Her Amish life was an asset for her, not a liability. Why did the English always see being Amish as a sort of prison, when the Amish were some of the freest people he’d ever met.
I have truly enjoyed this series “The Land of Promise” of Miriam Yoder. Her relationships with her parents, her sisters and her community depict the tension of relationships when life becomes hard. Miriam’s good fortune with her inheritance ended with her loss of her beloved in books one and two. Miriam has found home with her aunt and uncle in Oklahoma. Being the community’ school teacher has given her purpose and the community’s love. Because of that, she has caught the attention of an upcoming Bishop Mose Stoll looking for a new wife. Wanting to please God and her family, Miriam ignores the warning of her heart and continues what may be a loveless courtship with Mose. More tension comes in Miriam’s life when an English reporter Tyler Johnson does a people interest story on the Amish and the rebuilding of Clarita, Oklahoma after the tornado destroyed farms and life. Tyler is drawn to Miriam and her giving heart and Miriam finds herself drawn to him as well. Miriam knows that she has no future with Tyler and the English world but will she have a future with Mose. Two different men from two different worlds; Mose who gives her soul no rest or Tyler who brings the pieces of her soul together.
Miriam’s struggle of pleasing God at the expense of her well-being is what the world may not understand, however, it is never meant to be done alone. I loved how the community came together for the sake of her well being and the strength and peace that it brings.
A Special Thank You to Harvest House Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.