Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FIRST tour: "A Stranger's Wish" (An Amish Farm Trilogy) by Gayle Roper

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

A Stranger's Wish (The Amish Farm Trilogy)

Harvest House Publishers; Original edition (February 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett - Print & Internet Publicist - Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***


Gayle Roper is the award-winning author of more than forty books and has been a Christy finalist three times. Gayle enjoys speaking at women’s events across the nation and loves sharing the powerful truths of Scripture with humor and practicality. She lives with her husband in southeastern Pennsylvania where Gayle enjoys reading, gardening, and her family.

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Product Details:

List Price: $10.99
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Original edition (February 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736925864
ISBN-13: 978-0736925860


My Opinion:

I was a bit perplexed by the size of this book and thinking the plot couldn't possibly be developed enough or the characters would have enough depth - once again I was very happy. This short book had it all - a great plot line and well developed characters that you felt yourself getting to know. Things didn't feel rushed as I read this, however since I do have first hand knowledge of Amish life some of the explanatory items did slightly bore me. For the reader that is new or knows nothing about the Amish the explanations are a big help in reading the book.

This book made me long for another trip to Amish country where I live for another stay, longer than 3 days though this time! While media tend to sensationalize the Amish and their lifestyle, they still have their share of problems and decisions that need to be made. Amish life is hard and this book also shows that part, it doesn't show the Amish life as being honky-dory - the characters all have some sort of problem that has to be dealt with but face it with faith.

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