Saturday, October 8, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway Info: Along Wooded Paths

About the book
All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.
As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.
Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.
Read my review of  book 1, Beside Still Waters, here:

My thoughts

When I wrote my review of Beside Still Waters, I stated that I hoped there would be a sequel because there were several loose ends.  I was not disappointed with this sequel.  All of the loose ends of the first book were tied up, well mostly, but there are new loose ends that have my interest piqued for the next installment.  Marianna is still on her spiritual journey, but has most of it figured out.  Her dilemma in this book is deciding which man to choose.  It was kind of like the Amish Bachelorette when she gets to the final two.  She is truly torn between Ben and Aaron and they both have their own pluses and minuses.  In the end she makes a decision, but I am not certain that she is certain about it.  I found it difficult to put the book down and I am eagerly awaiting the next sequel.  However, I need to state that while this is part of a series, you can read this book without having read the first one.  There is enough back story given through the book to update a new reader, but I still recommend reading the first book because together they are even better.  You can see what others are saying about the book here:

About the author

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock , Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
For more about Tricia and her other books

About the giveaway
Come to a Facebook Party and Live Author Chat! 
Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.
Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes.  My opinion is my own and was not influenced by anyone else.

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