|Dreams of Plain Daughters
|Book 1: A Joyful Break
A JOYFUL BREAK
Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book 1
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Rating: 5 Cups
Rachel Hershberger feels she must get away from her Amish life in Fields Corner, Ohio. Life has not been easy for the past year. Her mother has died at a very young age, and she blames her father for not having a phone on their land to get help on time, not to mention the added pressure of caring more for her family than for a wedding she is now unsure of.
Rachel’s Aunt, Carrie, her mother’s sister, is ex-Amish and invites her to spend time with her family at the beach in Florida. Even though their life is much different from Rachel’s, she loves her niece and wants to help her through this rough time.
Spending time away from her simple life is a learning experience for Rachel. She experiences many firsts such as driving a car, wearing English clothes and some bad things like having her picture taken and becoming something it truly is not. So now she must decide between continuing her life as an Amish and joining the church, or stay in the English world.
I am a big fan of Amish romance. Just like so many others, their lifestyle fascinates me. The more I read, the more I find what Ms. Craver and others say is true, i.e. that each Amish order is different and hosts different rules, so some may be stricter than others. Reading A Joyful Break truly showed another side from what I have normally read. The struggles Rachel goes through make this story well worth reading, allowing the reader to connect with Rachel and others, as if it was their own life. Definitely a to-buy book.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More