Friday, October 21, 2016
Litfuse Review: Christian's Hope by:Ervin R. Stutzman
About the Book:
When Christian Hochstetler returns to the Amish after seven years in captivity, he finds that many things have shifted. Captured as a child during the French and Indian War, Christian has spent much of his life among Native Americans, who cared for him and taught him their ways. Now that Christian is home, his father wants him to settle back into their predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian's budding friendship with Orpha Rupp beckons him to stay as well.
Yet Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family--who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?
"Christian's Hope" tells the story of the younger brother of Joseph and son of Jacob, whom readers have come to love in the first two books in the Return to Northkill series. Based on actual events and written by a descendant of the Hochstetler family, "Christian's Hope" brings the sweeping epic of the Return to Northkill series to a soul-stirring end.
This is a very neat story! It is written from a different perspective than your typical Amish fiction. Christian Hochstetler has just returned to a life that in a sense has been forgotten. He was captured as a child during the French and Indian War, so he basically grew up around native Americans. Amish people and their beliefs are very much different than the native Americans he is use to.
Going back to a life that you can barely remember is not so easy for Christian, his parents expect him to mesh right back in to life before he was captured but it's not going so well for Christian and he has even had thoughts about returning to the only family he has ever know.
Come join the fans of the Northkill series as they find out the final end to series and the fate of Christian. Will he be able to return to the life that beckons him or the one he left behind?
The author gives you a different take on Amish life with this addition to the series. It was a soul stirring end and perfect balance to the rest of the series.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.