I did not read the first book in this series, but I in no way felt like I had missed out on anything. The second book was so intense and riveting, that I fell right into the story and was glued to the pages.
Emma and Jeannie's relationship is tested beyond measure when a family tragedy strikes, leaving everyone dazed and numb. The family is torn apart when a horrible accident claims Tessa's (Jeannie's daughter) life and her cousin Sadie (Emma's daughter) is partly responsible.
Forgiveness seems impossible and I wondered if these two families would ever be able to move past the horrible loss. This book left me emotionally wiped out at times, and is a pretty heavy read. I found it very interesting, but also very taxing emotionally, as the subject matter is very sad. As some other reviewers have stated, the book does drag a bit at times, but overall I would still rate this as a great read for those who love fiction and Amish/Mennonite culture.
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I received this book free from Barbour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.