Wednesday, October 15, 2014
AN UNSEEMLY WIFE Blog Tour + Giveaway
Not all journeys come to an end....
1867. Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count—a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho.
Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preacher’s wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie.
But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined she’d become….
I picked up a copy of this book because I enjoy reading stories of Amish life. One of my first authors who introduced me to really great Amish stories is Beverly Lewis. It has been a while since I have seen or read a good Amish story. Thus when I saw this book, I had to check it out. So glad that I did. It was amazing. I shared an close, instant and emotional connection with Ruth. Although I have to admit in the beginning I was not sure about her husband, Aaron. I thought he was just selfish and did not care about his wife and family. I was quickly put in my place and set straight. Aaron was a loving husband and father. The journey that the family took was breathtaking and scenic. It was like I was with them every step of the way. If you like Amish stories or are just looking for a good book to read then check out this book.
I have 1 copy to give away. US only. Leave a comment with your email address. Winner chosen Oct 24th