Fabulous, that's the first thing I must say about this book, but I'll come back to that. I do not know the correct terminology, yet I will try. There is just something about the covers of Avon Inpire books, I have loved every one that I have seen and this is my favorite so far. There is just something about the flat finish, instead of a glossy print that I just adore. Not to mention the road with the Amish sky ahead and the image of the blonde girl with green eyes. (A little curious as to why she did not have the curly hair of our character though...) Now, about the actual story. Anna's live is an interesting one. A girl searching to belong and often as most looking in the wrong places for excitement and affection. (The evil in the book reminds me of the evil in that movie Enough. But this is not a story of how to beat up your evil counterpart. This is a story about strength and growth.)This book is a story about the heart, and about doing things that are right. It brings in the idea of political evil and abuse, but everything bad brought in by the author is handled tactfully and revealed in a respectable manner. This is a fabulous book, and a wonderful romance. I think that one of the things that I like best about this book is that it is a romantic historical Christian fiction about Amish characters, but it is unlike any that I have ever read before.
I really enjoyed this book from the beginning until the end. Her abusive boyfriend was quite scary and I thought the author did a good job with his character. I was also pleased with the portrayal of both sets of parents. The story is quite interesting and I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
I enjoyed this book although I had read the second book in the series unknowingly! I enjoy the Amish series and like the ones who are true to the Amish culture the best! Easy read when you just want something to enjoy at the beach or a rainy day!
The first book in the Sisters of the Heart series ( I know of at least two others).
Nice story. Well written. Believable story line. Begins to bring some of the Amish culture and traditions to light, leaving the door open to expand not only the story line in the next book, but also the Amish community, while at the same time wrapping the story in this book up allowing this book to also be a good read if it stands alone.
I enjoyed this sweet tale about an abused woman seeking shelter with an old Amish friend and finding peace in her mind and heart. Refreshing to read about someone seeking to become Amish. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series.