16 April 2012
Book Review Leah's Choice by Emma Miller
With dreams of marrying an Old Order Amish man, Leah Yoder plans on raising children in the peaceful Delaware community. But when Mennonite missionary Daniel Brown arrives to share his story with their church, Leah is fascinated by him. She spends time with Daniel in a forbidden courtship to learn how she truly feels about him. Before long, Leah has a choice to make. Should she stay with her community or leave with the man she believes God has placed in her life's path?
Thanks to netGalley for my review copy.
I have read a couple others in this series of Hannah's Daughters and have enjoyed the stories. If you haven't read the other books you will still follow this book. Leah has come home with her sister Rebecca from helping her grandmother in Ohio. In Ohio she had more freedom in a Amish District which wasn't quite as strict. Daniel is a Mennonite missionary which some of the Amish youth go to listen to. Leah watches the presentation and is moved by the pictures and stories Daniel told. The problem is Leah is Amish and Daniel is Mennonite. With the Amish they are set apart from the world where the Mennonite see there mission is to reach the world. I love the how the story showed both sides and the struggle Leah had. We also see her oldest sister Johanna who has a husband who has been abusive. We see this in earlier books and we see what happens again in this book. I appreciate the way Emma tackled this issue and didn't hide it.
What I love most about this book is that it is different from many other amish books. A good read.