David C. Cook, Jun 1 2014, $14.99
Ignoring the stern warning of Bishop Troyer, Lizzy Zook exchanges emails with Sally Bingham; subject purebred dogs. When Lizzy invites Sally to visit her at her B&B in Bird-in Hand in Lancaster County, the latter accepts over the vehement objection of her ailing single dad Ed, owner of Honest Ed’s Used Cars, who raised her by himself in Connecticut. Ed says his “Mustang Sally” should forget about finding her mom; as her mother could find them if she wanted to meet her. Sally’s fiancé Donald also thinks Amish country is a waste of time.
After a near “fender bender” with Bishop Troyer, Sally meets Lizzie, who takes her into her home. Farmhand Armin King and Lizzie are attracted to one another but both know a relationship is nearly impossible even though he spent years as English. Meanwhile Sally begins to learn the truth about her roots.
The third Legacy of Lancaster Amish family drama (see Pennsylvania Patchwork and Leaving Lancaster) is an engaging tale in which the women take action that the men vehemently oppose. Though Donald proves no competition with his strong-arm tactics including an assault, series fans will enjoy this entry due to a strong cast who bring to life a young woman’s awakening to a missing major part of her heritage.