About the Book
Book: The Englisch Daughter
Author: Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
Genre: Contemporary Amish Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2020
A marriage is tested in this Old Order Amish novel of longing for renewed love and a path for forgiveness from the best-selling author of Gathering the Threads.
Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She’s set herself aside. Raising four children, she’s followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own.
But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone–and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman–her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy’s child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?
I’m in a book fog! The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall is so incredibly good I truly do not even know how to properly review this book. Nothing I say will ever be good enough. The plotline is so excellent that The Englisch Daughter is unputdownable. The characters are superbly crafted. Each one is unique and relatable in their own right. The conflicts absolutely make this book. The pages FLEW by because I just had to read one more chapter. And, the topics are so discussion-worthy I believe this book would make an exceptional book-club choice. The Englisch Daughter is one of the best books I’ve read this year!
Jemima is the BEST character in The Englisch Daughter. I really did like all of the characters in this book because they are unique and endearing, and I found the ways they deal with their conflicts to be realistic and relatable, but Jemima is exceptional. She 100% wormed her way into my heart and I won’t soon forget her. I’m not going to discuss any of the awful conflicts that tore apart Jemima’s life because I’m afraid I would accidentally spoil her story. Instead, I want to briefly discuss Jemima’s absolutely real reactions to all that happened to her. First, there’s the complete sense of shellshock and total disbelief that what happened to her actually happened. Then there is anger, anger that lasts a long, long time. And with the anger comes frustration, a need to explode (but can’t), the desire to find answers, a tremendous need to escape and hide, a fear that things will never be good again, and a sense of complete powerlessness. Jemima feels all of this and more. What I appreciate SO much about this story is that it understandably took Jemima a long time to forgive, and what’s even more outstanding is the authors’ discussion that taking a good amount of time to forgive — not just the person who did the hurtful thing, but God and ourselves — is completely OK. Time heals. I don’t buy quick forgiveness. When things hurt us, it only makes sense that we take quality time to process, make sense of the pain, heal, and then forgive. Jemima is a stellar character. Her reactions to her issues validated the moments in my life when I have felt BIG feelings and struggled to get to the point of forgiveness.
The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall is a must-read story that I highly recommend. I implore you to purchase a copy of this novel today. This is one story you do NOT want to miss.
I received a review copy of this novel in eBook form from the publisher, Waterbrook Press, via NetGalley in order to review. I also received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher as well. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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