Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Review: Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long

I had the opportunity to read Sarah’s Garden by Kelly Long recently.
My husband and I married in Amish Country (Holmes County, Ohio) nearly 4 years ago.  The Amish way of life, simplicity and work ethic has always been of interest to me.  We live near another Amish area and I still get excited when I see horse and buggy driving down the road on my way to and from work.

Sarah’s Garden is a book of an Amish girl (Sarah) slowly finding herself falling for an English man (Grant.)  Both have strong relationships with God; however, it is forbidden for an Amish to marry an outsider without being shunned from the Amish way of life.  Sarah has a natural “green arm,” as the book says and an innocence that Grant cannot let slip through his fingers.  Sarah has a choice between the English man and an Amish man she has known growing up.  The question I continually asked myself through the book is, “Who will she decide to marry?”

That being said, I enjoyed this book immensely.  My heart fluttered every time Sarah’s did for Grant, and my heart sank just the same each time she recognized that she was not to be with an Englishman.  The details of each character in this book were incredible.  I felt as if I knew each and every one of them personally.  There were several twists and turns in the story line that I didn’t expect and a mystery or two to try to figure out, but it was a great read.  I will definitely be following Kelly Long’s books from here on out.

I received this book free from to review.   All opinions are unbias and my own

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