I know it’s not quite Saturday morning, but this week I get to be part of the blog tour for Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer and today is the tour’s stop at my place. So, on to the review!
About the Book:
All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.
As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.
Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.
Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here: http://www.triciagoyer.com/contemporaryfiction.html#BesideStillWaters
About the Author:
Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books includingSongbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
For more about Tricia and her other books visitwww.triciagoyer.com
Read an Excerpt:
We happen to live in Amish country, so I am always fascinated by stories involving Amish people and their lifestyle. Along Wooded Paths is a delightful read. I enjoyed getting to know each of the characters in the book and found myself relating to some of their struggles, joys, worries, and hopes. Tricia Goyer writes with depth and wonderful description. I found myself wishing I could visit Marianna’s home in Montana!
Embedded in the story are gems of truth about friendship, loving your neighbor, acceptance, and freedom in Christ. I especially enjoyed following along on Marianna’s journey to a deeper relationship with her heavenly Father.
The only negative I could say about this book is that I kept wanting to turn to the end to find out which man Marianna chooses! I won’t give away the ending, but I will say that I was somewhat surprised…and then I read the teaser for the 3rd book in this series, Beyond Hope’s Valley! Now I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
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(I was given a copy of Along Wooded Paths for the purposes of reviewing the book for the tour. My opinions are entirely my own. I am not an Amazon affiliate, so the book link is purely for your benefit.)