Beside Still Waters is Tricia Goyer’s newest and probably her best novel to date! It’s the story of a young woman whose very birth was the result of a tragedy. Marianne’s parents buggy was hit by a semi truck one night & her two older sisters were killed instantly. The stress caused her mother to go into labor and she was born in the shadow of the wreckage. As a result, Marianne has always felt like she has lived in the shadows of her family.
She is hoping for a chance to live a normal life of her own and is heartbroken to discover that her parents are planning to move the family from the close-knit Amish community that the family has been in for generations. Upset to be leaving everything she knows in Indiana to go to a more liberal community in Montana, Marianne struggles with what she had home versus what she could have in Montana. This book is a story of growth, change & struggle.
I have read several of Tricia Goyer‘s books in the past. I enjoyed Beside Still Waters, the first in The Big Sky Country series the best. I was immediately drawn in by the characters, their struggles & heartaches. She expertly tells the story of Marianne and her family in both the new and old Amish communities. The story is neatly wrapped up but still whets the readers appetite for the next one.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fiction. If you like Amish fiction than you will love this book! I think this might be the best book she has written so far. Check it out today!
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Beside Still Waters Campaign and received a copy of the book and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.