Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Review: A Season of Love

About the Book:
In the fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, three young women are about to change their lives. Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized in the Amish faith and is courting Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel. When Lindsay's sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it's not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized in the Amish faith. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man. A Season of Love is filled with surprising twists that will grip you to the very last words. As the stories of your favorite Amish community draw to a close, join Lindsay, her friends, and all the people of Bird-In-Hand for one last volume.

My Comments:
This NetGalley has been on my Kindle for a long time,and I finally was in the mood for another Amish story. While this book can stand alone, "knowing" the characters from the other books makes it easier to understand them in this book.  I enjoyed watching these  young people make choices about their lives and settling into adulthood.  Details about the Amish were interesting though I found the generous sprinkling of Amish words to be more distracting than anything--it made it sound like the Amish speak English with a sprinkling of Germanic or "Deutsch" words thrown in, rather than, as I understand it to be, speaking a different language all together.  In short, if you like Amish fiction, you'll probably like this one; if not, there is nothing  particularly noteworthy about it.  Grade:  B-.  

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