Sunday, August 12, 2018

Simple Singing by Leslie Gould



Marie Bachmann has always been the good Amish daughter. But when two men, a Mennonite farmhand and a bishops rebellious son, show interest in her, she finds herself at a crossroads. On a journey to Florida and back, she grapples with her heart, finding inspiration and hope for the future in the story of a brave Civil Warera ancestor.


  I loved how Leslie Gould could weave past to present and then eventually tie it in altogether.
There are many delightful characters in this book.
I do agree with some other reviewers that Marie is kind of hard to warm up to. But, I do like how she is challenged because at first she knew what she wanted out of life. I liked some of the challenges that God sent her way.
Kind of like what I'm going through now. I think God has sent me a wake up call. But, gosh did He have to do it the hard way?
Annie is a character of the past whom I greatly admired! When it is something that she didn't back down.
Before I go on, I wanted to remind y'all that this is a different type of Amish story than we're used to reading.
To me, I think it's very exciting because it's different and it shows us that not all Amish are the same in their beliefs.
It is mentioned through both books about Rebecca's drowning and how it changed Marie and Jessica's mamm.
Tragedy can come unexpectedly and in many different forms. Not just death.
I do admire family (except ours) I know that some ppl believe very strongly about family ties and how they always stand by you. Today, I found out differently. No, they don't.
The other thing I love about Leslie's writing style is that she uses first person. I loooooooove this. It's my favorite genre. To me, I can connect with the people in the story much better than the other way.
The second way she writes I felt like I was in Pinecraft w.ith Aunti Suz and Marie. I felt like I was there with them even tho I just got back from Florida myself. The ocean has a way of soothing you. It has a music all of it own if you listen carefully. It's as if God is really talking to you.
Thank you Leslie Gould for another awesome story!! I wish I could give you ten stars!!
I received this from Netgalley All opinions are my own!


Leslie Gould Leslie Gould is the #1 bestselling and Christy Award winning author of twenty-two novels. She received her MFA from Portland State University and teaches writing at Warner Pacific College. Leslie enjoys traveling, hiking, and history. She and her husband, Peter, are the revolving-door parents of four children and three cats. Visit her at  

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