Friday, February 28, 2014

The Redemption of Sarah Cain Book Review

The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis was on my list of books that I wanted to read and I found it in the library.  When I picked it up, I didn't realize that it was missing the first few pages and didn't start until page 13 but I figured that I already had it so I might as well start and hope that I didn't miss too much.  I don't think that it was a big loss because I had already read another book that had the same characters and I think took place after this book so it all worked out because I already knew what was going on.  Either way, I guess those first 12 pages weren't that informative because I did fine without them.

The book was about Sarah Cain who was the sister of a recently passed away mother of 5 kids who are Amish, while Sarah leads a very luxurious lifestyle afforded by her real estate career.  Sarah and her sister, Ivy, grew up together and never were friends so they grew farther and farther apart.  Sarah moved around and decided on a different life then Ivy.  Ivy got married and had some children and decided that they wanted a simpler life so they moved to Pennsylvania and joined the Amish church.  This widened the differences between the sisters who never saw each other and only wrote letters.  After Ivy's passing, Sarah is told that she has to go to Amish country to settle her sister's will but she is very hesitant to do so since she hasn't met the children and had seen her sister in 12 years.  Sarah feels like she is in a different world and has to learn the customs and understand the life that her sister led in order to move forward with her own life.  I hope that you pick this up to see how she did that and what decisions Sarah made in the story.

I thought it was another great book although sad that I read it after the one that comes after this one because that meant that I knew the whole time how the book was going to turn out.  I hate when that happens but I swear that I was following the order of the books but I must have messed it up a little.  anyway, it was a great story that had you feeling all of the emotion of the family dealing with the loss of both of their parents and the upheaval in their lives while trying to maintain their lives and move forward.  I hope that you check this out at your local library or bookstore (hopefully with the first few pages just in case they are important).

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