Runaway Home by Amy Grochowski ~ Book Review

July 27, 2021


About the Book

Book: Runaway Home
Author: Amy Grochowski
Series: Amish Dreams of Prince Edward Island, Book 2
Genre: Christian Amish Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2021

When love demands courage and faith...

An uplifting love story of reconciliation and redemption for a runaway cowboy and the Amish woman he never forgot, as they step-out on a giant leap of faith.

Noah Detweiler thought he'd left his Amish life forever. After years on the Albertan prairie as a cowboy, he's finally found peace with God and purpose at Second Chance Ranch working with special needs children. But when he discovers time is running out for any hope of reconciliation with his father, Noah is forced to revisit his past and the woman he left behind.

Rachel Erb remains content with Amish life on Prince Edward Island by focusing on her faith and her job caring for animals--until Noah returns and the secret longings of her heart are exposed. But loving Noah is destined to break her heart again--no matter what she chooses.

When vicious rumors divide her family and even the New Hope community, a future together seems as far out of reach as it ever has been for Noah and Rachel. Their dreams won't be realized without sacrifice. Only who will pay the cost?

My Thoughts

I absolutely loved returning to this Amish community in Prince Edward Island! This is book two in the Amish Dreams of Prince Edward Island and although you could read it as a stand alone it is so much better if you read Forever Home and the Christmas Visitor as you will see those characters in this book and will get to know and love them as much as I do. I know I was excited to see Lydia and Joel once again! Yes, I am quite attached to these characters and easy to do as Amy has a great way of connecting you with them and making them so likable and relatable. 

This book is all about Rachel and Noah. I loved their story. It's a story of redemption, forgiveness and love. Rachel has been in love with Noah since they were young but circumstances kept them apart. Noah grew up in a broken home and left thinking Rachel was marrying another and never made amends. Years later, he has left the Amish church but his faith in God has only grown stronger. He returns to Prince Edward Island at the request of Rachel who has been looking in on his dying father. His last wish is to make it right with his son. 

I loved seeing the reconciliation between Noah and his father. Although hard for Noah he knew that it was something that he needed to do for himself but I was glad that his father had changed his heart towards God through the years to want to ask for forgiveness from his son. The love story with Noah and Rachel was sweet and absolutely perfect. I am not going to give anything away because I really want you to get the books and dive in but it was so good and real. 

I think one of the things I love about Amy's writing is that she writes these characters with such love and detail that you truly feel like the characters are right there with you. Like they can be real people in your everyday life. She obviously knows a lot about the Amish culture as well and paints this beautiful picture about the community that you feel like you are home with them.  I can't wait to see what happens to some of these characters especially Rachel's siblings... and I still would like to know what happens to Mark (you'll have to read the Christmas Novella to know who he is but you do encounter him for a few lines in this book!)

Overall I thought this was an excellent book filled with wonderful characters, beautiful setting but even more, a beautiful message centered in God. 

My Rating: 5 Stars/ Loved it!! Can't wait for more!

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Amy's deep appreciation for the Amish faith and way of life stems from six years of living and working with a Beachy Amish family, as well as her own Anabaptist roots. Her debut novel, Forever Home, was a pre-published winner of Romance Writers of America's Maggie Award and a semi-finalist in ACFW's Genesis Contest. She is a member of ACFW, Word Weavers Int'l, Faith Hope and Love-Christian Writers and a published author of award-winning historical short fiction.

After a nursing career of over twenty years, Amy is now fulfilling her long-awaited dream career as an author of inspirational romance. She is also a full time homeschool mom for her two boys, one of whom valiantly faces the daily challenges of autism spectrum disorder. She lives with her husband and sons in the bustling foothills of North Carolina.

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