Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ties That Bind

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. 

Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.  
Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.      

Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series.

I have always loved reading fiction books about the Amish as I am intrigued by their strong family and community bonds and their humble living and hard work. This book started off fairly slow and at first I struggled to keep interest. However, I kept reading and the storyline picked up and so did the excitement! 

Once I reached the middle of the book I had a hard time putting it down! Now that I have completed the book I am crushed because I NEED the next book of this series to find out what happens with Ariana, Quill, and young, lost Skylar! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from The opinions expressed here are my own and I am not expected to give a positive critique nor am I paid review.