Along Wooded Paths is an honest and thought-provoking look at Amish life which takes place in beautiful Montana. The simplicity of the Amish has always captivated me and I've read enough books about them to understand how they differ from Protestant Christians. Watching a story unfold that seems as true as fiction comes, reading a story in which a beautiful Amish girl struggles to find her place in the world as she discovers God's grace, was so heart-warming! The main character, Marianna, lives out a love story as she tries to decide between 2 men, one of which has helped her to realize what a close relationship with God can be like. I have to admit, both of Marianna's guys were very likeable but there was one I liked more than the other... and he was the one she didn't choose in the end. Still, this book is not really "the end" so my hopes have not quite been dashed yet!
My only concern is that I have to wait until the last book in the series comes out in 2012 to find out what "the end" really is! I'm afraid I almost didn't read this book because I knew I'd be hooked on the story and characters and wouldn't be able to actually read the last book 'til next year... but I did agree to post a book review this week & my word is gut (Amish for "good")!
You can read the beginning of Along Wooded Paths at Amazon. Please do--I think you'll be captivated with the story and the characters. The book has a wonderful message, is written beautifully, and I highly recommend it!
The author, Tricia, is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series (which I cannot wait to read!!) You can sign up by clicking the button on the left sidebar.
For now, check out these lovely videos about Marianna's continuing story:
This book was provided by me by the awesome people at Litfuse in exchange for a thoughtful and honest review.