Synopsis from Goodreads:
Judith Miller’s Novels Offer a Fascinating Look inside the Amana Colonies
Joining the communal society of the Amana Colonies isn’t what Jancey Rhoder planned for her future, but when unforeseen circumstances force her family to make some difficult decisions, she chooses to give up her teaching position in a Kansas City orphanage and move with her parents to Iowa.
Her besotted suitor, Nathan Woodward, isn’t at all happy about the move and is determined to get Jancey to change her mind. And Jancey herself isn’t sure what she’s gotten herself into when the simple life of the Amana Colonies means she’ll be assigned a job and may have to give up teaching for good. Will Nathan woo her back to the city, or will she be forever changed by the mysterious events and new relationships that await her in the quiet villages of the Amana Colonies–and decide to make this unique place her forever home?
This book looked good from the cover which it was just that, good. I didn’t think it was a 5 star novel, but it could be because this was a second book in a series. I didn’t have background information to know what the Amana colonies were. After a little research, i knew what it was, but I really don’t like to research to read a book! I did like the book and the characters. Jancey was a good character, but could’ve had a little more depth to the character. Overall, I liked the book. I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Bethany House Publishing.