book and their stories weave together in perfect harmony. Well, maybe not such perfect harmony….there is a certain parrot that really gets Maryanna Esh’s temper flaring! I enjoyed every minute of this book and know without a doubt you will too.
This book was provided to me from Bethany House Publishers for review purposes.