The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
About the book:
Title: The Englisch Daughter
Author: Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
Release Date: April 21, 2020
A marriage is tested in this Old Order Amish novel of longing for renewed love and a path for forgiveness from the best-selling author of Gathering the Threads.
Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She’s set herself aside. Raising four children, she’s followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own.
But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone–and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman–her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy’s child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. At first, I didn’t really know how things might play out, or how deeply the authors might dive into Roy’s indescretions.
They covered the material beautifully and with an exceptional amount of reality. Jemima has so much to struggle through, and Roy has to learn some hard truths about himself. Their relationship was something to behold.
Would that we all could offer such grace in times of anger.
The secondary romance that developed in the midst of trouble lended a great deal of fun and mischief. I appreciated the authors choosing to keep the book balanced.
I recommend this book for all Amish fiction fans.
I requested a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.