Monday, August 29, 2016

A Sister's Wish: The Charmed Amish Life, Book Three by Shelley Shepard Gray

Amelia has had a crush on him for years.  She's younger and beautiful but he couldn't live at home anymore.  His parents were abusive.  His older brother and his sister had both left home as soon as they could.  He was following them.  She didn't understand but she knew she had to let him go.  She just didn't expect him to return...

Avon Inspire and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 27th.  

Amelia has heard the stories about Simon during his time away from their Amish village.  She also know he has repented and been forgiven and rejoined the church.  She still her eye on him.  He's also got his eye on her.  But her older brother tells Simon he's not a good match because his past will reflect on Amelia.  He tells her he won't pursue a relationship with her because he's had such a bad time in his past.  She's disappointed.  She's also angry that her whole family is trying to tell her what to do when she's in her twenties and she wants to live her own life.

Having had an accident where her leg got broken, she now can't do anything.  The relatives pitch in and help but it doesn't lift Amelia's spirits.  The family finally realizes they did the wrong thing and they let Simon know he's allowed to court Amelia.  He's happy but then she tells him he must tell her everything or she won't let him court her.  He's not ready to do that and leaves.

Growing up can be hard.  Most of us come with some wounds and baggage later in life.  It's all about how you handle it and if you can move on.  Simon did, but he doesn't want to burden her with it.  She tells him he has to trust her.

Not only are Simon and Amelia trying to patch things up, other family members on both sides are coming back home.  Whether they left for good or bad reasons, it looks like the big families will be whole again.  Being honest and open and talking about it makes relationships better.  Everybody learns a lesson in this story.

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