I was looking forward to reading another book set in Amish country, why this setting has been speaking out to m so much lately I'm not sure. I don't know if it's the fascination of their way of life, the things they do without that the rest of us would simply never think we could do without. Maybe it's the way their faith really comes out, makes me question my faith, whether I'm doing all I should be as a Christian. Or maybe it's the inevitable 'amish' recipes that are always in the back of these books? *Smile* I'm not sure but I'm going to keep reading.
If you want to read a simple, uplifting story, this is it. Follow Carley as she struggles with issues from her own life as she struggles with recent events in her life. As she adjusts to living with Lillian in Amish country, just doing without the everyday things one is used to. To being caught in the middle when Lillian's stepson becomes gravely ill. To learning to live her life again once she returns home. The author has such a way with her words, I could picture myself driving up to that big beautiful farm house, I could smell the homemade bread Carly went on and on about, or hear the cows mooing in the field outside!
As I mentioned I had read some previous books set in Amish country, but it was nice that the author included a small glossary of Amish 'words' in the front of the book for any reader who wanted to verify them.
I absolutely loved this book!! Be warned, it is part of a series and this is the second one, normally I don't like to read them out of order. I don't think this affected any of the story in this one and I plan to look for the others at my library!