***A Library Journal Selection***
Faith kept me plain. Science made me complicated.
Book 1 in the Grounded Trilogy
My name is Lydia Troyer. Growing up in Hemlock Hollow, my life has always been simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since the time my Amish ancestors came to what is now the Green Republic. I milk my cow by hand, make fresh bread every morning, and hope to be courted by Jeremiah, a boy I’ve known since childhood.
When my father falls ill, the English doctor says a hospital outside the wall can heal him. Jeremiah convinces me to go on rumspringa, to experience the outside world as an Englisher in order to be closer to my father during his recovery. Others have gone before me. They claim it’s an adventure. But adventure turns to horror as an ordinary light switch thrusts me into a new world, and revelations about my personal history make me question everything I believe.
All my life I’ve worked to be simple. I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.
The Grounded Trilogy
Grounded, Book 1
Charged, Book 2
Wired, Book 3
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Creative and intriguing
I really enjoyed the creative storyline of Grounded. The characters were relatable and there was a good mix of excitement, tension and even a little romance. I absolutely was ready to purchase other books in the series!
She’s done it again!
Ching’s character development skills are top notch!! Just like in Soulkeeper’s, you will find yourself falling for someone then falling out with them! Once again, I love the implementation of Faith in her books!! 🖤
A familiar Hunger Games love triangle with a fresh electricity/faith thread
I started reading this book because it was free on iBooks, and it just may have gotten me hooked for books two and three! It all felt familiar (the young-adult science fiction thriller with an interesting triangle of young lovers), but so fresh at the same time. As a person of faith, I really appreciated the way the author non-threateningly wove chunks of Amish living and Christianity with great knowledge. The sprinkling of German words made me feel like I was really learning while being entertained. The final few chapters when all the set up blasted into action was well-written and riveting. All in all, an entertaining read that makes me think deeply about ethics, true freedom, and sacrifice.