Monday, May 19, 2014

THE MITING by Dee Yoder

an Old Order Amish Novel 
Dee Yoder
Published by Kregel Publications

If you are looking for a feel good Amish novel, where everyone is happy with their Amish community, you won't find it here.  This book is realistic in the fact that not everyone wants to live the plain life, even those that were born and raised in that faith.

Leah Raber is one of those that isn't quite sure she wants to live Amish for the rest of her life.  She has ideas that don't fit into the mold, and she doesn't want to get married, live under a husband's wishes, and have a children right away.  She starts reading the Bible, in her room at night, and finds that others don't live under the same beliefs that the Amish, especially in her district, where the bishop is very strict.  When her Bible is taken away from her, she has decisions to make, about what she wants in life.

I totally enjoyed this book, and feel it depicts life pretty much as it would be, with a lot of young people who were raised Amish.  

I asked Ms Yoder how many books she had written, this is her first Amish book, and I have to say she hit the ball out of the park.  
I hope she follows this up with another novel.  She has written many short stories.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own, and I am not required to give a favorable review.


Dee Yoder said...

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review The Miting. I appreciate your kind words and recommendation.

~Blessings to you,


NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a wonderful AND good book, Jettie. I think so many times people do not realize that everyone living that lifestyle is NOT happy with it. Especially once they know there is something beyond the way they are living.

How nice to see that Dee left you a comment.