Review: A Sister's Wish
`A Sister's Wish` is an inspirational Amish novel written by Shelley Shepard Gray. It is the third novel in `The Charmed Amish Life` series. This novel is suitable for fans of the Amish or anyone interested in the Amish. The language is clear and concise. There is a map of Charm, Ohio to guide you as you read.
Simon Hochstetler had saved up money for this one particular day. The day he would run away from home tired of the drastic beatings he received from his father. Not sure where he was going he just had to leave. His friend Amelia Kinsinger was going to miss him.
After Simon left home at the age of fifteen he engaged in all sorts of illegal activities.Then several years later his activities caught up with him. He was with some guys who stole a car so he was arrested too. (see page 20). I could relate to his story because at age 16 I helped highjack a car. The car overheated, so we had to pay to get it fixed or go to court. We got the car fixed. Simon paid the price for committing the crime and he made restitution. He regretted his actions and was forgiven.
Amelia's mom passed away when Amelia was seven and her dad perished not too long ago in a lumber mill fire. Her brother left town soon after their father died. While taking care of the family farm she was bitten by a snake and kicked by a horse. So now her hand hurt something awful and she couldn't put weight on her foot. Simon found her in this condition when he went to call on her.
My favorite part of this novel was when the Kinsinger family came back together after going their separate ways when their father died. It was hard for all the children. But now they have found their way back home and into each other's arms.
I think the ending of this novel is perfect. Making this a great novel from beginning to end. I recommend this novel to fans of the Amish and those interested in the Amish.
Shelley Shepard Gray is a "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."