Faith faces an impossible situation: Should she do the right thing and bring heartache to nearly everyone she knows or deny her true self and always wonder . . . what if?
Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full-time in her parents’ restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community—and the romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon.
When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married.
But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.
Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she even trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?
I loved, loved, loved it. Once I started reading the sample, I couldn’t not finish it. It was a beautiful wonderful feeling of hope and not wanting to let go. I really felt sorry for the Colepeppers, but I am glad in the end they loved their child enough to allow her to make her own decision. Though what Olivia did was out of spite, Faith showed true love for her sister by her forgiveness. I highly recommend this book. It’s excellent.
Abiding Mercy. Really enjoy the book and this author.
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I so enjoyed reading this book. I lvoed the story-line, the characters, and the pacing of this book. Faith is a wonderful young Amish girl whose life takes a very surprising turn.
This book shows elements of love of family, community, and hope that things will always go as God wants them to.
This was a book that reminds us that things are not always perfect in our lifes, but that there is one that watches over us and guides our lives in the directions we should follow if we are open to that guidance and receptive to His Mercy.
I really am glad I rea this book. I have enjoyed other Amish reads from this author and hope to read many more!
I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review which I have given. All thoughts are my own.