Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Return

Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.

Handsome and complex, Hans is greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity and turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa?

Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.

My thoughts: After reading the first two in the series, it was interesting to start this story about Betsy, Hans, Caleb and Tessa. I like thought that the historical details were interesting and well done. There is a lot going on with this story, and it is fascinating to get to know all the characters. Whether you read the previous books or not, this is an excellent read!
If you are interested in the book, be sure to check out Suzanne's giveaway here
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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