Running Around (and Such) Lizzie Searches for Love, Book 1 By Linda Byler Published by Good Books May 2010;$13.99US; 978-1-56148-688-5
CAN LIZZIE FIND HAPPINESS IN HER AMISH COMMUNITY OR WILL SHE HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SOMETHING LESS THAN HER DREAMS?
Lizzie Glick longs to fit into her quiet Amish community. Her sisters, Emma and Mandy, are ready to get married and settle into the traditional rhythm of having children and keeping house. But Lizzie isn't sure that's what she wants for her future. It isn't that Lizzie doesn't want to stay Amish. It's just that there's so much to figure out!
Stephen, her quiet, gentle friend, hints that he might be interested in a relationship deeper than friendship, but Lizzie is also drawn to the charming Amos who seems to have eyes for everyone but her.
She has certainly attracted the attention of the egg-truck driver. A thrill runs through her every time the worldly man comes to pick up an order, each time extending his stay a little longer. How long will she keep this a secret from Emma -- and Mam and Datt?
What will become of Lizzie? She has too hot a temper. She hates housework and dislikes babies. She loves driving fast horses but is petrified of going away from home for a week to work as a maud (maid). Is she too spirited, too innocent, and almost too uninhibited for a young Amish woman?
INCLUDES EIGHT OF LIZZIE'S FAVORITE AMISH RECIPES
Author Bio Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. Growing up, Linda loved to read and write. In fact, she still does. She is well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper. Linda and her husband, their children, and grandchildren live in central Pennsylvania.
I haven't really read alot of books about the Amish, but have truly enjoyed the ones I have read so far! This particular book is written by an Author who is Amish herself! Isn't that awesome!! Running Around (and such) is really a young teen or pre-teen range of book. Lizzie is a bit too whiny & selfish but I know some teens go through this phase in their lives. She is so upset when her FAther sells their family business and takes them to a new home on a farm in a whole new county! She is distraught thinking she & her sister won't find any boys if they move! She struggles with many things and I was glad to see the Amish families written so "real." I look forward to seeing if she matures in the next book for sure!
This is the first book in this Series and I will look forward to reading the 2nd book in the "Lizzie searches for Love" Series!
Thank you FSB Associates for the complimentary issue of Running Around (and Such) in exchange for my honest review.