Set during the civil war, the author weaves a tale about learning to trust God with everything that concerns us. Ruby is different from every Amish girl in the community. With her red hair and bold attitude to match she always speaks her mind. Not ready to keep the promise she made to her friend because she feels unworthy, she settles for compromise. Gideon too has been affected by the war, escaping after being a prisoner he wants to keep family safe and as far way from the war as possible. He’s fighting his own demons too and running scared. He wants to handle everything even though he can’t. Both of them carrying burdens of guilt and feeling undeserving. I liked their growth process realizing first of all that God has forgiven them and all they need to do is accept his forgiveness and give him their guilt. The war affected everyone and the author puts a spotlight on the Amish and how the reacted to it. Although not always ideal turning the other cheek was the teaching they lived by. Caring for your enemy even if he has hurt you. With lessons on forgiveness for your fellow man, redemption and faith, this was a wonderful book.
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