She looked once more at the dreaded river. Since Anna's death, it had been such a barrier . . . a place and a moment she could not seem to move past.
A line I can't move beyond...
Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.
Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?
Fascinating study of a fractured Amish family as they struggle to overcome past hurts. Tilly and Ruth are on the outside looking in, yearning for a close relationship with their parents and siblings without giving up their lives as Englishers. It's a delicate balance that few manage to achieve. Every member of the family reacts to the young women differently. Kindness and condemnation make their homecoming an emotional one.
Tilly has the most difficult time and I championed her from the very beginning. A tenuous relationship with her father continues to decline and culminates in an astonishing revelation. The author figuratively hit me over the head with a two-by-four. I'm still reeling. A spellbinding tale about family and faith and second chances.
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