Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Journey

The Journey
Wanda E. Brunstetter
381 pages
Publisher: Barbour
Source: Goodreads win!

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

When Titus' girlfriend leaves him and her Amish community to explore California and the "Englisher" way of life, Titus is heartbroken and moves to a new community in Kentucky to start over.  Meanwhile, Suzanne is having problems of her own: she loves woodworking and she's a terrible cook - not exactly the Amish's idea of a good woman.  Can she learn to cook?  Can her family become more accepting of her hobby?  Will Titus find a new love?  I think you already know the answers...

I think this was the most action-packed Amish romance novel I've ever read!  Robbers tearing apart houses, multiple runaway horses, near-death experiences with motorcycles, and not to mention a pack of wild dogs.  Who-boy, this was definitely a page turner.

Unlike other Amish fiction novels I've read, the plot moved at a normal clip.  Most of the Beverly Lewis novels I've read in the past have moved very slowly, with a lot of thinking going on by the characters about their same problems, over and over.  I was happy to see that while Brunstetter's characters did spend time reflecting on their problems, it wasn't all they did with their time.  I also enjoyed that this book didn't end on a major cliffhanger.  While there's no pressure to read the second book in the series, I'm gladly looking forward to reading it when it comes out later this year.

Disclaimer:  I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway, but the fact that my copy was gratis did not affect my review at all.

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