This was one of my Christmas presents. Bradley’s mum, Heather gave this to me. I love it when someone else buys me a novel – mainly because I have a bad habit of picking out the same genre/author whenever I buy one for myself.
I’ll admit that I have never known much about the Amish. When I was really young I once watched a Hey Arthur (lol) episode where they briefly mentioned the Amish culture. But that’s pretty much as far as my knowledge of them went, so I was definitely intrigued when I first saw this book.
I started reading the first chapter (I have a rule of reading at least six chapters before deciding whether to proceed with a book or let it go), and I immediately knew that I was going to love the book.
By the end of the first page I was already drawn into the story-line and that’s how you know it’s great novel.
Leslie Gould’s writing reminds me of Francine Rivers. She has the ability to tell a story with a powerful voice. She created each character so carefully that it felt I had known them my whole life. I actually fell deeply in love with one of them (oops).
It’s a beautiful, inspiring and wonderful story of faith and friendship that will have me day-dreaming for the next couple of weeks, I’m sure.
If you’re a romance reader and you’re looking for a love story to take you away from your day-to-day, this is your baby.