Emma decided long ago that she was going to marry Isaac Stoltzfus. Since the young age of ten, she dreamt of being Isaac s wife, of fixing up a small farm house, of raising boppli together. But now, Isaac s Rumschpringe has introduced him to new ways and much to Emma s dismay, Isaac seems to be enjoying them. Is the man Emma now sees in Isaac the same man she fell in love with all those years ago? He seems more like a stranger who wears jeans and a short haircut and listens to rock music. He has moved out of his parents home, gotten a job, and worse, wants Emma to join him in the Englisch world. How can she possibly leave behind her family, friends, church and all the dreams she once had for her future with Isaac? But if she loves him, how can she not? Emma is at a crossroads. And her decision will change her life forever."
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A story that really could happen in any culture, boy loves girl, and girl doesn’t want to loose boy she loves. Does she move in with him without the benefit of marriage, knowing that doing so she will be looked down by the people of her faith, and for her to compromise her beliefs? What a choice for her, she is at the crossroads in her decision, and no one should have to choose love or loose all that she cherishes.
This is living in an Amish culture, and shunning is what will happen to Emma if she chooses to move in and live with her childhood sweetheart Isaac. Can see how Emma felt her world was crashing down around her, and how she chooses.
We learn and experience a lot of good learning life lessons here, and we also experience some very serious decisions. Some are so heart breaking, and others are very scary. We enter into the lives of several of people and learn how their faith enters into each of their decisions, and others we hope will learn to lean on God.
Come along and enjoy emersion in Amish society and see the life changing decisions being made. Will each of our new friends make the right choices or will we be saying goodbye? I enjoyed reading this book, and my heart ached for some of the choices, and life happenings here. Enjoy!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Abingdon Press, and was not required to give a positive review.