Reckless Heart by Amy Clipston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I so enjoy visiting with the Kauffman family, I've come to know them. We are visiting with Lydia Bontrager and her struggles. Her baby sister Ruthie is diagnosed with Leukemia and the family is very worried and financially strapped.
Besides the worry about her sister she is at a crossroad as to what she want to do...be a teacher or work in her Grandmother Elizabeth's bakery? She is also facing some challenges from some decisions she made, and really regrets. At 16 she takes on the role of an adult, filling in her Mom who has to go to the hospital and stay with Ruthie. So Besides working full time, she has a full time job being a Mother to her two other younger siblings.
The Amish Community rallies around the family, and the prayer chains are active...including the new "English" neighbors. With the new neighbors comes a boy Lydia's age...Tristan. You will be wondering who she is going to end up with?? Tristan, life long friend Joshua, or trouble Mahlon?
Another great read by Amy Clipston...Enjoy!
I received this book from Netgalley and the Publisher Zondervan.