Here's an Amish love story, with a twist, written by a new voice. Lodge is a talented writer who keeps the storyline flowing smoothly, with laughter,
a few surprises and also a few bumps in the road.
Jayne Tate adores living in the big city, being a reporter for a newspaper and dating someone who knows nothing of her background. When her father dies, she is forced to rethink the direction she wants her life to go. Jayne escapes to Oregon Amish country to recharge her batteries and to maybe get the big story of her career. Levi Burkholder is more than willing to help Jayne with her research about Amish life. He has a gut feeling there's more to her than the cool motorcycle she rode into town on, and he's aiming to uncover the whole story. (HARVEST HOUSE, Jan., 300 pp., $13.99)