Not your traditional Amish fiction — and what a relief! I have just finished reading, Along Wooded Paths, book two in Tricia Goyer’s Big Sky Novel series. (I reviewed book one, Beside Still Waters, here.) My favorite thing about these books is the way Goyer depicts the Englischer community. In most Amish novels the Amish are portrayed as “good” while the “Englishers”, anyone not Amish, are portrayed as bad — and of course, if there is a villan in the book, he or she is an Englisher. In Tricia Goyer’s Big Sky Novel series, the Amish and the Englishers live, work, and socialize in the same circles and both communities have a mix of individuals who really are individual, and God-fearing. In fact, the Englischer, Ben, seems to have a closer relationship with God than anyone Marianne has ever known, which is why she is so drawn to him; but her heart belongs back home in Indiana with Aaron, doesn’t it?
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.
Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here and read an excerpt.
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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 visit www.triciagoyer.com
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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.
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