A short time ago, I finally tried a Sarah Price Amish story (you can see my review of First Impressions here) and was very pleased that I did. But as good as that one was, I was not prepared for my next Sarah Price read. An Amish Buggy Ride topped all my expectations!
While the setting is one of my favorite genres (I love almost anything Amish), the theme of the story transcends the setting to meet readers with any area of interest. Kate Zook is so burdened by self-imposed guilt that she is convinced leaves her among the greatest of sinners, that she can't imagine ever deserving to be forgiven and able to really enjoy life. Without giving away any of the story, I must say that the way Sarah has the characters come to grips with sin, guilt and forgiveness left me in tears and touched me deeply. The worst part of the whole book was that it had to come to an end!
I highly recommend An Amish Buggy Ride to fans of great Amish fiction and to those who might think they don't even like Amish fiction! Thanks to Sarah for providing an advance digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
About the Author:
The author of over 25 novels, Sarah Price brings her Anabaptist roots
and over 25 years experience with the Amish to her books, many of which
have been Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers (Plain Fame, Plain Change, Amish
Faith, & others).
The Preiss family emigrated from
Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area's first wave of
Mennonite families. The name later changed to Price. Sarah Price has
always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and
research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she
befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years.
years later, she now splits her time between her husband and children
in the NYC Metro area and a home that she shares with an Amish woman in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she retreats to reflect and write.
As a masterful storyteller, Sarah Price prides herself on presenting an
authentic Amish experience for her readers. Many of her stories are
based on actual people she has met and her own experiences living among
the Amish over the years.
Visit the author's website and blog at http://www.sarahpriceauthor.com.
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