I received this book for free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Abiding Mercy (Amish Mercies, #1) by Ruth Reid
Series: Amish Mercies #2
Published by Thomas Nelson on July 4th 2017
Genres: Amish, Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Contemporary, Fiction
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When doing the right thing will only lead to more heartache, how do you know what you are supposed to do?
Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full time in her parents' Amish restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community--and the recent romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon. When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith only wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married.
But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.
Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she even trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?
At First I thought this story was slow and I had a hard time getting into it. Then I liked it but honestly I felt that the main part of the story was to close to the end! I liked learning about faiths life but All the life changing things didn’t happen to her till a bit over 3/4 of the way through. and tying all the loose ends happened way to fast and a bit to neatly. There was a bit of Godly intervention and that was new to amish fiction for me I really enjoyed it.
I guess I wanted a bit more Conflict and growth. I liked the story and the characters were likable and felt real. I want to see what happens in the rest of the series, kinda excited to see how things go!
I’ve never read a full length novel by this author before(just a couple novellas) and for the most part I like the way she writes.