the bishop's son

Two men offer Leila two very different futures. Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?

Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father’s store, but she can’t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them.

Jesse may be the bishop’s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?

Then there’s Will, Jesse’s cousin. He has been trying to keep his feelings for Leila a secret, but he also knows Jesse is wrestling with his faith. Would declaring his feelings for Leila be in her best interest or simply serving his own selfish desires?

Leila knows she can choose Will and be secure in her own future. But when her heart speaks, it’s Jesse’s name she hears. When will God make His will known to her? Could leaving everything she knows—even her own faith—be a part of God’s plan?

My Comments: It took me a little bit to get into this book, but I really liked it. The thought that the Amish would ban or shun a member who got involved in a different church group is unbelievable to me. Also the thought that they feel that they cannot share their faith bothers me. It makes it sound like a cult, which I don’t think technically they are, but to have such great news as our faith in Jesus and not share it, especially with people who may need to hear, bothers me. Personally I am drawn to Jesse, so I am rooting for him throughout the book. I feel that Leila and he are like-minded. Well in order to not spoil the book that is all I will share. This is an interesting book taking things to a different level. I recommend it, especially if you enjoy Amish fiction.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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