Hannah Yoder loves her quiet life on the banks of the Conestoga Creek. In 1842, this corner of Lancaster County is settled and peaceful--yet problems lurk beneath the placid faade. Hannah's father worries about the spread of liberal ideas from their Mennonite and Brethren neighbors. And Hannah blames herself for a tragedy that struck their home nine years ago. She strives to be the one person who can bind the threads of her family together in spite of her mother's ongoing depression and her sister's rejection of their family. But her world is threatening to unravel.
When two young men seek her hand in marriage--one offering the home she craves and the other promising the adventure of following God's call west--Hannah must make a choice. Faithfully perform her duties to her family? Or defy her father and abandon her community?
Review by Blanche Mancuso
I have read many stories about the Amish before but author, Jan Drexler takes a very positive view of the Amish history which I really enjoyed. This book showcases a wonderful story of the choices Hannah has to make and how they affect her family. She manages to be a true friend to both her family and friends. This book makes you feel like you are walking right beside Hannah on her journey through it all. I love the way the story was written and would highly recommend this book to all readers, especially those who enjoy the Amish lifestyle. Which if you have not read a book by this author before, now is the perfect time as this book is book one in this series. This author has probably become my favorite for Amish stories.