Thomas Nelson provided me with a free copy of Sarah’s Garden written by Kelly Long.
I enjoyed reading the book and learning about the Amish culture. This is the first book about the Amish people I have read. Since I love to garden, I decided it would be a good book to read. Sarah, the main character is torn between the love for an English man and being uprooted from her home and community. She is a kind young lady who wants to follow God’s plan for her life.
I loved the way the author used Amish words throughout the book. The author did a very good job of representing the Amish way of life. They are a very close knit group of people.
The part of the book I liked the least was the ending. I thought the author could have done a better job of making the ending more realistic. I was very disappointed to say the least. I also thought Grant showed very little respect for Sarah, he was in my opinion too pushy with his desire to win over her heart. I also felt he was way out of line for letting Sarah’s dad know he loved his daughter while in the hospital recovering from heart surgery. The author could have chosen a better time for Grant to reveal his feelings for Sarah. This was another part of the story that was very unrealistic.
In closing , I did learn a lot about Amish culture and their language, that part was very enjoyable.