Thursday, October 6, 2011

Along Wooded Paths~Book Review


Back in April I had the opportunity to review the book Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer. It was an excellent story.  Along Wooded Paths continues the story of Marianna Sommer.

About the Book

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

You can find out more about Along Wooded Paths and read excerpts from both books here.

My Thoughts

As with Beside Still Waters, I loved this book! The story continues with Marianna and the friendships she has made after having moved to Montana with her family. Marianna interacts daily with the Englisch in her community, makes close friends and faces many questions about her faith. Marianna begins to question what she been taught in her Amish upbringing. She must make a choice between two men who love her. One she has grown up with and always thought she would marry and one who has brought her to a much deeper and closer walk with God.

Miss Goyer does a fabulous job developing the characters in this story. There are some twists and turns that you may not expect and you want to continue reading to see the outcome. I could not put this book down!

Along Wooded Paths Party

Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat


Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit

Disclosure: I received this book as a member of Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

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