I received a copy of THE RETURN by Suzanne Woods Fisher from Revell in exchange for an honest review. It is the third installment in “An Amish Beginnings” series.
I hadn’t read books 1 and 2 before, so I can safely say this can be read as a standalone. I am interested in checking out the others now.
So, for my thoughts on the novel… It didn’t feel Amish. Yes, the characters are Amish, but the book takes place in the 1700’s. Be prepared for it not to have the feel of traditional Amish fiction. I knew going into it that it would be historical, but I was still a little disappointed. The book focuses on one teenage girl who is kidnapped by Native Americans. I’ve read many books about captives, so I was intrigued, and this can stand with the best of them.
Overall, I enjoyed THE RETURN. The characters are engaging. The action is awesome, if cringe worthy at times. This is excellent historical fiction. I was disappointed to get to the end and realize it was a trilogy. I would like to see what happens to Betsy and Tessa. I would also like to see a novel about the Amish during the Revolutionary War, as this book took place a few years prior.