About the book:
A letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay.
Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don’t go as planned, Roman’s prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn’t plan to stay for long.
Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her small community of Birch Creek. Though some may call her unconventional–strange, even–Leanna is happy. Her unique outlook on life has meant she’s never had many suitors pursuing courtship, which Leanna doesn’t mind. She is content being single.
But when Roman and Leanna find themselves working together again, everything changes. Though neither fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other. The question remains: will this strengthening bond be enough to make Roman stay for good?
My review (5-stars)
This book is so easy to love! I really enjoyed the first book, Written In Love, but this one was my favorite of the two.
That’s in large part because I loved Leanna. I was drawn to her immediately and could easily imagine her skating to and from work and greeting her neighbors along the way. I liked that she works in a typically male dominated profession and is not too concerned with her lack of domestic skills. I think it is her confidence that I find appealing.
I was so happy to catch up with Phoebe and Jalon. Actually, we catch up with many characters in Birch Creek, which I loved since I’ve grown so fond of them. Of course there has to be conflict to make things interesting. Leanna is the subject of gossip within the community which creates all sorts of problems for not only her, but her friends as well.
When Roman returns home things become interesting and complicated. I found myself liking him much more than I expected to once I saw that he has a good heart and good intentions.
There are storylines in this book that will make you experience different emotions and that will make you realize that Kathleen Fuller is not only a terrific story-teller, but she creates unforgettable characters I’m already looking forward to the third book in the series.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.