Kate Weaver was raised in an Amish home and has always been expected to choose baptism and strict observance of the Ordnung. But Kate is blessed with a beautiful singing voice, and when another path leads her to the academy for vocal training, she struggles to understand God’s will for her life. She returns to Apple Lake, haunted by a violent encounter with a fellow student, and finds herself drawn to the peace and devotion of her Amish home. But can she give up her dreams? Or will her calling forever separate her from the people and the way of life she holds so dear?
Nathaniel King has never wavered in his commitment to the community and the Old Order Amish Church into which he is baptized. He has been in love with Kate for as long as he can remember, and he is devastated when she leaves Apple Lake to attend the academy. When Kate returns, will she make his most profound hopes a reality—or will she break his heart all over again?
About the Author
Jennifer Beckstrand has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. After six children, Jennifer decided to pursue a career in writing. One of her manuscripts, Rachel’s Angel, won first place in two writing contests. Jennifer is a member of the RWA and coordinates the Utah RWA Great Beginnings Contest. She lives in Utah.
This is Jennifer Beckstrand's first book, and I was not sure what to expect a lot of the new Amish authors; just write the same stuff that has already been written, but not Jennifer. This was a very well written book and a new story worth reading. I enjoyed it. I got very upset at one point in the book but it all turned out okay. I loved the ending. This was a very easy read. I cannot wait to read book two!