Hopefully Ever After is a sweet romance and coming-of-age story by a popular author of Amish fiction, Beth Wiseman.
Hopefully Ever After by Beth Wiseman
Genre/Categories/Setting: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Romance, Coming of Age, Amish, Rural Indiana
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My Summary of Hopefully Ever After:
Thanks #NetGalley @Zandervan for a complimentary e ARC of #HopefullyEverAfter upon my request. All opinions are my own.
Hopefully Ever After is #3 is the Amish Bookstore Series. Sixteen-year-old Eden has a rough life and is sent to rural Indiana to live with an Amish cousin she’s never met. This cousin happens to be Yvonne whom we have met in books 1 and 2 of the series. Eden meets Samuel in this coming-of-age story.
Family Drama, Faith, and Community
Although the two main characters are teenagers, there is an abundance of family drama and community involvement. Eden experiences love and acceptance from Yvonne and Abraham, and Samuel (Eden’s love interest) finds his own way into a healthy relationship with his strict and controlling parents and his religion.
A significant theme of this story involves two teenagers reaching for their independence and finding their voices. Other themes include family dynamics, community support, choosing or not choosing your parents’ religion, faith, second chances, trust, and sweet (closed door) romance.
Recommending Hopefully Ever After
I recommend Hopefully Ever After (and the series) for fans of Beth Wiseman, for readers who appreciate Amish fiction and rural settings, and for those who enjoy coming-of-age, family dynamics, and sweet romance. Of the three books in the series, Hopefully Ever After deep dives into Amish religious beliefs more than the others..My favorite of the series is book #1.
My Rating: 4 Stars
Meet the Author of Hopefully Ever After, Beth Wiseman
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold two million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published thirteen novels and thirteen novellas to date.
As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels full time.
Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas.
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