My Cousin's Prayer is book 2 of the Indiana Cousins series. I am thinking that maybe I should have ordered the first book to get an introduction of the story because there seems to be a flow. But this book can also be read as a stand-alone since you will find lots of information related to the first book to give you a little bit of the history of the characters. Still, I would have preferred having the first book - what can I say I love reading a series in order... *grin*
I wasn't awed with the story. Somehow, I was hoping that it would be similar to other Amish stories I've read in the past (including some from the author). But it wasn't. I was disappointed. It reminded me a little bit of Harlequin books. In this particular story, there is a young Amish lady who is putting too much effort to conquer the heart of a particular Amish guy. Way too much effort for my taste. Not at all what I have come to know from the Amish way of life. She also display jealousy as well as gossip around town against her rival. I was a bit disturbed about this. And in the end, she seems to switch her attention to another Amish guy. My thoughts when this happened was "Here we go again....".
However, I must say that I enjoyed learning from other kind of trades that Amish can have - like a bike shop (which makes sense) as well as a stamping store. I would love to go in an Amish Stamping store and discover how they make scrapbooks and cards. Maybe sitting down with them to make cards as well. I would love that. So next time I go to an Amish area, I might do a search on the internet to see if there is such a store.
I'm quite surprise by my own reaction with this book as I usually LOVE Amish novels. But as I write this I must come to the conclusion that this book is perfect for anyone who like romance novel. I like a bit more of mystery and adventure in my books.