Genres: Amish & Mennonite
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have waited so long for another book in the Daughters of the Promise series!
Beth Wiseman is such a fantastic writer and this particular series is one of my favorites. I enjoy getting to go back and see characters I’ve met in passing or read about before.
If you’re looking for a great book series in the Amish genre I would recommend this one for sure.
Anna’s parents died in a car accident and she is being raised by her grandparents. They’ve always provided her with a stable home but she longs for love—a near impossible feat since everyone is afraid of her grandfather who happens to be the bishop. Sure, they have loved her but she longs for a family of her own, children and a husband.
Jacob is determined to win her affections though and is determined to earn her grandfather’s trust; despite a poor first impression. Unfortunately it seems that everything he does backfires and diminishes his standing with the bishop even more.
This book was really good and it had some serious moments, light-hearted moments, a bit of romance and even some laughs along the way. I love a book that includes a range of emotions, reactions and situations because it is much more realistic.
I was very interested in the inclusion of Lucy from a previous book. Lucy is an English woman who had a child by a married Amish-man. Ivan ended up being killed in an accident and his wife moved on with someone else while Lucy is pretty much ostracized as the scandalous harlot by her own mother and those around her. I’m interested in knowing if her storyline will be explored further in future books because I would love to see her come full circle as a daughter of the promise. I want to know how things conclude with her mother’s issues and her making friends with the bishop’s wife.
I will definitely be reading more from this author and I’m really hoping she continues to write more in this series.
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Beth Wiseman is hailed as a top voice in Amish fiction. She is a Carol Award winner and author of numerous bestsellers including the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. She and her family live in Texas.
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