Goyer has posted a teaser from the next book in the series that has me on edge and anxiously waiting the its release. She is enjoying this very much; so much so, she even sneaks out one night in order to go to the prayer meeting. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. From his actions in the first book, he didn't quite win me over, and despite the brownie points he earned in this book, I'm hoping that readers get more of his background and insights in the next part of the story. Tension elevates when the Amish man Marianna thought she was going to marry in Indiana arrives in her Montana town.
Marianna also returns to Indiana to help care for Naomi and prepare for the her and Levi's wedding The book ends with Marianna returning to Indiana. . But of course, where would an Amish novel be without a pinch of romance? By doing so gives us the true meaning of this complete story. I love this series so much because of the way it is written. That would be neat to have a discussion on the romantic angles in this book - isn't the choice just agonizing?? She struggled between loving him and loving Ben. I hope for Amish Fiction lovers you get the opportunity to read this series and treasure it! What I did not like: I struggled to get into this book.
Other than those small items, I enjoyed the read. Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. We watch as she opens her heart to bits of the Englisch English way of life and starts to see that being friends with those outside your own community is possible. Instead, the epilogue ended with the next day with a very open-ended feel to it. 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. Marianna faces a very difficult choice that will affect her and everyone who loves her. The question about where the religious beliefs of the English play into how the Amish view them is up for grabs in this book.
Will this enforced lengthy visit win her heart back to Aaron? Instead, the epilogue ended with the next day with a very open-ended feel to it. And from an Englisch coworker who is a struggling, young, single mother, something about the loneliness and struggle to keep a home warm and a child fed that can confront those without the strong, close-knit family and community support she takes for granted. During the time apart, Aaron has tried to forget Marianna and tried seeing another local girl Naomi, but deep down inside, Aaron has his heart set on Marianna. As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. Amish romance Along Wooded Paths is the second in the series by Tricia Goyer. As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. Also struggling with questions of Faith, should she stay Amish, if so should she stay in Montana or move to Indiana? Marianna is being drawn closer to Ben.
Because they are a small group, they have much more interaction with their English neighbors than is typically true in larger Amish settlements. Do they go through with their plans? This is the second book in the Amish Big Sky series with the first be If you have read any Amish fiction, then you know based on the Amish lifestyle and principles that most Amish that stay within their church communities, marry other Amish people. About the book: All she wanted was a simple Amish life. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of Family Life. Just as Marianna was beginning her rumspringa and finally got the attention of Aaron Zook, her parents uprooted themselves and moved to Montana. At least she felt her heart is where it should be with God. She really likes him, but there is still Aaron back in Indiana to whom she has pledged her heart to, yet she is finding she really likes it in Montana.
Marianna contines to work in the store in Montana. How many days 'til April 1, 2012, Tricia. She is as excited by the release as I am! But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Marianna has strong feelings for an Englisch man but to leave her community goes against everything she believes in. She wanted to do the right thing but her heart was getting in the way. I feel no burning desire to do so at this point. I love Amish stories that take me beyond the borders of Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Indiana where most Amish stories are set.
Pick up your copy at your local store! My only complaint of this book is the romance or lack of romance. I wish there was a slight note about who this June-Sevenies is. How it becomes clear to her the Englischers love God just as much in their own way. Yet, a surprise visit from her male friend back home leaves her in a position of having to make a choice -- the Englischer she met in Montana who taught her to really know her Savior, or the Amish man from back home whom she always believed she'd marry. I can't wait to see what Tricia has in store for her readers next.
I was frankly bored with the story, despite the fact that it set itself up to be similar to the old Sunfire romances I used to read as a young girl. Later towards the end of the book, we see Aaron come to Montana to see Marianna. I can not wait till the next one comes out!! Oh, and there's not one triangle, but two. Marianna stayed in Montana with her family instead of returning to Indiana and Aaron like she had planned. Losing two daughters in a buggy accident and her brother Levi walking away from the Amish life.
It was such a turnaround from the previous novel! How Marrianna faith in God grew when she was growing up all she knew was the amish faith was the only faith that would get you into heaven until she came to montana did she see a different way. I have to admit, I did feel like I was starting the story in the middle of something. I highly recommend this book to fans of Amish fiction and Christian romance. Along Wooded Paths continues the story of Marianna and her family after their move to Montana. She would never hear of this, though, even though deep down this very same thought has crossed her mind, and she has wondered if perhaps she might love him. We often close our minds to new things especially if it involves religion and our roots.