Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Running Around (and Such) by Linda Byler

A romance novel by an Amish writer, based on true experiences! It isn't that Lizzie doesn't want to stay Amish. There is just so much to figure out. What will become of Lizzie? Is she too spirited, too innocent and almost too uninhibited to be a young Amish woman?

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets four stars. It was a cute little book with a nice story that was well told and easy to read. Although I obviously couldn't identify with that world the author made it accessible. This lighter romance, on par with a Love Inspired book, leaves you with a warm fuzzy feel. I'm looking forward to future books from the author. It is certainly recommended for fans of Christian fiction.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


Victor said...

Terrific story. I had steadfastly refused to buy any Amish novels until now because they were all written by non-Amish. Then, having heard that Linda Byler existed and was about to break into the book trade, I waited at least 2 years until finally I saw this book on sale. It was worth the wait.
I assume this is a lightly fictionalized autobiography from that time in her life. The Lizzie who's depicted is the strong-willed child among the siblings, and I was very surprised that conflict within the family and among the siblings was dealt with so honestly. I am eager to read volumes II and III of Lizzie's Adventures.

Victor said...

Oh, and one more thing: after reading RUNNING AROUND (AND SUCH) I'm kissing goodbye forever to the romanticized notion that the Amish lead a simple life.

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