About The Author: Prior to writing novels, Serena Miller wrote for many periodicals, including Woman’s World, Guideposts, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Focus on the Family, Christian Woman, and The Detroit Free Press Magazine. She has spent many years partnering with her husband in full-time ministry and lives on a farm in southern Ohio near a thriving Amish community.
My Thoughts About The Book: I am a huge fan of Amish life stories. This one was a wonderful, if not a bit unusual read. It was definitely different from other Amish fiction I've read because it was more focused on the Old Order Amish and many of the main characters were "Englischers." It had an interesting mystery subplot threaded into the main plot that really held the reader's attention. This story was well written and very realistic. As the grandmother of two Downs Syndrome grandchildren I loved the introduction of this subject into the Amish world. I did see several characteristics that I felt would be way to difficult for someone with Anna's mental capabilities. Overall the story was very good. I read the book in one sitting from front to back. I just could not put this sweet romance down. In this book the themes of pride, restoration, and forgiveness were dealt with expertly. I would recommend this book to anyone who love Amish stories.
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