Beginning the journey through the pages of this writing, I found myself almost upset that the characters were not fitting my expectations of cliché, run of the mill, easy to spot saints and sinners normally found in a historical romance novel.
The personal battle waged by Adam Wyse was dark and perplexing. It made me want to hate him. It made me want to pity him. There were times when I wanted to quit reading because I could barely go any further into his personal foray into the darkness of his soul.
But instead, I plunged forward, drinking up every word, enjoying every moment that I wrestled to try and fit the story together as each character’s complexity kept me on the edge of understanding how it all made sense. When the story ended, I applauded the writer and her ability to weave such a tapestry of richness into the characters and still maintain a discreet cover of secrecy while the story development finally triumphed over all of the darkest sins that plague all men.
I was appreciative of the glossary at the beginning of the book, which provided insight to some of the terms of the Amish, which made reading comprehension easier along the way. I was surprised by the four week novel Bible study at the conclusion of the chapters, finding it to be a good reminder that in all we do, we need to find a way to honor God.
Excellent story, ended up loving every minute spent on reading this book.
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