Brunstetter portrays the importance of family and the peacefulness of a tight-knit Amish community with an underlying theme of faith. It also contains good, clean jokes and a wonderful recipe.
Faith Stutzman Andrews hasn't seen her family in 10 years, but she returns to her Amish roots after her husband is killed. She feels the most appropriate place for her 6-year-old daughter, Melinda, is with the life she once rejected. Though she has no plans to stay, Faith can't help but be affected by the love of friends and family. Will it be enough, or will the English world lure her back? (BARBOUR, Sep., 288 pp., $9.97)
Leslie L. McKee