The RELUCTANT BRIDE by Kathleen Fuller was not your typical Amish tale, and I’m not even sure it was as true to the Amish as most I’ve read. There are some inconsistencies in the traditions, although I do know that each district has different rules they hold to.
Sadie Schrock’s parents are killed and her youngest sister hospitalized when a car hits their buggy. She is the oldest sister and left in charge of the younger ones.
Bishop Troyer has been the only leader of the district since its inception, and has never had an election for deacon’s or preachers. Solomon the elder son is a drunk and abusive and Aden is youngest son and has learned to submit to his brother and father.
Upon the death of Sadie’s parents Bishop Troyer decides she has to marry one of his sons and the sequence of events that follow is the narrative of the book.
I am of mixed thoughts of the book. It deviates from what I have come to understand about the Amish culture in much of the context but I was interested in how Kathleen would bring it to close.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review.