Monday, March 7, 2016
Amish Sweethearts is the second book in the Neighbors of Lancaster County series by Leslie Gould, and it was one of my favorite books about the Amish because it shows the relationship between an Amish girl, Lila, and her plain neighbor, Zane. Zane enters the military when he realizes he has no future with Lila since she refuses to move away with him, and she is planning to marry within the Amish community. Although they’re separated by distance, their feelings for one another do not fade.
Although I didn’t read the first book in this series, I was able to follow along with this book and really connect with all of the characters. It did take me a little bit of time before I could tie all of the relationships and names together since there were a lot of characters mentioned within the first few chapters. After I got past that point, I really enjoyed reading about Lila, Zane, and the rest of the people in their community. Simon’s story was also interesting because I do not know of any Amish entering into the military.
Since I was such a fan of this book, I am looking forward to reading future books in this series. I may even go back and read the first book so I can see how the characters got to the point they are in the second book in this series.
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