Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer
Marianna Sommer was born and raised in Indiana within a strict Amish community. She expected to remain in Indiana and eventually marry Aaron Zook. Her older brother Levi had moved to Montana and that is where her family decides to move also. Marianna is not obliged to move with them, but chooses to do so to help her mother who is expecting. On the train and once the family arrives in Montana, they discover how nice so many people are. It also becomes apparent that the strict rules of the Indiana community are not the only right way to lead your life in God's way. The realization that a happy life devoted to God and family is possible outside of the strict rules comes as a bit of a shock to Marianna.
I enjoyed reading this book very much. I'm glad that Marianna was able to see a new side to her relationship with God and with her friends and family. The recipes at the end of the book are also an added feature that I'm sure many people will enjoy. This book was a step above the other Amish family stories that I have read. I think it presented a more real look into what it is like to be Amish in our modern times.
I received this book from Litfuse to read and review.
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Here is a link to a contest that the author is having and a picture of a really sweet salt and pepper set that is part of the contest prize.