The Decision (Prairie State Friends Series #1)Wanda E. Brunstetter
Discover along with Jonah Miller how life can begin anew in the prairie state of Illinois. Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets Elaine Schroc... Read More
- Softcover - Large Print: $15.99
Page Count: 320
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781616260880
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 320
- Publish Date: Mar 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1616260882
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Authentic Portrayal of the Amish! by firstname.lastname@example.org on 4/28/2015
I've been a fan of Wanda Brunstetter's for many years, and have thoroughly enjoyed all of her books. "The Decision" impressed me with a depth and sensitivity even beyond this author's previous books. There is a depth and compassion that surpasses even her most impressive works that struck a cord with me and brought me to tears as I shared the characters' pain and loss, and the loneliness that surrounds us at times in our lives.
This story portrays the Amish realistically, authentically and with accuracy. not the simplistic, easygoing, comfortable people that many perceive. The Amish struggle with the same circumstances in life as the rest of society. Difficult times, death, illness and failures are presented with mercy and benevolence as Elaine Schrock deals with daily struggles that are at times insurmountable. The man she loves cannot understand her sudden change of character regarding their relationship.
Characters and setting are detailed and perceptive. Ms. Brunstetter is well acquainted with the Amish all across the country, with close friends in numerous communities. That closeness and friendship lends her an indepth viewpoint that weaves reality into her fictitious works. "The Decision" broaches some tough issues, and resolves those issues realistically. Elaine denies herself the one thing in life that would make her happy, but the timing is unfortunate as she deals with the issues that life hands her.
I was very impressed with this novel! It is one that I won't soon forget, and will undoubtedly read again. If you are interested in a truthful, honest portrayal of the Amish community and some of the hardships they share, please pick up a copy of this book and enjoy a beautiful story of love and loss!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
- Following The Right Path by Maureen on 3/12/2015
We begin this book with the death of Elaine’s grandfather, and the beginning of her dedication to her grandmother, per her grandfather’s last request. Her paternal grandparent’s raised Elaine after her parents were killed in a buggy accident, and she would do anything for them.
Jonah Miller, who you will remember from the Discovery Saga Collection, is now courting Elaine, he was left, so to speak, at the altar, and now Elaine is pulling away. We also meet Sara who is a young widow with a son, and struggling with a new illness, what could be wrong?
These young people are all thrown together, and we hope and pray that they will all follow Gods plan for their lives, and not the one that they decide to travel. I did love that at the end of the book there is an epilogue that updates us on all of the happening.
From cover to cover this book will have you turning the pages as quickly as possible to find out the answers. Some tough subjects are dealt with here, and these are horrible things that happen in all cultures.
Come and enjoy another visit in Amish Country with Wanda E. Brunstetter, you will not be disappointed.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publish Shiloh Run Press, and was not required to give a positive review.