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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review of Rosalind Lauer's--A Simple Spring

A Simple Spring: A Seasons of Lancaster NovelFrom Amazon:


Although Sadie King is blessed with the voice of an angel, she never thought that following the song in her heart would take her far beyond the strict boundaries of her Amish faith and away from the only home she’s ever known. But during her rumspringa, one road leads to another, and suddenly she’s secretly performing with a band. Now she faces an impossible choice between the music in her heart and the traditions branded upon her soul.

Mike Trueherz is a dedicated young paramedic who finds a kindred spirit in Sadie. Torn between family duty and his desire to pursue a life beyond his father’s rural medical practice, he is inspired by Sadie’s honesty and courage.

While spring unfurls rich colors and bounty through the countryside of Lancaster County, Sadie and Mike must reconcile their families’ expectations with their own callings. Ultimately, their faith in each other and the God that has brought them together will give them the strength and the peace to take a chance—and to make the biggest decision of their lives.

A coming-of-age story reflecting the deepest messages of love, A Simple Spring is music for the heart.

From the Trade Paperback edition

My Review:

I really enjoyed reading this book.  I'm a lover of Amish Fiction, so I read a lot of it.  I admire  how the Amish live, but I don't agree that they don't let the people express their gifts.  GOD gave everyone a gift to use to Glorify him.  Rosalind Lauer tells a  touching story of one Amish girl wanting to embrace the gift that GOD gave her, but coming up against opposition from the Bishop and Preachers.  I felt Sadie's pain.  She didn't want to leave or disappoint her family, but she wanted to follow GOD's calling for her life.  This book is filled with charming characters who stay with you after you put the book down.  Good job, Rosalind, this is a great read that I highly recommend.  It even speaks to someone who isn't Amish to pursue the gifts that GOD gave them.  I give this read five stars.

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