“Fraying at the Edge” by Cindy Woodsmall, book review- The Amish of Summer Grove book 2.
Ariana is forced to leave the Old Order Amish life and the only family she has known, because her newly discovered biological father is threatening a lawsuit against the midwife who delivered her. That night, there was a fire and in the escape, two baby girls were mixed up and given to the wrong families. Now, 20 years later, both families are trying to decide how to get to know a new daughter, and still love the daughter they raised.
Skylar, grew up in a middle class home with all the modern conveniences and opportunities. But she has fallen into a problem with drugs, so her father takes this opportunity to give her an ultimatum: go to rehab or go live with the Amish. Neither option sounds good to her, but she figures she can get drugs and later escape the Amish, so she moves to Summer Grove to meet her biological family.
Both young ladies have a difficult time adjusting to their new surrounding, but both are able to overcome many obstacles and when given the opportunity to return to their former lives, both realize they have changed!
This was an interesting book about the obstacles that the separation that the Old Order Amish require of their members, and the way families are broken apart when a member choses to leave. This is book #2 in the series, but there is enough background given that you can enjoy it without reading number #1. However, this book ends quite abruptly, so I am ready to read #3 so see how this all ends.
Disclaimer: I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.