They’ve been best friends for years, but as high school ends, Zane Beck can’t help but look at his Amish neighbor, Lila Lehman, with different eyes. Her controlling father sees only one future for Lila, though, and arranges for her to be courted by an upstanding young Amish man. When Zane sees the two together, his plans for the future crumble, and he impulsively enlists in the Army, following in his father’s footsteps.
However, the passing of years and the distance between them isn’t enough to halt their now hidden feelings for each other. If being together used to be difficult, it’s now impossible, especially with the Amish opposed to war. Zane’s service takes a dramatic turn when he’s sent to Afghanistan. Being on the front line and the reality of taking a life has him questioning whether he can continue to serve or not. But all choices have consequences–both his and hers. With Lila preparing to marry another, will these one-time sweethearts ever find the life together that they both still long for?
I’ve liked the interaction between the Beck (an English family) and Lehman (Amish family) since the first book in this series.
In this book the author focuses on Lila and Zane as they explore the feelings they have for each other. There are challenges to this as Tim Lehman wants something and someone else for his daughter, Lila!
Lila’s Mennonite grandparents added an element to the story with their charm, that was enjoyable to read.
Actually, I have liked all of the character’s in this series.
From the peaceful Amish community to Afghanistan, Ms. Gould introduces her readers to new characters and keeps you engaged from beginning to end of this book.
I definitely am looking forward to reading the third installment in the series. I want to find out what happens to the wonderful characters that I’ve come to care about.
If you haven’t read the first book, there’s enough backstory to acquaint yourselves with what’s going on.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest opinion, which I have given.