Series: Seasons of Grace #2
Published by Bethany House on September 1st 2009
Genres: Fiction, Amish & Mennonite, Christian, General, Religious
A Painful Absence, a Desperate Heart... Is It Too Late to Find Lettie Byler?
Grace Byler longs to uncover the secret that drove her mother to leave the family weeks ago. When all hopes are dashed for such a search, an unlikely friendship leads to a surprising invitation. Meanwhile, the young Amishman Grace thought was courting her best friend takes a sudden interest in her, and Grace's decision to remain single is challenged even as her determination to find her mother grows.
The Heart-Warming Sequel From New York Times Best-Selling Author Beverly Lewis
The Missing is part two in the Seasons of Grace trilogy and picks up where “The Secret” left off. Lettie Byler has left her family to search for the baby she gave up as a young girl and her family has no idea where she is or why she has left. Only her parents know of Lettie’s secret and they are trying their best to keep her family from finding out.
I found that this book seemed to have a better flow to it than the first and I got through it much faster. Perhaps because it seemed a better time for Heather’s story to unfold. I felt her character had been introduced entirely too early in the first book and it made the story too predictable.
This second installment continues to follow Heather through her battle with cancer, her dad’s uncertainty and worry…life in general for a family in the midst of a trial. Along the way we also see the continued struggles of Grace’s family as they try to come to terms with their mother leaving them
I am looking forward to the next book. I’m curious to see if Judah can forgive Lettie for keeping a secret from him for years and to see if Heather recovers. I am also curious to see how Grace and her family comes to terms with their mother’s indiscretion. I will admit…I’m also a little curious to see if Grace finds love in the midst of chaos. Call me a hopeless romantic!!!