She looked once more at the dreaded river. Since Anna’s death, it had been such a barrier . . . a place and a moment she could not seem to move past.
A line I can’t move beyond…
Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents’ landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn’t entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.
Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?
My Comments: Once again Beverly Lewis writes a GREAT Amish novel. I found the story quite engaging, even though some parts were kind of predictable–but not completely so. I didn’t completely understand the family dynamics. Both sisters in the family left the Amish and became English. Of course I’ll never completely understand the Amish, although I find their lifestyle completely fascinating. Relationships were key – daughter and father; sister and sister; brother and sister, and mother and daughter. I wasn’t completely satisfied with the story of the demise of Anna the youngest sister. I feel this could have been explored a little more deeply – maybe another time. Keep the Amish novels coming, Ms. Lewis!