Saturday, March 24, 2012

Great Amish Book

This is the first book I have read by this author.  It was captivating! I had the hardest time putting it down.  I just wanted to finish it, but now that I have finished it... I am wondering... when is the next one coming out? Surely there will be a sequel.

The Captive Heart is about a young Amish girl whose family has moved to Mexico.  And while they are working hard starting an Amish community there, and new Amish are coming every year, they are in very dangerous territory.  The bandits seem to be relentless in stealing their possessions and even coming very close to endangering their lives, especially the lives of the daughters.  The Amish, a peace loving people, who do not believe in fighting have a difficult time figuring out how to deal with this new threat and not retaliate with anger or violence. Miriam, the main character in this story, is struggling with her heart, her possible love for a man who is not Amish, and whether he loves her enough to risk it all.  It is a fascinating story of faith in God, family, and true love. 

This book is definitely worth the read and gives the reader much to ponder. Thankfully God is a God of love and forgiveness, and the reader can certainly see as much in the pages of this book. 

Read a sample chapter HERE
You can visit the Authors website HERE.

*I received this book from Bethany House for the purpose of my review and am not required to give a positive review.*

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