Monday, June 22, 2015

Amish Promises Book Review

"Love thy neighbor as yourself."  That was the theme from the book: "Amish Promises."   I would like to say that this book was a very easy read and a "I can't put you down until I am finish" type of book. 
This story takes place in Lancaster County within the Amish community.  Shani and her family moved from the city life in Philadelphia to the quiet country life in Lancaster County.  She thought moving from the loud, fast pace city life to the quiet slow pace, would help rehab her husband who is an injured Iraqi war veteran. 
The move started off not being a great idea due to the fact that her neighbors are Old-Order Amish and have complete opposite views on life.  Shani befriends her nieghbor's sister, Eve and they become very close.  Despite Eve's brother's wishes to stay away from the family, Eve and her neices and nephews become closer and closer with Shani and her son, and even closer to a family friend. 
Despite the difference in culture and religious belief both families learn to cohabitate together in this neighborhood. 
Even though this story takes place in the Amish country, it is not written with Amish dialect or bashing the Amish faith.  I love the fact that this book shows pros and cons about living within the Amish community. 
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.  This book is not just for Christians but for those who are struggling in their faith and need a push to find faith in God.  I am anticipating the next book in this series!!

I received this book for a honest review.  This review was based on my interest in Christian literature and interest in the book.  Thank you..

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