Miriam Raber enjoys life in her Old Order Amish community, and she is hopeful that Saul Fisher will propose to her soon. But when Saul starts talking about leaving the only world either of them has ever known, Miriam imagines what her life might look like as an Englischer. One thing she knows for certain, she loves Saul and feels he’s the one God has chosen for her. But Saul’s indecision has come at an inconvenient time as Miriam is noticing advances from Jesse Dienner, a man she went to school with, who is committed to marry and live his life in the Old Order community.
Complicating matters is the arrival of Miriam’s cousin, Madison, a worldly Englisch girl sent to live with Miriam’s family following trouble back home.
Who will Miriam choose a life with, and who will choose to stay in the Old Order Amish community?
As you have probably noticed, I have been reading more and more Amish fiction. There is a reason for this, it is good!! So far all the books that I have read have been extremely enjoyable and this was definitely one of them.
I know that this is a series book and I have not read the other books before this, but it was still great. I didn’t feel lost and the characters were very much alive to me.
I like the fact that some of the situations that Miriam was going through any woman can experience. How many times in our lives have we been in relationships and either our partner wants us to change to suit their whims, they need to choose not to change themselves, or you walk away from each other. Miriam goes through this exact situation. Its hard when you have to make such a life altering decision. And it should never be taken lightly.
Not only do we see this dilemma that Miriam is going through, but several other family dynamics that cause friction as well.
This was a well written book and I will be definitely getting the earlier books in the series.