When Timothy Fisher, his wife Hannah, and their daughter Mindy leave Pennsylvania to begin a new life in Kentucky, Hannah finds it hard to adjust. Will Christian County ever feel like home? Nothing Timothy does seems to please Hannah. Has the move from Lancaster spelled the beginning of the end? When a tragedy occurs, an inconsolable Hannah blames her husband for their loss. Timothy can barely rise beneath the weight of guilt, his wife’s hostility, and stress of his job. What dramatic second chance will God provide to heal their grief?
Review by my friend, Laura.
There is something about the perceived simplicity of the Amish lifestyle that I find very fascinating. So when I was given the opportunity to read this book I jumped at it.
This book has several storylines, but the main one is about an Amish couple that move from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and the struggles they go through. Hannah is very attached to her mother so her husband Timothy decides to move the family to Kentucky in hopes that his wife will finally turn her attention from her mother to him. Just as Hannah is finally adjusting to the move tragedy strikes and their lives are changed forever.
Ms. Brunstetter does an amazing job of showing the conflicting emotions of both characters as they deal with their grief and work to pull their lives back together.
I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into the life of the Amish people. While they live their life with few of the modern amenities I am so accustomed to, their relationships and daily struggles are very similar to mine.
I found out after reading it that this book is the third book in the Kentucky Brothers series, so I will definitely have to go read the first two books. I would encourage anyone who enjoys Amish fiction books to pick this one up today.