I throughly enjoyed getting to know the characters in this novel. They could easily be friends of mine in real life. The Amish have all different groups over different parts of this country with different rules. Some groups are more strict than others. Priscilla was facing the big decision of whether to join her Amish church in which her father was bishop. She is not 100% sure she is ready to commit. When an opportunity comes available for Priscilla to work for an English lady as her child's nanny over the summer months, she jumps at the opportunity. She would be living in Florida, Pinecraft, that has a small more liberal Amish community. Her parents forbid her to go and when she finds out they resided her job at the fabric shop where she was working, she feels like that is the final straw. She sneaks out during the night with the help of her friend, Stephen, who has a romantic interest in her. Priscilla already has a strike against her in that she loves to paint pictures and has an unually great talent in that area.
What happens when she leaves and her family realizes what she has done? Will they be angry? Will they accept her back if she comes back home? Or will she choose to stay in Florida?
These two young people have many decisions to make and look to God for their answers over the short summer months.
It is refreshing for me to read of teenagers and young adult Amish going through their rumspringa and enjoying some of the milder pursuits of the English world. It is a time of much prayer and searching answers before deciding to join the Amish church or not.
I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required a review