This was a different type of Amish story from most I've read. Amish do have problems just as non-Amish, it's just usually handled within their community and their church. All Hannah wanted to do was just get a little taste of the "English" world before joining the church. But when she was ready to return things happened that kept her from returning. She waited 15 years before she came back to her Amish home. Her husband passed away and left her with no money. She spent time waffling back and forth about whether to return to her Amish upbringing and join the church or stay as she had lived for fifteen years. Her main concern was her son who had been raised in the English world with electricity, electronics, cars and phones. That's all he had known. And of course there was a man that Hannah had been in love with when she left. How had his life changed over the years?
It's hard to imagine living that long without any contact with parents and siblings other than a handful of letters. Reconnecting with God was difficult too. Hannah felt like God wasn't listening to her when she did try to begin praying once again. Lying had become as natural to her as breathing. How can this tangled web of lies ever get straightened out?
I found myself asking these questions as I read along. At times the situation seemed almost impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Since this is the first in a new series, I hope I hear more about this family and get to invest some time in their lives.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel but was not required to write a review.