The Amish life is all she's ever known--but will it satisfy her soul?
Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she's earned her GED, saved her money--but she can't quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He's come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to "everything Plain." Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished--especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie's next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back--and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred--and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
This is the third book of the Bishop's Family series. If you haven't read the first two book, you'll really want to, however, you will never be lost if you haven't read them.
I was so excited to read more about the Stoltzfus family. They have become a favorite of mine and I really feel like I know each and every member of this wonderful Amish family. That goes to the amazing writing skills of Suzanne and how she draws you into the story and gives the characters so much depth and warmth!
Ruthie is the young one of the family trying to find her way in life. She isn't sure what she wants or if she wants to stay in the Amish community or go into the English world. Her aunt is a doctor who left the community and has come back to be a doctor in the town. I found this a very interesting storyline as we see how this all works out.
While Ruthie is thinking of leaving, they have a man who is thinking of becoming a member of the Amish. He comes to stay for a month and Ruthie is the one who instructs him in the Pennsylvania Dutch way of speaking. This added a bit of humor to the book. Luke Schrock, is still carrying a torch for Ruthie and now has this new rival to contend with.
There is also a mystery in this book that we are thrown into and it kept me on the edge of my chair wondering what was really happening and why. The emotions of this book take you all over the place which makes for a book you just can't put down!
I love this book and it was really a page turner! I highly recommend it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Revell Reads
Blessings - Julie