Updated: Jul 3, 2019
A review submitted by Anne Etim
I always love a good Amish story. This was one of them. I’m not sure what really interests me about Amish stories… it might be their culture, their traditional way of life or even the author’s real experience in the Amish community. Whatever it is, I love some good Amish stories.
This book is a story of family, faith, love and commitment. Three sisters, Frona, Eva and Lily do their best to move forward with life after losing both parents. The three sisters continue working hard while keeping the memories of their parents alive. Frona is the big sister making sure everyone is ok, but with a rigid side like some big sisters.
Eva seems to have it all figured out with her candy shop, and Lily is living with mixed feelings and a secret she cannot share with her sisters. When Lily takes a drastic step of running away, it destabilizes her family. This happens right when Eva’s mind is battling over what looks like a promising relationship.
The relationship scenario gets even better when Lily somehow misplaces Eva’s journal with a photograph in between the pages on her run-away adventure and this journal is picked up by nice gentleman- Jed.
A beautiful lady with questions reflecting all over the photograph, Jed couldn’t take his mind off the girl in the photograph. This sent my heart racing, like what a coincidence or could this have been God’s plan?
I love the progression of the story and how it ended. The author kept the story spicy till the end. My best part was Lily’s return, it was truly a dream come true and it put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
This is my first book from this author and it was amazing. I will definitely read more from her. If you’ve read this one, let me know your thoughts in the comment section, especially your best part in the book.
Until next time!
Anne lives in Dracut, Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is a Master degree holder in Business Administration with a passion for reading and writing fiction stories. When she’s not reading a book, she’s writing a short story or an inspirational on her blog, oursharedtales.com.