Carrie Weaver is in love with Solomon Riehl, and shares a life changing secret with him. In a community where movies, cars, electricity and bicycles are banned, Sol’s baseball pitching contract weighs heavily on their minds. Carrie’s family isn’t fond of Sol, so their relationship must also be kept a secret.
When Carrie’s father dies, Sol asks Carrie to run away with him and be married. As much as Carrie loves Sol, she’s terrified of leaving her 9 year old brother Andy, with their overbearing step-mother, Esther. Sol, unwilling to take on the additional responsibility of Carrie’s brother, leaves to pursue his life long dream. Heartbroken, Carrie numbly moves through her days, hoping Sol will come to his senses. When Esther beats Andy, (who has hemophilia) and ends up sending him the hospital, Carrie realizes she can’t wait for Sol to come back to her. When Daniel Miller, a family friend, makes her an offer of marriage, along with a home for her and Andy – she decides to hurt Sol as much as he has hurt her.
Though her heart belongs to Sol – she decides to pledge herself to Daniel, even though she doesn’t love him. Will her choice be the right one? Guaranteed to keep you turning the pages, if you’re an avid lover of Amish fiction. I liked the fact that while the author added some unusual twists (like the baseball contract and hemophilia and especially the ending), she portrayed the timeless traditions and practices of the Plain people.
This first book in the Lancaster County Secrets series, was named a “top pick” of fiction by Christian Book Distributors.
This book was provided free for review by litFUSE Publicity
Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.
Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."
After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com
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