Gould Offers a New Amish Series in Idyllic Lancaster County
At age twenty, Jessica Bachman left her two beloved sisters and her Amish community after clashing with the new bishop about her role in the family and the future of their farm. She tried to convince Silas Kemp, who’d been courting her for two years, to join her, but when he said no, she fled anyway.
Three years later, she returns home for the first time since leaving Lancaster to attend her father’s funeral. Her arrival back revives all sorts of emotions–yearnings and sorrows alike. Jessica knows things will never return to how they were. But in seeing Silas again, she can’t help but wonder what might have been.
Struggling to decide where her next step should take her, she learns the story of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor that echoes her own choices. Will Jessica leave her family and community forever, or is there peace and healing and love yet to come?
LOVED this book! I don’t read Amish-centered novels very often but this one is so good! A story within a story we find out so much about the women in the Bachmann family. There is a lot of characters but it doesn’t make you get lost with the story. It is very easy to read and has such a perfect story! I love how it intertwines the present and the past. Jessica Bachmann (the main leading lady) has been through so much and she is so strong! Stronger than I would be in her situation. We learn so much about her and her family through the two stories and it is such a fantastic read!
This author is such a fantastic writer! She knows how to take you on a wild ride while keeping you guessing! I kept trying to guess what would happen next and I kept guessing it wrong! She really knows how to keep you on your toes! Loved this book and I would totally recommend it!!!!