Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christian’s Hope by Ervin R. Stutzman Book Review

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When Christian Hochstetler returns to the Amish after seven years in captivity, he finds that many things have shifted. His father wants him to settle back into a predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian's budding friendship with Hannah Rupp beckons him to stay as well. Yet Christian feels restless, and he is soon faced with a life-altering decision. Will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community, yet again?
Christian's Hope tells the story of the younger brother of Joseph and the son of Jacob, whom readers have come to love in the first two books in the Return to Northkill series.

My Thoughts:

This is the 3rd book in the Northkill Series. Somehow, I missed the first two books in this series. I may have been more familiar with the characters and the back story if I would have read the other previous titles. Overall, I was able to understand the plot and enjoyed the story.

 What I found interesting is that this story is based off some historical events with the Amish during the French and Indian War. Obviously, “I missed many of the details surrounding some of it without reading the previous books in the story”. The author is a descendant of the Hochstetler family.

This third book focuses on Christian’s return home after his captivity from Native Americans after he was forced to return home after 7 years. He learned the ways of the Native American during his time with the tribe and came to love his adopted Native American family. His mother and sister’s where killed during an attack when he was first taken captive. When he returns home is father has remarried. At the same time his older brother has returned home and has adapted to his former Amish lifestyle and even married.

I’m not going to give away the story. This was not your typical Amish genre. It was fascinating and I want to go back and read the first two books in this series.

This was an intriguing story that I would recommend.

I received a free copy of this product from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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