I really enjoyed this story! It was different from most Amish fiction stories I've read. The main female character, Leanna, likes working on motors. Clocks, washing machines, engines, anything with running parts can't stump her. She works until she figures out the problem. Her family would rather she be the typical Amish woman and cook, sew and garden but that just wasn't who she was.
The main male character, Roman, has left the Amish after a rebellion of sorts on the strict rules his own Amish community follows. He has felt no love from his own parents, only his grandmother. When his English world is falling apart and he hears his beloved grandmother has passed away, he travels back home. Not able to reconcile with his parents he seeks out his brother who lives in a Amish community that has less rigid rules. His grandmother's last request in a letter to him was for him and his brother to get back together.
These characters grew on me in a short period of time. I wanted to hug Roman after the way his parents treated him. Leanna had grown up in a loving family, so very different than Roman's upbringing. I also felt heartbreak for Roman's brother Daniel and his wife Barbara. So many disappointments and an accident that started changing things both in the physical realm and the spiritual.
A growing and changing among the characters developed over time and some romance started blooming too. This was a sweet story that I would heartily recommend to anyone that enjoys Amish fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a review. All opinions are strictly my own.

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