I love Amish books and I am fond of Kim's writing. This book was a hard read for me at first. I realized the reason I had a hard time was do to the fact~ I had not read the first book in the series. (The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy) I had to connect the dots before I could fully grasps the book. Once I did~ it was hard to put the book down.
I really liked how the book mixes the Old Order Amish, Mennonite and English worlds~ bringing them all together. That was fun and real life. An English reporter named Briley~ comes to town to prove the simple people were not all they were cracked up to be. He happens to stay at a B&B ran by Alexa and her Grandmother. Stephen and his father are making all the updates and repairs to the B& B. Stephen is engaged to be married to Anna-Grace. The story is told from each point of view and they all come crashing together to discover family secrets that had been untold for over two decades.
I think Briley adds a lot of twist to this Amish story. A fast-paced reported from the city who is neither Amish or even a Christian. He is seeking to dispel all things real about God fearing people. Little did he anticipate what an impact this assignment would make in his life.
I loved the book and could not put it down. I do recommend that you read the first book in the series first called~ When Mercy Reigns.
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. Great Book~ I loved it and can't wait to read the next one in the series.