Someone somewhere in Internet land raved about her love for Amish fiction and how many free ones were available as a free Kindle e-book.

I had finished and dropped off my last book at the closed library.  I couldn’t make any book requests on-line because I have a two-day late fee from that last book. (I couldn’t renew it because someone else had it on hold.)

So, I did a quick search and downloaded a free Amish fiction book to tide me over.  It had good reviews on Amazon.

The back cover (which I haven’t seen until now) reads:

Lancaster County has always been her home–but where does her heart belong? One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl–plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever? A tender story of love, forgiveness, and looking below the surface, The Choice uncovers the sweet simplicity of the Amish world–and shows that it’s never too late to find your way back to God.

This reads like a Lifetime movie.

Carrie originally plans to leave her community with baseball boyfriend, but her father dies.  She doesn’t want to leave her little brother alone with her stepmother.  Baseball boyfriend leaves anyway.  Carrie needs a way to get away from stepmother.  Carrie marries nice but silent guy that her father had liked.  New husband’s father dies. Just when there’s the hint that their relationship will blossom into something more than convenience, that guy dies.  His cousin – fresh from a mysterious prison sentence – comes into town to stay with her, her little brother, and dead husband’s grandmother. Outsider lady breezes into town with plans to buy up Amish property for a golf course.  Baseball boyfriend comes around to try to get Carrie back.  Carrie’s best friend carries a secret torch for baseball boyfriend.  Carrie becomes interested in cousin but believes he’s returning an interest in outsider lady who wants to buy Carrie’s farm.  There’s a rash of barn fires among the Amish.


It was a quick read, but not exactly a page turner.