Saturday, September 18, 2010

Running Around (and Such)

Lizzie Glick is the youngest in the family. It seems she can never do anything right. She is always getting yelled at. Lizzie just wants to make friends and not be in rush to grow up like her two sisters, Emma and Mandy.

Lizzie’s Dat informs his family that they are moving. They are going to move to a farm and become farmers. Lizzie’s Ma is not thrilled and worries how this move with affect Emma and Mandy. Lizzie is forced to help work when her Ma gets sick and ends up in the hospital. How will Lizzie handle the pressures of going from a young girl into a lady?

Running Around (and Such) is book one in Lizzie Searches for Love series. I enjoy reading about the old country and the Amish people. One of my favorite authors who’s books feature Amish people is Beverly Lewis. When I saw that author Linda Byler had a new series focused around the Amish, I had to check it out.

Unfortunately, I didn’t care for it as much as I had hoped. I couldn’t find a connection with the characters. I slightly felt for Lizzie but not enough to sustain me throughout the whole book. At times I felt she needed to grow up and quit complaining. Other times I thought everyone was really mean towards her. There are eight of Lizzie’s favorite recipes included in the back of this book. Overall, I give this book three stars. There was a glimmer of hope in this book. I may try Linda Byler again in the future.

1 comment:

Staci said...

Hi Cheryl,
I found your blog because I was looking for a favorable review to link to for my review of this one tomorrow. I really didn't like it either so I wanted to balance out my poor rating with some other thoughts. I felt exactly the same way as you did and I will not be reading any more from this series.
Great review.