When Marianna's family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about.
As Marianna struggles to find "home", she also encounters God in intimate ways.
I was lucky enough to be chosen to review the book Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer, although I admit, I never knew that the genre of Amish literate was so popular, nor that it was so engaging. Even though the characters in Goyer's book lived lives vastly different than that of my family and I, I was immediately drawn into Marianna's story, finding myself relating to her faith, selflessness, and the love of her family.
The depictions and imagery of the story's setting was fresh as well. As someone who lives in Pennsylvania, a state with a vast Amish population, I was able to see with clarity the scenes in the book.
Even though the story starts off with a punch, the characters are easy to like and are relatable, with the main character, Marianna, developing right along with the progression of the story.
Looking for a good read? Then check out Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer