Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Home All Along by Beth Wiseman ~ Book Tour and Review

Publisher's Description:
Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?

My Thoughts:
This is book 3 in the "An Amish Secrets Novel".  I reviewed book 1 here.  I didn't read book 2 but I didn't feel lost at all in the 3rd book continuiing Charlotte's story.  I really like the author's portrayal of real life tough stuff  in this series and especially this book.  This was not a fluffy Amish romance.  Though there was a love story involved, there were some strong story lines of life's crisis' and hard decisions both from an "Englisher" perspective and an Amish perspective wrapped around Charlotte and Daniel's love story.  I like that the author took these head on without trying to downplay them or the struggles with faith that they bring.  The characters had to really work through the issues and I thought she did this well from both perspectives.  Though not an action filled book it really drew me with the characters, their journeys, the honesty of emotions and where God fits into it all.  Nice finish to the series.   I already bought book 2 and will read that later in the year.   I know, out of order but I want to see what the second adds.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions were my own and I wasn't required to write a positive review.


Michele Morin said...

I haven't read any Amish fiction for ages. I just love the peek we get into their world when we read books based in that setting.

Faith said...

I used to read Amish fiction (and some non fiction) many years ago....and for a very long time. But then I started feeling like the stories were all the same so I stopped. Of course, we live very near to Amish country....there is a big presence of them in the central part of NYS. I often stop at one of their stores to buy my eggs, corn, and baked goods.