Thursday, October 20, 2011
Book Review - Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer
Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer
Although proud of living apart from the world, Marianna Sommer's newly relocated Amish family is discovering that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together with the Englisch. As Marianna pours her life into helping those around her-and receiving their help-her heart further considers two directions. She's torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a close walk with God like she’s never seen before.
Who should have young Marianna's heart? What is God asking of her through ongoing family struggles and this romantic and spiritual tension? The answer is found along the wooded paths
My Take: This book is a second in a series and I have read the first one(Beside Still Waters) but I am sad to report that I didn't remember that much about the first book (sometimes Amish fiction blends together for me). That being said I did enjoy this book. It would have helped a bit if I remembered some of the plot points of the first book but I was able to enjoy this book despite that.
Marianna is having a crisis of faith. She is trying to decide if she should return home to Indiana and marry Aaron or stay in Montana and maybe go with the Englisch man that she has grown fond of and who she sees has a wonderful relationship with God. Her decision is further complicated when Aaron shows up from Indiana something happens that affect all their lives. This was a good book. You can enjoy it without reading the first one but I would highly recommend that you read the first one.
I received a complementary copy of the book from the publisher through Netgalley for review purposes.