I was absolutely thrilled when I had the opportunity to read and review the sequel to Dale Cramer's Paradise Valley which you can read about here. I loved the first novel and was anxious to hear how Caleb Bender and his family were doing in the new Amish settlement in Paradise Valley, Mexico. The Captive Heart exceeded my expectations and left me longing for (hopefully) the next book in the series.
The storytelling in this book I believe surpassed the previous novel. The story lines were unique, but yet in the popular and familiar Amish concepts. I loved the intrigue and drama of this novel that only whispered the underlying cultural and religious tones of the Amish. It even begs a great debate over the line of rules and grace, love and legalism, tradition and family. An excellent novel and I eagerly await the next installment!
Thank you Bethany House for giving me this book to review. I was not compensated other than a free copy of this book for the review. All thoughts and critiques are my own.