Friday, November 7, 2014

"An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price

Book Description

 November 4, 2014
Quiet and soft-spoken, Kate Zook is the responsible eldest daughter in an Amish family and prides herself on fulfilling her role. Then, one fateful snowy night, she uncharacteristically speaks her mind—and unwittingly plays a part in a horrible accident.
Wracked by guilt over her role in the tragedy that left her brother David injured, Kate devotes herself to his care, going so far as to take on his chores in the fields. Even so, her brother’s resentment toward her grows, and David torments Kate, making her increasingly isolated life even more difficult.
Though Kate’s parents have emotionally withdrawn, someone outside the home takes an interest in Kate and notes her clear grief. Samuel, a local boy, has recently returned from a wild rumschpringe—the Amish term for exploring the wider world—and recommitted to his community. Intrigued by Kate’s gentle yet loyal ways, he begins to fall in love with her. But tensions rise as he refuses to put up with David’s rage. As Kate’s heart begins to stir and cry out for happiness, she must rely on faith to find forgiveness or risk losing out on love.

AAbout the Author

The author of more than two dozen novels, Sarah Price brings her twenty-five years of experience of living among the Amish to her books, many of which have been Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers. Her recent title First Impressions: An Amish Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice debuted in the ECPA Christian Fiction Top 25 Bestseller List a month after publication.
Price has family roots in the same region of rural Pennsylvania where many of her stories are set; the Preiss family emigrated from Europe in 1705 and settled in the state along with the area’s first wave of Mennonites. Born into a Mennonite family, Price has firsthand experience with the culture and religion of both the Mennonites and the Amish. Her grandparents first introduced her to the world of the Amish in 1978, and since then Price has visited and even lived among different Amish communities in Lancaster County.
My Review:
Sarah Price has shown once again with "An Amish Buggy Ride" why when  a reader reads one of her books, they want to read all she has ever written. 

I was given a pdf version of "An Amish Buggy Ride"by Sarah Price for an honest review and this reader was not disappointed at all with the story except I didn't want it to end. I really didn't want to leave the characters in"story land". I wanted to know more.

The title is just perfect for the story, as the story starts with an Amish buggy ride.

Kate Zook is bullied vocally by her brother David. David blames Kate for the accident that causes his disability. My heart really ached for Kate and I was literally saying aloud as I was reading "David you are really not a nice person and Kate, why are you letting him do this to you?" At one point in the story I was literally cheering for Samuel when he stood up to David.

I think the reason this story is so great is because it shows that Amish families has troubles and tribulations like the Englische (non-Amish people) families. We all know characters like David and Kate in real life. That is why Sarah Price's books are so wunderbar gut (wonderfully good) because she brings real life into her fiction. 

"An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price is a love story but also a story about faith and healing. 

Is guilt really Kate's to accept or should she accept Samuel's interest in her and learn to move on?

There is a surprise waiting for Kate one day at church, I was totally shocked when I learned this as I am sure that most readers would be.  I do have to say that I was happy to learn this surprise.

I am sure it is no surprise that I am giving "An Amish Buggy Ride" by Sarah Price five stars.



Judy said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Judy B

Debbie Curto said...

I know you will loved this book Judy!