Momma Ebersol is dead, and Leah has assumed that role for her two youngest siblings. Sadie has returned home and is in her Proving period. Lyddie is just approaching teen years and Leah fears for her safety in the Amish community since her friends seem to be Mennonite. However, a turn of events between Sadie and Leah keep the reader on edge. An old letter reappears after all these years. A letter that would have made the difference in several lives many, many moons ago. But can it now, or is it too late?
Intermarriage has brought too many negative situations and several communities are thinking of a solution. Can any of them really work? Will our Jonas be involved when some of the local boys are sent to his area in Ohio? Will Jonas' position under the Bann prevent him from a happy future?
Dr. Schwartz, an Englisher, figures HIGHLY in this fourth installment. Leah is still working for him and his wife and she is close to finding out the real truth about some long held secrets. What she finally learns is almost more than she can bear and which the reader would never have guessed for the author kept some secrets through all 4 books.
Sadie is a widow, a motherless woman who is contrite but depressed with her lot in life. Why would a wild teen period have such long lasting results? A huge surprise involves Lizzie, known to all the family as Aunt. Yet, another secret goes unrevealed.
Beverly compressed so much interesting, intriguing knowledge into the last few pages that I am certain she cannot end this series without book 5. HOw about it Mrs. Lewis?
Thanks for another spell-binder.