★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
The ups and downs of a closed religious or social community are unique. When love and courtship are involved, everyone takes an interest and has a stake in the outcome. Joy and Matt are finding their way toward each other, but it's not always a straight path.
I read this with a smile: the characters were winsome but complicated enough to keep me interested. The good intentions of an Amish community - whether or not those include self-interest - bring twists and turns to any story.
I recommend this as a reminder that life can be sweet - but romance can be complicated. Goyer and Gore have spoken from the outside but the story feels like a glimpse from an insider's perspective.