Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever?
Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm.
After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life.
Can Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture— a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love.
My Comments: This book tied together the other two books in the Ada’s House series. We saw into the lives of Sylvia and Elam and then Aaron, Cara and Ephraim, Ada and Israel, and Deborah and Jonathan. The main story was about Sylvia and the others were more completing the stories of the other characters. I enjoyed this book, but always find the end of a series sad. Although engaged for most of the book, parts of the story dragged and I had a hard time focusing. I always get a little impatient waiting for life to play out, as it has to. Sylvia was treated unfairly at the beginning of the story – both from her dad and her so-called boyfriend, Elam. Elam wanted what he wanted when he wanted it without regard for the women involved. After shocking circumstances, Sylvia felt she had to leave the family and start over again on a different farm. Even though this was frowned on in her community, she found a place which in due time changed her life and her focus. Because she was not involved in the business part of running a farm, she had a few surprises in store. One of the largest surprises was the relationship between her employer and his son. Through many twists and turns and over the course of time, Sylvia finds her own way without risking her family relationships. Cara also learns what forgiveness is all about. Forgiveness is definitely one of the major themes of this book. This is another great Amish series – thank you Cindy Woodsmall!
I received a free review copy of this book from WaterBrook Press. The My Comment part is completely my own. Thank you WaterBrook!
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