A true story of sacrifice when it comes to love! Seriously!! The turmoil and heart ache of it all was gut wrenching and so unbelievably wrong but so right. It's hard to put into words what I was feeling at the pivotal moment of this book!
Evanna had taken so many steps forward when it came to her relationship with Jake, but let's face it...the dude was a douche. Leaving Evanna to do what she had to do and face the facts when it came to their relationship. The whole introduction to her new life and new people was heart warming, hopeful, and inspiring. It was a bit refreshing to see a lead female role hold her own and speak her mind in those moments where some would be afraid of judgement and disappointment. There needs to be more Evanna's in the world!
My biggest groan and frustration with the book was my mind could not get a clear picture of Gideon!! I had to keep imagining him from the neck down as my visions of a bearded man went from one extreme to the other. Also, in Maine the Amish are VERY strict. No man not married has a beard nor do they allow tractors if any kinds. Even with the modification of horse power, wooden wheels etc. So this really effected my visual and annoyed the crap out of me!! I knew he was a gentle giant and I wanted like hell to envision looking up from the suspenders to his beautiful face, but I couldn't. My heart felt him though!! His POV left me with warm fuzzies and his words of wisdom left me with a grin. I wanted to hug the man myself...preferably while working in the rain on the fields *WINK*
This book is definitely a read in my opinion!