Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Winters Awakening - Book Review

I received A Winters Awakening from TLC Book Tours. It is the newest Amish book written by Shelley Shepard Gray. When they offered it I jumped at the chance because as most people know, I love Amish books. This was the first Amish book I ever read that wasn’t based in Lancaster, PA. This book was based in Sugarcreek, OH. I was pleasantly surprised at how many differences the Amish have in dating practices among other things. In OH, the Amish families are well aware of who their family members are courting. They talk openly about these things and are quite vocal if the don’t approve. They are almost nosy and pushy when it comes to getting their way.
In this story, Joshua and Gretta have been courting for years. It is expected by both families that they will be engaged and married very soon. Unfortunately Joshua and Gretta are both having second thoughts. When Englishers move in next door to Joshua’s family, the tension that was starting to build between the couple becomes a reason to part ways. The story follows along as Joshua and Gretta both try to find their path in life, and to figure out who they want to spend their lives with.
I truly enjoyed this story. It was a nice, quick read and kept my attention throughout the entire book. I was left guessing as to what would happen clear up until the end.

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Shelley Shepard Gray for sending me this book for review.

If you are interested in more information about the author or the book please click the links.


WhisperingWriter said...

Sounds interesting :)

Amy said...

I haven't found anything really interesting to read in awhile. I need to read some of these Amish books.

Mom said...

I am glad you get the opportunity to read and give your oppinion on books that you like. You do such a good job.

trish said...

Oh, I love books where I'm not sure how it will end! I've broken my habit of reading the ending first, so something unexpected is always nice. :)

Thanks for being on the tour! You wrote a great review, and I'm glad you liked the book!

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