My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Grace Byler leaves Bird-in-Hand in a fancy car to search for her mother in Ohio. But what if Lettie Byler doesn’t wish to be found? Meanwhile, Lettie continues her private quest to find the missing piece of her life. As clues take her from state to state, she is increasingly torn between the family she has left behind and the yearning for her long-lost child.
Struggling to come to terms with a grave medical diagnosis, Heather Nelson is determined to forgo traditional medicine–to her father’s chagrin–in hopes of finding answers and healing in Amish country. But first, she offers to drive her Amish friend, Grace Byler, to Ohio.
Will mother and daughter, and one seriously ill graduate student, find the answers they long for? Or will “the telling” cause them all further pain?
Meh, I think I might’ve had a little too much Amish fiction recently. The previous books were kind of soothing, but this one just felt like quilt- and making jam-yada yada to me. Also, it was a bit more religious than the previous two, which is not really my cup of tea.
I’m glad the story is finally wrapped up and all the loose endings were tied together, but really, I think it could’ve been told in 2 books as well. This one mostly involved prayers and heartaches and stretching the latter one out all over the book, to the point where I started to skim a little out of sheer annoyance/boredom. The last two chapters finally gave answers to the questions asked in book 1. Except for the health of Heather-part; that one was saved for the epilogue.