BEYOND HOPE'S VALLEY
The details of Amish living are interesting in this sweet love story with characters with charm and wit. Goyer is a talented author who always delivers a well-thought-out, meaningful novel the reader will not soon forget.
Marianna Sommer has returned home to Indiana after an extended stay in Montana. She is happy to be back, as she is helping her brother and his girlfriend prepare for the birth of their child and their wedding. Plus, she is also getting ready for her own wedding to Aaron Zook, the man she has loved since she was a child. At the same time she is uncomfortable with the stricter rules the Indiana Amish follow. It was so much easier and freer in Montana, and she is unsure about where she truly fits in. When long- hidden secrets come to the forefront, everything changes for Marianna and her future. She needs to do some deep thinking and turn her uncertainties over to God, but can she live with the choices He gives her? (B&H, Apr., 320 pp., $14.99)