Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Book Review - A Simple Change by Judith Miller

Publisher's Blurb: She never imagined a simple change could be so complicated...

Middle Amana, Iowa, 1881

When her parents decide to sell their home and move to the Amana Colonies, Jancey Rhoder must make a difficult decision. Should she give up her beloved teaching job and her carefree life in Kansas City to go with them?

Her suitor, Nathan Woodward, doesn't want her to go, but Jancey feels she must give this new life a try. Her mother is sick, and these next few months may be the last Jancey gets to spend with her. But will this move spell the end of her relationship with Nathan? And when life in Amana is far more mysterious and challenging than Jancey expected, will she choose to return to the city, or will she make this unique place her forever home?
My Review: The title of this book is misleading, what Jancey goes through is anything but simple. I'm undecided about this book, not sure I liked it or not. Jancey really has no say in how her life will unfold. The thought of someone having to give up their entire way of life based on someone else's decision bothers me.  Perhaps I am just selfish. Not sure if I would recommend this book or not, I find the way of life in the colonies very oppressive and for that reason, I didn't love it.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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