When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere.
Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow -- and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish -- in search of answers.
A profound story that will reach beyond the pages and wrap itself around your heart. Lewis is a master storyteller and she has taken readers back to that magical place of her imagination, Hickory Hollow. I still feel the peace of the community settled over me. I love how the author manages to evoke 'memories' in my mind. I become so immersed in the story that I am convinced I know the people and places I am reading about.
Lewis moved me to tears at the end. Good tears -- joyful ones full of hope and the thrill of God's majesty. Jodi's journey touched me in a compelling way. A story revolving around a complex struggle that gradually simplifies as she is drawn closer to one special Amish family. There is such tenderness and care in the writing. And divine truths abound amidst two intriguing romances. Simply a brilliant read.
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