Gould, Leslie. Amish Promises: Neighbors of Lancaster County- Book 1. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2015.
Suffering from the effects of war, Joel Beck and his wife, Shani, make the move to Lancaster to provide healing and peace. Moving next to Amish neighbors, the Lehmans, Shani soon befriends Eve Lehman, the sister of widower Tim Lehman, who is taking care of the household and children. Peace quickly turns into turmoil, surprises, and difficulties mixed with friendship, understanding and mending…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Blending of Amish and English neighbors is probably never quite easy yet Leslie Gould takes a realistic approach and turns it into a heartwarming story. As a new author for me, I enjoyed this novel enough to read her other books, which just happen to already be on my eReader. I was fascinated by the possibilities of the children interacting as well as the life between neighbors though so different in their ways and beliefs. Absolutely a series I will watch for the next book to be released in, I am definitely glad I was introduced to this author and series.
4 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Amish Promises from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*