After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientele expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?
At first this book was a bit confusing since it switched narratives without warning. However, I truly enjoyed reading this novel.
It's very understandable why Mandy left the Amish life--the boy she was courting and her sister were seeing each other in secret. It's quite astonishing how her mother scolded her for being upset rather than her sister for doing something she shouldn't have done. These things made her leave her home, never wanting to go back.
She returns only to run the inn until she could sell it, but she ends up mending her relationship with her sister and deciding to stay and join the Amish community.
My Rating: 5 stars