Aug 17, 2011

Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer

Although proud of living apart from the world, Marianna Sommer's newly relocated Amish family is discovering that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together with the Englisch. As Marianna pours her life into helping those around her - and receiving their help - her heart further considers 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 close walk with God like she's never seen before.

Who should have young Marianna's heart? What is God asking of her through ongoing family struggles and this romantic and spiritual tension? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Montana.

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Title: Along Wooded Paths
SubTitle: A Big Sky Novel
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub Date: 10/01/2011
ISBN: 9781433668692

Along Wooded Paths is book two in The Big Sky series, and it continues the story of Marianna Sommer and her family. They have moved from their beloved Amish community in Indiana to a new life in the rugged Montana mountains, and they are surrounded by Englischers.

Marianna left a big part of her heart in Indiana, and she longs to go back to her first love Aaron. Rumors get back to her that he may be interested in someone else, and it breaks her heart. She throws herself into her new life, and soon finds herself drawn to her new neighbours and their faith, although so different from the traditional Amish ways.

Along Wooded Paths is a great story of new beginnings, deep faith, and so much more. Although it is actually book two in the series, it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. Another great book by Tricia Goyer, I highly recommend this one.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of the publisher B&H Publishing Group. I was not compensated for my thoughts.


  1. This sounds like a good one. I love to hear about new beginnings!