I got a free Kindle edition of "Forever Amish" by Kate Lloyd on Netgalley.com.
Sally Bingham decides she needs some time away from her life to get a better perspective on things and see if she wants to move forward with her marriage to Donald. Despite her ailing father's desires, she goes to Lancaster County to follow up on some cryptic emails she received from a girl called Lizzie. Once she gets to Pennsylvania, nothing goes as planned and soon everything that Sally thought she knew about her life are wrong and she doesn't know where she belongs anymore. While staying with the Zook family, Sally meets their neighbor, Armin King, and feels an immediate connection with him. Will she leave everything she has ever known to follow her heart?
I enjoy reading Amish stories and this was enjoyable as well. "Forever Amish" is told in first person point of view of Sally. I'm not as used to this style of writing, but several books that I've read recently have used first person point of view, so it seems to be gaining in popularity. I wasn't able to figure out the mystery of what Sally's true story was, which made it better. I liked the characters and found them to have real issues and feelings. At one point, one character is described as "Amos and Mary Miller's son Joseph" and then later on another person calls him "Joe Stoltzfus" and another character has the last name of "Miller". It made me wonder if Kate Lloyd originally picked "Miller" to be Joe's last name and then decided she wanted to use it for the other character and forgot to change the one part in the book to Joe's new last name. It just caused a momentary pause and then I went on.
"Forever Amish" is a good, clean Christian/Inspirational romance with a bit of mystery thrown in. I would recommend this story to any and all who like those types of movies.
"Forever Amish" is available in paperback (list price $14.99)
or for Kindle ($9.99)
- File Size: 1564 KB
- Print Length: 368 pages
- Publisher: David C. Cook (June 1, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IY2B20I