Faith left home at eighteen to follow her dream of country type performing on the stage, mostly by yodeling and joke telling. The man she married was more agent than husband, but he kept her busy. Along came a little daughter who was rather dragged from motel to stage, to sitters and back to the motel. Not an ideal way to raise a little girl.
When Faith's husband is killed suddenly, she is forced to make a decision, and decides to take her little girl home to the Plain people, get her settled, then leave for the stage again. In the meantime, she must dress, act and try to pass as Amish.
Now twenty eight years old, Faith struggles with the questions her parents keep asking her about church. Since she knows she is not staying, she does not intend to join the church. Some of her old friends and family are quite understanding of her circumstances,her mother finally comes around, but her father stays aloof, gruff and less lovable than she would like.... however she has told no one she plans to leave again.
Noah is an unusual sort of Amish man. He prefers baking to farm work, and has such low self esteem he is sure no woman will ever want him as husband. However, he is a jewel, a real Christian, wholesome man, and befriends Faith. The reader falls in love with Noah as well!
This book drags a bit, with not much depth, but it is a light, happy story of which younger girls would probably enjoy reading.
Just the day Faith intends to tell the family and her daughter of her plans to leave, her mother surprises her with a horribly strict ultimatum which really bothered me, and she walks in the barn to hear her eight year old daughter yodeling and telling her audience of kittens that someday she is going to be an entertainer on the stage just like her Mommy. Obviously, heart broken and feelings all mixed up, Faith makes a huge decision.
I am anxious for the next book. Thank you Wanda for an easy reading, simple little love story, pure and sweet.