“Beside Still Waters” by Trcia Goyer, book review, A Big Sky Novel #1
Marianna was born following a buggy accident that killed her two older sisters. For her whole life she has tried to make up for the 2 lives that were lost. But she cannot make up for the two girls. When she has finally is ready to leave home and start her own family, her parents decide to move the family to Montana. Montana? There are just a few Amish in Montana, but it would be a chance to start over. In Montana no one would know about her other sisters. After much anguish, Marianna decides to obey her parents and accompany her family to Montana.
Montana…It is beautiful! And after a couple of weeks there, Marianna is learning to like this new home. There are a lot of English and surprisingly, has found them to be nice. Especially the driver who picked the up at the train station. Ben. Ben Stone. He is not familiar with Amish traditions, but seems so nice.
As the weeks go on, Marianna begins to find peace in Montana. But what about returning home? Aaron, her beau, is finishing his cabin, their cabin, and expects her to return home. She is unsure of her future? What is the right thing to do?
I enjoyed this book, and am eagerly waiting to discover what happens to Marianna, Ben and the rest of the Montana Amish community.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, B and H Publishing. All opinions expressed are my own.