About the Book: We’re back in Hickory Hollow. Tessie Miller is the last daughter of her Old Order parents to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie’s father opposes the match.
Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they’ll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?
My Thoughts: I’ve read most of Beverly Lewis’ books and had been reading through the Home of Hickory Hollow series. I think it helps to be familiar with the community.
At first I was very frustrated that Tessie’s father seemed so hard hearted. As I read on his reasoning becomes more apparent and I understood his misgivings.
I was also frustrated that Tessie kept such a secret even when things became so fragile for her. Sometimes keeping secrets locked up so hard and tight can really be detrimental.
You know I don’t like to give anything away in my reviews so if you like clean Amish fiction you will like this book. This was a bittersweet story with a nice ending.
Author: Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother’s Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her website at www.beverlylewis.com for more information.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”