Friday, October 7, 2011

Along Wooded Paths

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4336-6869-2
Genre: Inspirational/Amish Romance

Marianna Sommer has adjusted to life in Montana and she loves it there. She’s settled in, making new friends with both English and Amish, and she has a job with a great boss that she loves.

She’s also still struggling with her feelings for Ben—the English man who introduced her to God. Her parents fear that Ben will steal her heart, so without telling her Dat, Memm invites Aaron, Marianna’s “fiancĂ©” to visit. There’s an accident and Aaron ends up breaking his leg, and stranded at Marianna’s house. Marianne is upset and bothered by this, but she has no choice but to care for Aaron.

Will this enforced lengthy visit win her heart back to Aaron? Or will Ben win? Either answer means a heartbreak.

I read Ms. Goyer’s first Amish book Beside Still Waters and feel this book is ten thousand times better. While Beside Still Waters is etched with sadness, ALONG WOODED PATHS is full of hope, of encouragement, and even joy, despite the decisions that Marianna must make.

Both Aaron and Ben are good men and I didn’t really have a strong feeling which man should win Marianne’s affections until the end – then I knew who I wanted to win. I’m looking forward to reading the last book in this series to see if it will end the way I think it’ll end. There’s some yummy sounding recipes included at the end of the book as well as a preview for the third book, coming in April 2012.

If you like Amish fiction, don’t miss ALONG WOODED PATHS. $14.99. 306 pages.


About the book:
All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here:

About Tricia:

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books includingSongbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock , Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit

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Come to a Facebook Party and Live Author Chat!

Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

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