I was online in the library searching for new books. When I pulled up the Rose Triology that I just finished and this series of books, another book suggestion came up. I decided to reserve The Decision (The Prairie State Friends) by Wanda E. Brunstetter and the rest of the series so that I could find out more about this new (to me) author. I was excited when the books came on my reserve shelf so that I could read the first book in the Prairie State Friends.
Discover along with Jonah Miller how life can begin anew in the prairie state of Illinois. Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. Starting over in a new Amish community after suffering terrible heartbreak has been going good for Jonah miller, until his heart takes another terrible hit. Elaine Schrock loves Jonah, but she feels she must dedicate herself to taking care of her grandmother. Jonah doesn’t know if he can risk loving a third time.
Although the description on Amazon was horrible, I decided to pair it with the description from the authors website to make it a little better but not a ton more revealing. I thought that Elaine was a great character and showing a lot of human weakness trying to do everything herself without relying on others. Jonah was just looking to help someone whether it be Elaine and Edna or anyone else and start his family life. Elaine was not open to sharing the responsibility of caring for her grandmother even though Jonah would have been happy starting his new life with this family that he was craving. It was a great message that we should all learn that we can rely on other people in order to live our life. I hope that you check out this book and series because you will enjoy the book as much as I did. It has some wonderful writing and great characters that you really want to read this whole series start to finish.