Anna's grandfather seems determined to ruin her Rumspringa . . . and any hopes she has of finding a husband.
Anna Byler should be enjoying her Rumspringa as allowed by her faith. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather—the bishop—the available suitors in town are afraid to court her. Even Anna’s grandmother is keeping a big secret from Anna’s grandfather in an effort to keep the peace. Under her grandfather’s oppressive watch, Anna begins to feel her faith slipping and wonders if God has forsaken her.
Jacob Hostetler and his family have relocated to Lancaster County following a family tragedy in Ohio. As his family struggles to rebuild their lives, Jacob is forced to act as head of the household when his father is unable to cope with recent events. It’s been a long time since Jacob has felt any joy. Until he meets Anna Byler. But will Anna’s grandfather succeed at keeping them apart? And can Jacob put the past behind him and open his heart?
|About the Contributor(s)||Beth Wiseman
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
|Release Date||Nov 12, 2013|
|Series||A Daughters of the Promise Novel|
- Review by Barbara
The book is the story of four women, three Amish and one Englisch. All four women are facing problems within themselves either by tragedy, marital, non-acceptance, or love. The road by which each finds peace is varied, but also connected with each other. This was not just a book about the Amish and their beliefs, although that played a part in each case. I found that this book brought to light that religious laws cannot always be so strict. Care must be taken to apply church law to each individual case. It was interesting to see how each woman found the solution to her problems. I would recommend this book and would like to read each one in the series.
I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest review from Thomas Nelson Inc. and BookLook.com.
You can read this review on my blog at http://wp.me/p2pjIt-8H, and on GoodReads.com at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/757488742 and on Amazon.com t http://www.amazon.com/review/R6MXDL8BDEKXH.
(Posted on 1/29/15)
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