Wednesday, October 19, 2016
I received a free copy (rom the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required. However that being said, I always enjoy Beverly Lewis' books. Her book, The Shunning was the first Amish book I read and it kicked off a journey for me into a world of Amish fiction. This book is about Leona and Gloria, very close childhood friends who live next door to one another until Gloria's father packs his family up and leaves the Amish community. Leona is devastated and misses Gloria terribly. Leona dreamed of having Gloria as a lifelong sister-friend. Three years pass and Gloria reaches out to Leona. What occurred that made Gloria's father leave? What is Gloria up to now? Leona goes to find out what happened to her friend and why she and her family left. The rest of the book is about forgiveness and redemption and making our own choices in life.