Book Description: When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between loving a man and losing her family.
Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the Englisch.
Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community's new Englisch veterinarian, Grant Williams. His blue-gold eyes and his obvious concern for her people attract her immediately. Sarah seeks solace and direction from the Lord as she creates a quilt pattern which details her struggle between two worlds.
The Lord is guiding Sarah to follow His will, but will she listen?
My Review: After taking a sabbatical from reading "Amish" books I have been pleasantly surprised by the new authors. Yes, I think ALOT has been written about the Amish (maybe too much). However, Sarah's Garden is a light, quick, interesting read. Sometimes, people step outside of their box quite by accident. That's Sarah. She loves growing food to keep people healthy and happy. And her garden is a lovely, happy place. She is also a novice in the area of men and love. But she knows and trusts that God is leading her. It's interesting that the "English" are not usually accepted into the Amish community. The Amish "fear" that the English will corrupt them. Good point. I, too, wonder if I wouldn't be a better person without my cell phone, TV, mixer, car, and computer. Well . . . okay.
Maybe not without my mini van or computer. Anyway, Sarah contemplates, just as I did, how the English way of life will change her. Can Sarah choose? Will she follow her heart or seek her family's ways? Of course, she'll make a decision but you'll need to read this 5 star book to find out what she decides.
*I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson Publishing (BookSneeze)*