On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA, Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents' house...and so much more. After years of neglect and abuse, she's turning to a lifestyle of simplicity among the Amish to find herself.
As she discards the distractions of her former life, she befriends the young boy working on her family's farm and his attractive widowed father, Samuel Stolzfus. Despite Lillian's best efforts to the contrary, her feelings for Samuel -- and his for her -- deepen. Will Lillian find her faith in plain living or will she be forced to return to her former life?
THIS IS MY FIRST 'BONNET' BOOK THOUGH I'VE LONG HELD A FASCINATION FOR THE PLAIN LIVING PRACTISED BY THE AMISH. I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH THAT I READ IT IN ONE SITTING. IT IS A STUNNING NOVEL ABOUT FORGIVENESS AND THE PEACE IT BRINGS.
THE ROMANTIC DEVELOPMENT IS NICELY PACED AND SAMUEL'S STEADFAST FAITH IS A GREAT FOIL TO LILLIAN'S EMOTIONAL CONFUSION. I ENJOYED WATCHING THEIR LOVE GROW IN SPITE OF THEMSELVES.
ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS NOVEL COME TO LIFE. I PARTICULARLY LOVED GRANDPA JONAS, WHO OFTEN HAD ME LAUGHING OUT LOUD. THIS BOOK IS RICH IN DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS -- AND IN HEALING THEM. LILLIAN'S ABILITY TO PUT THE PAST TO REST SO THAT SHE CAN GROW SPIRITUALLY IS INSPIRING. ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD READ.