SOMEWHERE TO BELONG
Miller's exciting new historical series, Daughters of Amana, is historical romance at its best. The characters are determined to find where they belong, sometimes with unanticipated results.
Johanna Ilg longs to see the world outside Main Amana, Iowa, a village of devout Christians who believe in cooperative living and faithful service. When privileged Berta Schumacher moves to town with her simplicity-seeking parents, Johanna is tasked with teaching her the ways of the village. This is no easy feat, and Berta's rebelliousness earns Johanna censure by the elders. Then a deep-buried family secret is revealed and Johanna's world crumbles. (BETHANY HOUSE, Mar., 384 pp., $14.99)