Saturday, August 31, 2013
A Simple Change
I very much enjoy Judith Millers books, so I was really looking foward to reading this one as well. I've only had the opportunity to read a few books regarding the Amana colonies, so I was pretty interested in reading this book!
Right away (as it is with Miller's other books) I was able to settle into a nice easy flow while reading the story. Miller has a knack for getting her reader to to feel at home with her characters, and her characters are portrayed in a very likable and straight forward manner.
Due to the health issues of her mother, the Rhoder family all move back to the Amana colonies (where Jancey's mother and father were from) where Jancey's mother wishes to spend her final days among a simpler people and a simpler lifestyle. For Jancey it's bittersweet, while she wants to spend her mother's remaining days together, she knows it'll be quite hard saying goodbye to the children at the orphanage she teaches at. Jancey also struggles to learn the customs and rules of the colonies and what she's expected to do while on the colony.
I enjoyed this book! It was really well written and had such a great flow to it. Like always Miller's book was heart felt and heartwarming! As well there was a measure of a message in there that didn't come across as preachy!
I would 100% recommend this book!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".