Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A BOOK REVIEW OF AMISH SWEETHEARTS BY LESLIE GOULD
What a wonderful Amish novel I just finished reading! Amish Sweethearts (Bethany House) by Leslie Gould spoke to my heart and soul. This is a beautifully written tale of star crossed friends set in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The cast of characters are real and lovable. Not everyone is perfect, mistakes are made that have real consequences. But isn't that like real life? Life can be messy and we have to work with the dumb choices we make at times.
Amish Sweethearts is a book I feel confident in recommending. It's appeal is broad and is far from the typical Amish novel. Fair warning, there are scenes from the war in Afganistan that could be troubling to some sensitive people. However, to me, they provided clear insight into what goes on in a war zone and really added to the realism of this book. Leslie Gould does not sugar coat the horror of war.
I look forward to the next installment of this series, Neighbors of Lancaster County. I've come to love this cast of characters! Amish Sweethearts was published February 2, 2016.