Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Abiding Mercy by:Ruth Reid

 Abiding Mercy
About the Book:
Faith faces an impossible situation: Should she do the right thing and bring heartache to nearly everyone she knows or deny her true self and always wonder . . . what if?

Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full-time in her parents’ restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community—and the romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon.

When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married.

But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped fifteen years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.

Suddenly the community Faith has known her whole life seems unreal. Can she even trust her own family? And how will she ever find home again if she no longer belongs in the world she knows best?


My Review:
 Oh, what a sad, sad story that will immediately grip you to no end. Faith is living a double life without even knowing she is. The world that she has always known is starting to crumble at her feet. She has always loved her life up until now. She has always felt torn. Her sister and she don't get a long very well and she feels that her sisters attitude towards their Amish life is not where it should be and that drives the two of them further apart.

 Faith's parents are in a buggy accident and the issues with her sister make her want to run away and get married so she can move on with her life but the boy that holds her interest, Gideon finds something in the local paper that makes an even bigger disruption to her already chaotic life. Something that will threaten Faith's future.

 A very good read that will leaving you hanging on to the very end.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.