Annie Beiler had what appeared to be the perfect life. With wonderful parents, a secure place in her Amish community, and the hope of a lifelong love just down the lane, her future seemed wrapped in promise – until the day that she learned of her adoption. Suddenly life seemed topsy-turvy, and Annie feels that she must find her birth mother. Leaving the community for this type of information isn’t well received, however, and Annie begins to question every aspect of her life up to this point. When trouble rocks the boat, will Annie remain in the Englisch world, or will she return to her Amish roots?
Annie’s Truth is full of drama. The questions she asks upon finding out that she’s adopted feel normal to me, although I can’t truly know, and it makes sense to wonder about them, at least; however, her Amish elders feel differently and do not allow it. This causes big problems for Annie, and so much of the drama was difficult for me to relate to. I did find the entire issue quite interesting, and it was so well written that I flew through these issues, wanting to read and understand more.
Because the church elders do not allow questions of this type, this is a great book for those of us who want to know more about Amish ways. Most Englischers have a more self-centered world view than do the Amish, who seek to suppress all thoughts of self in the interest of better serving their community, and this book makes this belief quite evident.
With smooth-flowing chapters and dramatic scenes throughout, this is both an informative and fascinating read. If you enjoy reading Amish fiction, you won’t want to miss Annie’s Truth.
I received a free copy of Annie’s Truth from Charisma House in exchange for an honest review.