Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Piecing It All Together (Plain Patterns, #1) by Leslie Gould

When Savannah Mast's fiance dumps her a week before their wedding, she flees California for the safety of her Amish grandmother's farm near Nappanee, Indiana. She's not planning on staying long but becomes unexpectedly entangled in the search for a missing Amish girl. She can't leave--especially not when her childhood friend Tommy Yoder is implicated as a suspect.

When Savannah accompanies her grandmother to Plain Patterns, a nearby quilt shop, the owner and local historian, Jane Berger, relates a tale about another woman's disappearance back in the 1800s that has curious echoes to today.

Inspired by the story, Savannah does all she can to find the Amish girl and clear Tommy's name. But when her former fiance shows up, begging her to return to California and marry him after all, she must choose between accepting the security of what he has to offer or continuing the complicated legacy of her family's faith.


About The Author

Leslie Gould is the #1 bestselling and Christy Award-winning author of thirty novels. She received her MFA from Portland State University and teaches writing at Warner Pacific University. Leslie enjoys traveling, hiking, and history. She and her husband, Peter, are the revolving-door parents of four children and two cats. Visit her at http://www.lesliegould.com/.  

My Review

Did ever wonder where you really came from, and how you got to where you are today? This story broadens the horizons as a young woman's life falls apart, all her dreams and plans end in a phone call, and she goes to comfort, her Grandmother in Amish Country Indiana.
This young woman is what they call English, but her roots are Amish and she is thrown into the past with wonderful stories told by the local quilt shop Amish Woman, also a distant relative, but we are heading back to the original settlers of this are of the country.
This story is rich in history, but with flashes to today and some very tough subjects, with family dynamics, and history repeating itself in a good way.
This is the beginning of a new series, and the author did a wonderful job of pulling me in, both current and past times in the same area. You won't be lost as we go from present to past as they transition is Jane telling you a story as you visit, and picking up on the next meeting.
I can't wait for the next book!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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