Eventide: The Days of Redemption Series, Book Three
by Shelley Shepard Gray
New York: Harper Collins, 2013
It's always a bit of a risk to pick up the third book in a series when you haven't read the first two, but I saw Eventide and it looked like a work of Amish fiction that it would enjoy. I wasn't disappointed. I admit I was lacking some of the backstory, but it didn't take away from the pleasure of reading the story.
Elsie Keim is a twenty-two year old Amish woman whose eyesight has been failing her for many years. As a result, her family has always been somewhat protective of her. Now, when her eyesight is reaching a crisis point, a handsome newcomer begins to show an interest in her. Will he want her in spite of her eventual blindness or will he feel that she is not up to the task of being a helpful wife and mother? Her family wants to protect her from heartache while she is eager to live. Meanwhile, her mother is facing a serious illness and her grandparents are facing some demons from their youth. The three story lines will keep you reading!
This is a great leisure read, perfect for relaxing with during these summer months.