I enjoyed this final story in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. By the time you read this far in a series, all the characters are familiar and feel like real people, flaws or virtues and all. I wanted to "catch up" with each family and see what was in store for them next. At times, Katie acted much younger than her age, but as sheltered as she is among the Amish community, maybe this is to be expected. Katie's parents bothered me with their hypocrisy, more concerned about their family's reputation than their daughter's needs, while the entire community knows Sadie is a vicious gossip and Robert's temper is out of control. Funny thing about the community in this book, they are super-involved in each other's lives, yet when Katie really needs someone to stand up for her, they all revert to "he's her father so there's nothing we can do." That is how abuse goes unchecked, and I would classify Robert as verbally abusive. Luckily, everything works out in the end. The plot lines were all tied up nicely by the end of the book, which leaves me feeling satisfied with the series as a whole.
Thanks to Zondervan Publishers, via NetGalley, for my review copy.