Friday, July 6, 2012

The Gifted




Jessamine Brady has lived in Harmony Hill Village. Although, she loves her Amish brothers and sisters, Jessamine has never felt like she really belonged. Jessamine's world gets turned upside down when she and Sister Annie go marching through the woods for berries. They hear a gun shot and then they see a man lying in the road. The man has amensia and is an outsider. Jessamine convinces Sister Annie to allow them to bring back the man to their world. AS time passes, Jessamine becomes attracted to Tristan. THis will come at a high price as Jessamine will have to decide if she wants to stay or leave.


Ever since reading Angel Sister by Ann, I have been a fan of hers. I have since read several other books by her. This is my second Amish themed book. I have been fascinated by the Amish and always thought they made for good reading.

While, I did like this book, I did feel like the pressure that Jessamine had on her to stay and become a Shaker was a bit too much. It turned me off some from the book. Jessamine had a nice personality however, it was easy to see that she did not belong in the Amish world with her sisters and brothers. I like that she was respectable to the ways and did try. Although, I did like Jessamine and Tristan. As if dating is hard enough. I can not imagine doing it the Amish way. The romance between Jessamine and Tristan was a sweet one. Ann really did a good job of detailing the Amish way and the world. The diary entries I did like reading. Overall, not a bad book. Just wanted a little less details and this book read longer then it needed to be.

“Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”




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