Saturday, November 13, 2010

When Strawberries Bloom ~ Book Review

When Strawberries Bloom Lizzie Searches for Love, Book 2
By Linda Byler
Published by Good Books
October 2010;$13.99US; 9781561486991

New love and even more questions enter Lizzie Glick's life in When Strawberries Bloom, the second novel in this series written by an Amish writer and based on true life experiences.

Lizzie's dream of teaching school has finally come true. She loves the brand-new school building, the sound of the children singing, and the independence she has in the classroom. Even the occasionally unruly boys can't ruin the excitement she feels each morning when she starts the school day.

But at home things are in turmoil again. What do Dat's sudden health problems mean for the future of their farm? And what about Lizzie's future? Emma and Mandy are so certain that Joshua and John are their perfect matches, but Lizzie doesn't know what to think about Stephen and how he might fit into her life.

What will Lizzie decide? Will she continue to teach school? Or will she give up that dream so that her wish for marriage and a family can come true?

Stephen says he loves her, but Lizzie isn't sure he really understands her. Can she hope to find anyone within her Amish community who loves her bright mind, her ever-active imagination, her competitive spirit and her stormy humor?

My thoughts
So this is book 2 in Lizzie Looks for Love and it just gets better. I mean here's poor Lizzie who is really trying to be what everyone wants her to be...but it's not her. She has to learn who she is and what makes her happy. A sweet second story that shows the growth of a young woman embarking on a new phase of her life. I am anxiously awaiting book #3 - the final book in this series.

*Disclaimer: I was provided this book free for review from FSB Associates. The opinion is my own.*