Ben Zook had only two loves in his life: books and birds. In a stroke of
good fortune, he'd stumbled onto a way to cobble together those two
loves into a career, writing books about rare birds. He was as free as a
bird--until a chase for a rare White-winged Tern takes him to the one
place on earth he planned to never return: his Amish home in Stoney
Desperate for photographs of the elusive tern, Ben hires a local field guide, Micah Weaver, and boards at Micah's farm, planning to "bag the bird" and leave Stoney Ridge before anyone recognizes him. But he neglected to plan for Micah's sister, Penny. One long-ago summer, Penny had introduced Ben to birding, even sharing with him a hidden eagle aerie. That eagle became his spark bird--the one that inspired his lifelong love.
Ben. He was Penny's spark bird. That was when she knew true love. She'd always hoped Ben would come back to Stoney Ridge. Back to his Amish roots. Back to her. The only problem? Ben has absolutely no memory of Penny.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher welcomes her readers to the Amish community at Stoney Ridge in this engaging story of discovering just who the rare birds are in life.
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I loved this book, what a great book of acceptance of the differences in people, and being able to move on in a different community.
Now I'll admit that I am a birder, and yes, I've seen most of the birds mentioned, except for that Tern! Of course, most I've seen in their abundant locations.
Loving and accepting a person for whom they are, yes, they had to move, but not far, and we get to see them blossom. Others are still searching when they arrive, and yet, not really realizing what they are looking for, but God knows. We see the part of the Amish faith and Christian faith, that is hard but necessary, forgiveness, and we see how this plays out.
A read you don't want to miss!
I received this book though Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.