Levi's Will Author:W. Dale Cramer Will flees his Old Order community at the age of 19, leaving behind a pregnant girlfriend and all things Amish. He begins a new life, joining the army and later marrying and having two sons of his own. But his new life, and his new family, are tainted by the hidden sins of his past. Hoping to patch things up with his father,Will finally takes hi... more »s new family to meet the old one. But his father rejects him. Determined,Will spends years working to regain his fathers respect. But Wills own sons may pay the price. Or can Will learn that love, not work, will heal the past and give hope to his familys future?« less
I LOVED this book. It's a waonderful tale about a man excommunicated from his strict Amish upbringing and his lifelong attempt to get back in his father's good graces. At the same time he slowly realizes that his relationship with his father has reached further than he thought and has left a possibly irreversible mark on his relationship with is own son.
Levi's Will is an incredible book about a young man who runs away from his responsibility and the consequences. Unfortunately, he carries away with him, guilt, bitterness and deception.
Amish life is nicely represented reminding us that these people are human beings with real lives. This book is not your typical romantic Amish story. It is honest and extremely well written. Truly worth reading.
The story of Will - shunned from his Amish family when he chose to run away - is a very good story. I enjoyed the characters and direction the story took. However .... The STYLE of the story was difficult for me to follow. Each chapter jumped between Will's memories of his past, then back to his present day. I guess it bounced back and forth too often for my preference.
But the story itself is reflective, shows regrets, but most importantly, redemption.
Would recommend if you do not get confused jumping back and forth in time!