I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wonderful Lonesome (Amish Turns of Time #1) by Olivia Newport
on January 1st 1970
In a struggling Amish settlement on the harsh Colorado plain, Abbie Weaver refuses to concede defeat to hail, drought, and coyotes, even as families begin to give up and return east. The biggest challenge of all is the lack of a spiritual shepherd and regular worship. When Abbie discovers the root of a spiritual divide that runs through the settlement, she faces her own decisions about what she believes. She must choose between a quiet love in her cherished church, passion with a man determined to leave the church, or imagining her life with neither.
Wonderful lonesome is about an amish settlement just starting out in Colorado they’ve been there for about 5 years and right now they are going through a drought. Most everyone is feeling discouraged because of the dying crops and the lack of church services, thy haven’t had service in months. Each of the 12 family’s is facing the decision to keep trying or go home.
The book centers around Abbie and her desire to see the settlement flourish, her diss appointments when people leave and her decision as to which of the two bachelors she should marry.
I liked the book even though it seemed to take forever to read it….that prob was because sept is a busy month:)
This book did not go the way I thought it would though…..I had a few moments were I wanted to scream at some of the characters! I won’t say why cause then I’d be giving you spoilers:) but over all I did enjoy the book and I’m excited to see where the next one is set