Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for The Amish Newcomer by Patrice Lewis. Scroll down for my review of this Amish Romance.
About the Book: Can a modern city girl ever become one of the Plain People?
She needed a safe place to hide. Instead, she found a place to call home.
Television journalist Leah Porte never imagined her career would end with her witnessing a murder. Now she’s temporarily living among the Amish in witness protection. Instead of feeling alone and adrift, Leah is warmly welcomed by the close-knit community—and Amish bachelor Isaac Sommer. But caught between two very different worlds, choosing love would mean leaving her big city life behind forever.
This was a very quick read, I basically read it in one day, not wanting to put it down. There was a very interesting plotline to this story. Leah witnessed a brutal double murder and was in danger of being murdered herself. She had already escaped with her life after she was viciously attacked with a knife, so her story of recuperating from a serious car accident was easily believed. Ending up in an Amish Community was an interesting twist on an Englischer ending up living with the Amish. Leah was a wonderful character. She did not want to be a burden on the Byler family, so she pitched in and learned much about the Amish ways. While assimilating with the family, their faith also slowly took root and she found herself believing in God for the first time. She was smart, yet felt inferior which was a bit fun seeing her wide-eyed interest in all the Amish ways to complete chores. Isaac, a neighbour who was helping Ivan in his word-working shop, found himself drawn to Leah almost immediately. I enjoyed the slow developing relationship between these two. The other members of the Byler family played an important role in the story and I also enjoyed how they accepted Leah and helped her become the person she ends up being at the end of the book. This was a sweet, interesting story. It has great character development, nice plotlines and a wonderful Christian message about finding what is important in life. If you enjoy Amish Romance, then I definitely recommend this story to you. The publisher generously provided a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
About the Author: Living on a remote self-sufficient homestead in North Idaho, Patrice Lewis is a Christian wife, mother, author, blogger, columnist and speaker. She has practiced and written about rural subjects for almost thirty years. When she isn’t writing, Patrice enjoys self-sufficiency projects, such as animal husbandry, small-scale dairy production, gardening, food preservation and canning, and homeschooling. She and her husband have been married since 1990 and have two daughters.
- Author website: http://www.patricelewis.com
- Blog: http://www.rural-revolution.com/
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4798049.Patrice_Lewis