Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for.
Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices.
Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?
In the delightful final installment of Wiseman's Amish Secrets series (after Love Bears All Things), heroine Charlotte must examine her commitment to her boyfriend, Daniel, as well as her desire to serve God. The story opens with the funeral of Charlotte's estranged mother, and readers who are new to the series may have trouble following all the dynamics at play; even though Daniel is at Charlotte's side, some of her Amish friends are missing from the event, among them Lena and Amos, her surrogate parents. It becomes evident that Charlotte, an "English" (non-Amish) transplant, is on shaky ground within the Amish community, and her troubles are compounded by the unexpected arrival of her long-lost younger sister, Andrea, with a baby (and suspect motives) in tow. Outside of Charlotte's own spiritual struggles, many characters from earlier books face their own dilemmas, which Wiseman uses to slow the pace and examine sticky religious, moral, and ethical issues. Wiseman also ruminates at length on Charlotte's misery and uncertainty. The conclusion will surprise and please readers who have been rooting for Charlotte to finally find happiness.
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Third book in An Amish Secrets series!
Home All Along by Beth Wiseman is the third book in An Amish Secrets series. Charlotte Dolinsky is living in Paradise, Pennsylvania. It is a difficult day since she is burying her biological mother. They had a contentious relationship due to her mother’s mental health issues. Daniel Byler is approached by Bishop Michael Miller about Charlotte. It is time for Charlotte to make a choice. She cannot continue to straddle both worlds (Amish and Englisch). Charlotte is thrilled when a lost member of her family returns, but she is disappointed when the person is not interested in establishing a relationship. Charlotte loves the community, but she is not sure about making a permanent commitment. She needs to look deep inside herself to discover what she wants in life. What is the right path for Charlotte? Can she overcome her fears? Daniel loves Charlotte, but it is not the right time for him to leave his family or the Amish community. His mother receives disturbing news from her doctor, Eva developed eclampsia and is in a coma, and their Aunt Faye has come to assist them (oh dear). Is there a chance for a happily ever after for Daniel and Charlotte?
Home All Along is a lovely conclusion to An Amish Secrets series. I found the book to be well-written, have engaging characters, and a good pace. Home All Along is not a standalone novel. You need to read the first two books in An Amish Secrets series prior to Home All Along. A few of the themes in Home All Along are power of prayer, right to pick your own fate, choices, fear of failure, faith, and love. Home All Along is realistic. Life is full of ups and downs which is shown in this novel. It is interesting to see what choices each person makes in Home All Along. Aunt Faye is quite a character. She provides levity to Home All Along. I am giving Home All Along 5 out of 5 stars. It was nice to see Charlotte develop over the course of the series. She developed as a person and a Christian. Home All Along is one of those books that you want to read quickly to see how it ends, but you also do not want the story to end (because then the series is over).
HOME ALL ALONG
HOME ALL ALONG by Beth Wiseman Amish.Secrets # 3
Charlotte's mother is gone, decision now, could she embrace the Amish ways to be with Daniel. Andrea, a sister comes for closure, having been adopted out, as a baby. That's it, and she leaves Charlotte, not wanting to get to know her. They are sisters, why did she act so indifferent. What about the changes of being Amish, her biggest is the fear of commitment.
Daniel had a hard decision to make about her his mother, how should he, was there a reason for a life. The burden these two have, and not easy decision. For once decided there was no turning back. This story deals more then just young love, and the road they want to follow. Another good story that follows the 2nd one in this series. Readers will be drawing into this and enjoy this story. Given ARC by Net Galley for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.