In 1903 Ohio, a young Amish woman must choose between the life she has long planned for and a new, very different future Since Anna Plank moved to Berlin, Ohio, with her widowed mamm and two schweschders, she s found a real sense of belonging. As soon as her beloved Noah Schwartz proposes, they ll begin a new chapter here together. But Noah has a surprise for Anna: once they re married, he wants them to travel and live in other communities. Anna, who loves her home and her job at the quilt shop, is distraught when he takes her hesitation as rejection and leaves.
Daniel Bontrager s arrival adds to Anna s confusion. Since taking over his late brother s farm, the handsome roofer has offered friendship and gentle attentions. Yet the pull of first love is strong and deep, especially when Noah returns. Through each revelation, Anna must search her faith for guidance, knowing she is choosing not just a husband, but a life to nurture and to share.
I must start by saying that I love the way this author writes. Her descriptions make you feel like you are actually in the scene. Anna lives in Ohio and is set to marry Noah. She is happy with her life and her charming town. Noah wants to travel and when she doesn't, he goes ahead without her!
I really liked Daniel. He is new in town but makes himself known and is really well liked. I wasn't thrilled with Anna's little sister's choice at all. The author does a great job weaving God and his timing deep within the story. It isn't 'in your face' but just always there. There isn't an urgency to the book but it is definitely a book want to keep reading and saying 'just one more page' until it is done!
It was a 5/5 for me. I didn't realize it was in a series but I'm absolutely going to read more from this author!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book (via Celebrate Lit). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.