Twelve months ago, David Stoltzfus left the Amish community in Paradise, Pennsylvania—and encouraged his siblings to follow—after their father became overly stern and even abusive with them. Escaping to a new life in the Englisch world was the only way to keep one another safe. But it was not without sacrifice. When David left his father’s house and community, he also left behind Lavina Zook, the woman he planned to wed.
Lavina hasn’t forgiven David for abandoning her, but when David’s father is diagnosed with cancer, she believes she might be the only one to lure him back to make peace . . . before it’s too late. Still, forgiveness isn’t easy. Even if she can get David to return, she’s not sure he will forgive his father. And she’s not sure she can forgive David, either
I liked the characters in this book. I liked the interaction of the Amish and Englisch. The relationships were real and didn’t seem forced. The Stoltzfus and Zook families were at the center of this first book in the series and their storylines were well written.
Lives are changed when David and his brothers leave their family and community. Not for only them, but for the ones they left behind.
I look forward to the next book in the series to find out what’s in store for the characters.
Ms. Cameron has written a story of love, forgiveness and faith. I think that this book will be enjoyed by readers of both Amish and Christian fiction fans.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion.