“Letters to Katie” by Kathleen Fuller, book review
This is the newest in the Middlefield Family Novels and we see many of the same characters as in previous books. Katherine Yoder has had her eye on Johnny Mullet since they were children in school together, and he has disappointed her so many times that she thinks she should give up, but does not want to, quite yet. Johnny wants to prove to himself, his family and community that he can make something of himself, so he buys a small farm to begin his dream a horse farm.
Meanwhile, Sawyer and Laura, who we met in the previous book, are preparing for marriage, but this decision seems to be complicated by both of their families. Sawyer’s grandmother, Cora, wants him to return to New York and run the family business. While Laura’s family is concerned that she is rushing into marriage to quickly again and will be hurt.
This novel is easy to read and enjoyable. The strong family ties that we often see in Amish communities was very evident in this book. And the ability of the community to care for those in and out of their bounds was quite refreshing. While this book will stand alone, it is better read after the previous ones in the series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson. All opinions expressed are my own.