Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 08:58 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:09
Review by Ariel* for The Librarian's Bookshelf
Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever?
Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm.
After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life.
Can Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture— a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love.
I liked this book a lot! It was a little confusing at first, with all the different characters and random point of view changes. Despite the fact that the description only focuses on Sylvia and Aaron, all of the Ada's House characters have a chapter from their POV at some point or another. I don't think it's necessary to have read the other two books first, as I didn't, but it was still a little confusing. Thankfully the book has a guide to how all the characters are related in the back :) One thing that did bother me was how dramatic the whole family situation was with Sylvia. I felt it was a little over the top and unrealistic for an Amish family. However, I did enjoy this book and spend right through it!
Release Date: August 9, 2001
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Genre: Christian Romance
Series: Ada'a House Novel #3
* I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program. I was not required to post a positive review, simply an honest one.