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Saturday, February 6, 2016
A Son's Vow
You know those books that make your chest ache when you read them? This is one of those. A small, Amish community is rocked by a terrible accident that takes 5 lives at the local lumber mill. Accusations are flung, and families of those lost are at odds with each other.
This is a huge obstacle between longtime friends, Lukas and Darla. Lukas is forced to step into his father's shoes and take over running the mill. Darla faces overwhelming responsibilities caring for her siblings, since her father's death proved to be more than her mother could bear.
This book tackles domestic violence from an unusual angle. Darla's brother is taking his grief and anger out on Darla, and leaving marks. Lukas tries to put a stop to it, but Aaron won't listen to him. Aaron finally snaps and accosts someone else, forcing him to admit there's a problem.
I enjoyed this book. I particularly like the sideline of Hannah, the sweet Amish girl who works as a nanny for an "Englisher" couple. While she's enjoying their baby boy, she's also starting to appreciate the virtues of their handsome next door neighbor. A Son's Vow is book 1 in The Charmed Amish Life series from Shelley Shepard Gray.
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