by Dee Yoder
Leah Raber has made a decision to escape the oppressive Amish community in which she was born. She decides to make a fresh start among the less strict Amish in Holmes County, Ohio. At first, it appears she has made the right decision, but soon, the same spiritual questions which plagued her when she left the Amish two years before are back. Being born Amish has led to her desire to try again to live the life and follow the Ordnung. Can she make a life for herself, with the help of her Amish beau, in a "higher" church? Is it possible to rely only on grace, and not works, and still be Amish? What happens when her decisions bring the church officials to her door, once again? Is the gossip surrounding her true? Is it really possible to live an easier life in any Amish community?
In this second in a series about the stricter and more reclusive, Amish Old Order and Swartzentruber sects, Leah struggles to succeed as an Amish young lady in the New Order sect, as her soul wars with her desire to wholly follow Christ.
This novel and the previous novel, The Miting, are based upon the real life experiences of my former Amish friends.