Will returning to their Amish roots renew their faith in each other?
Isaac and David never thought they’d go back to the Amish world. But when Isaac’s younger brother is stricken with cancer, they don’t hesitate to return. Their relationship is on the rocks after insecurity and fear drove a wedge between them in San Francisco, and David is determined to make things right. Yet if they thought navigating “English” life was confusing, being back in Zebulon is even more complicated.
Their families are desperate to bring them back into the fold, and pressure from the community builds. Isaac and David yearn for a future together, but each day it becomes harder to hide the truth about who they really are. They’re caught between two worlds, and if they’re not careful it could tear them further apart.
Can Isaac and David make their way back to each other—and find a place to call home?
(if you haven’t read Books 1&2, go do that before you read this review.)
The fact I read all three books in this series in three days should tell you how much these books grabbed me.
In book 1, A Forbidden Rumspringa, we read about the beginning of Isaac and David’s relationship from Isaac’s pov. In book 2, A Clean Break, we saw them begin to tip over the edge as two Amish men try to find their way in the big city of San Francisco. Now, in book 3, Andrews brings us full circle.
Book 2 ended off with Isaac and Aaron gone to Minnesota and David having to run after them. Why? Nathan has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and the only possibility of saving him is if one of his family members is a bone marrow transplant match. Talk about stress.
Told from alternating POVs, Isaac and David re-enter their old society, come to terms with certain things, and find out their parents are more human than they’d thought. I suffered with Aaron and Isaac, David and Mary. I even suffered for the Deacon who is drowning in hatred he can’t get over. Once again Andrews does an exceptional job of bringing the truth about how a community would operate while not demeaning the religion behind it.
With their families and church set upon them returning and home feeling so much like…home, will our two boys stay in Zebulon? Or go back to San Fransisco? You’ll find out in this final part of the trilogy. Now, have you read them? No? Well, buy all three because once you start, you won’t want to stop until it’s done.
I loved this series, and not just for the series itself, but because it left me with the feeling of family. I love Isaac, David, Aaron, Jen, and June. But I also love their extended families. I want to know what’s going to happen with Ephraim and what Nathan will do when he hits 18. And Anna? Well, we know what’s happened with her, but I love the fact that their stories are continuing, that somewhere in the ether, they are growing and moving onward.
These were my first stories by Keira Andrews, but I doubt they will be my last.
5 stars for all three books!