I've only been reading Sarah Price's books for a short time, but I've already learned what to expect -- and what I expect is the unexpected! The Empty Cup definitely fits that description. It is a story in a familiar setting to those of us who are great fans of Amish fiction, but it shows a side of the Plain life that we don't always see.
Rosanna Zook Troyer is a fairly typical Amish wife and mother, living her life doing the things expected of such a woman. But her past circumstances and an ever-increasing set of demands she allows to be put on herself continue to push her to a point of being an "empty cup" with very little time and energy left.
Sarah does an excellent job of bringing her readers into Rosanna's thoughts and feelings so that we can truly share in her experiences. Journeying with Rosanna through her ups and downs is a captivating experience which also offers a challenge to take a step back and do some self-reflection about your own day-to-day choices.
I highly recommend An Empty Cup to fans of great Amish fiction or anyone who might like a nice, introspective story.
Thanks to Sarah for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her
self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage.
In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring
for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after
her first husband’s untimely death, she gets a second chance with
Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children
into his life.