When Amish carpenter Samuel Bowman is injured in an accident, he fears he’ll never see again. He’s always provided for his family—and now that it’s harvest season, the Bowmans are needed in the fields, not at his bedside. So when a young Amish widow becomes his nurse, Samuel expects Rebecca Miller to make his life easier. But his caregiver is bossy, outspoken and challenges him to move on with his life. Though Samuel’s sight is in question, he can plainly see the woman he’s come to care for won’t let herself love again. Now it’s Samuel’s turn to heal her heart.
I’ve been going on a crazy little Amish fiction reading spree (I have NO explanation for this!). It started with a review book selected in a desperate reading slump (that book was BAD), and continued when I decided to give the genre one more try, and really enjoyed the second one.
(Reviews for those two books to come near the release dates.)
An Amish Harvest is my third foray into the genre, and the first I actually chose and bought. The reason I bought it is because I really liked the other book I read by this author. She took a lifestyle I find slightly odd and fairly hypocritical (the pick and choose way they play with the modern world while keeping their women down…), and made me care about the characters and believe in the way they live.
It also helps she is a very good, solid writer who writes characters you can relate to, like, and enjoy reading about.
I will say that this one is a lot more religion-oriented than the next book in the series. Some might have trouble with the way everyone sits around saying all bad things are ‘God’s will’, and to trust God will fix things if he wants to- otherwise, tough!
However, I thought there were a lot of fun and even funny situations in this book, and I am sure I will continue to look for books from Patricia Davids. Some writers just have that thing that draws you to them, and this is one of those authors for me.
So, while I find the Amish lifestyle pretty strange, I’ve found that with the right author I don’t mind reading about it.