I’m concerned that I will not be able to find the words to adequately describe the brilliance of Leslie Gould’s writing. Readers will pick up A Simple Singing, Book Two in The Sisters of Lancaster County series, and think they are purchasing a nice, simple Amish novel. Oh no, readers, you are getting much more. Leslie Gould has given her readers a beautifully written, thought provoking, nuanced current day and historical romantic novel. The characters are not your cookie cutter Amish.
The main character is Marie. Her two suitors, Elijah and Gordon are forcing Marie into a decision. Does she live the life she assumed she should want or does she leave her comfort zone and reach out for something more? Intertwined is a fascinating story of Marie’s ancestor Annie who grew and stretched herself during the Civil War by nursing the soldiers at the Gettysburg battle.
The story is rich in detail and full of God’s love for his children. After reading A Simple Singing, I felt enriched, both spiritually and intellectually. This book left my imagination singing. A Simple Singing was published July 31, 2018.