Lenny Gingerich leaves the interstate during a storm and finds himself 100 years in the past, or so it seems. An accident leaves him stranded on an Amish farm. Within days, he is driving a six-horse hitch and caught up in an old-fashioned love triangle. Bishop Mose tells Lenny to stay away from the girls, but try as he might, that is not easy. Lenny and his sidekick, a dog named Russell, both have a knack for getting themselves into trouble and everything becomes a tangled mess. While farming with horses, Lenny hears a catbird singing beautiful spring songs, which turn into an annoying meow as summer heats up. Life becomes difficult for a young man who doesn't understand catbirds or Amish girls.
I was excited for the second book in this delightful series. I enjoyed the first book, “Under the Heavens”. This is a stand-alone book if you haven’t read the first one. However, many of the characters are introduced in the first book. I enjoy it when you get to glimpse into the lives of the characters that you have met in a previous books. It’s like an old boot and just plain old comfortable!
I really enjoy Thomas Nye’s writing style. He is very descriptive without being overwhelming. His writing style is different and refreshing from the norm in the Amish genre. I love the horses and his love for them shines through the pages of Catbird Singing.
I’m not going to give away too much of the story so you will have to get yourself a copy.
I love it when the author has a way of bringing out the characters and they feel like your next door neighbor. You can’t help but not to have heartfelt feelings for the characters. Lenny is back and is now a young man. Except this time he has eyes for an Amish girl, Leah. One problem for Lenny is Bishop Mose.
Lenny’s love and bond with horses helps him through some tough times. Catbird Singing also has a wonderful life lesson intermingled throughout the pages along with Christian values.
I hope that Thomas Nye has more books planned in the future. Thank you for another amazing story.
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