About the book:
Gregarious Rose Lehman, who’s always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop’s son, Reuben Byler–until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose’s sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.
When her sister Lila’s buggy is rear-ended and Lila is horribly injured, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she’s ever experienced. Everyone is so concerned about Lila that no one realizes Rose is sneaking out with Trevor. Except for Reuben. But in his usual passive way, he doesn’t confront her, nor does he address the situation with her Dat or anyone else in the district. Rose appreciates Reuben’s discretion, but she also resents it. Part of her relishes the freedom she’s found with Trevor, but the other part of her wishes Reuben would “fight” for her, as much as any Amish man would. Too late, she realizes the foolish choice she’s made. Has she ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn’t seen yet? (
My review (5-stars)
Leslie Gould truly wowed me in this book.
I’ve loved this series and have been impressed with both the strong character development and the fantastic storyline.
The Lehman and Beck families have quite a history as neighbors and friends. In this book, the twists and turns kept me reading as fast as I could.
The only character that I didn’t like and found irksome was Trevor. Rose was really no match for him and should have stayed focus on her relationship with Reuben. My heart went out to Reuben! He’d been put through wringer with the Lehman sisters. Speaking of the sisters, poor Lila has quite a storyline, as she recovers from an accident and Zane is trying to learn how the Amish handle certain things in comparison to the English his old English ways.
Although this is the end of this series, you’ll remember the Neighbors of Lancaster County for a long time.
I would recommend reading the series in order because you’ll be missing out on the history of these amazing characters otherwise.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.