Snuggled under her great-grandmother’s quilt, Jemima woke to the sound of slow, easy movement in the room.
[Opening line of The Englisch Daughter]
I connected with the key characters in this story and it was easy to sympathize with them. Especially Jem. Her story deals with deep and heavy topics and the author handles them well without overdoing it or revealing too much. There are several stories within the story (subplots) that are well written and kept my interest, yet I was tempted to skim some of Abigail’s parts to get back to Jem’s story. (That’s not to say the writing failed, at all, it’s just that I connected more with Jem.)
All in all, this is a well written, fast-paced Amish story with wonderfully touching themes of family, faith, and forgiveness. It is both raw and graceful, with a satisfying end. And I have to mention the cover...isn't it adorable?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.