Publisher: Bethany House
Source: Borders sale
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
In this sequel to The Shunning, we find Katie Lapp, who now prefers to be called Katherine, living with her Mennonite relatives while she tries to figure out who she is after being shunned by her old order Amish community. When she finds out her birth-mother is practically on her death bed, she travels to Canandaigua, NY to finally meet her before it's too late.
This is by far the best book by Beverly Lewis I've ever read. It was even better than The Shunning! There was so much in it for me to love. I love that Katherine travelled to Canandaigua, which is somewhat near where I grew up. I loved the setting of the lavish mansion, but most of all I loved the devious plot! When Katherine arrives at her mother's she discovers her mother's husband has hired an impostor to pose at Katherine herself in order to steal Katherine's inheritance! Drama, drama, drama, I loved every minute.
I also enjoyed that the plot moved quickly without much repetition, which is something that bothers me about some of Lewis's other works. Overall, I just thought it was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it, even if you aren't normally into Amish novels. It is the sequel to The Shunning, but I personally feel it can be read by itself and still have merit.
Now that The Shunning has been made into a movie by Hallmark, I can only hope it will be followed up by The Confession.