“Ties that Binds” by Cindy Woodsmall, book review
Ariana loves being Amish and is comfortable in her family. But her lifelong dream is to own her own restaurant. She has been saving for years to buy an abandoned café’ in town. And now it is almost time. She must have all the money by the end of the month.
Quill left the Amish 5 years ago. While everyone in the community has abided by the bann, Quill has rendered services to other Amish who have considered leaving. Sometimes they decide to stay but if they decide to leave, Quill and his brothers have a system to help make the transition a smooth one.
Now Quill is helping Ariana purchase her cafe’. And he is helping her parents determine if there was a mix up at the time Ariana and her brother Abram were born. It is a complicated and quite possibly life changing for both Ariana and the other girl, who was raised by and English family.
This is an easy to read book that deals with the conflict often experienced with the Amish and English, and how they interact. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.