Monday, April 9, 2012

An Uncommon Grace by Serena Miller

Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war, and keep her teenage brother out of trouble.
When Levi Troyer meets Grace, he is at his most vulnerable. His stepfather has been murdered and his mother wounded by intruders. Grace saves his mother's life and Levi is more than thankful. However, any relationship between them is forbidden by his faith.
Even before meeting Grace, Levi had begun to question some of the teachings of his ultra-conservative Amish sect. He has considered leaving, but knows he will be banned forever from having contact with his younger siblings and widowed mother-who need him to survive. Grace is struggling with trying to figure out how to live her life without the man she has grown to love. Meanwhile, a murderer must be caught. Will love and justice prevail?
My Thoughts:
This book is certainly a very modern Amish meets English book. Set in the present day, Grace has been serving overseas in Afghanistan as a military nurse. When she comes home to help care for her grandmother, she meets her grandmother’s neighbors, the Troyer’s. Levi Troyer and his family are Swartzentruber Amish, the strictest and most isolated Amish sect. Thus, when Levi meets Grace, he is not just discouraged from getting to know Grace, he is forbidden. Yet family emergencies bring them together and causes both to take a hard look at their lives.
I normally don’t love the traditional Amish book, but this book was far from the traditional Amish book. I give it 4.5 stars!
I received this book from Howard books for the purpose of this review.

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