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Book Review of The Crossroad (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 2)

The Crossroad (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 2)
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The Crossroad is the sequel to The Postcard. I would not consider it to be a standalone novel, as it really is a continuation of the first book. I would only recommend reading it, if you have read The Postcard. I enjoyed both books--The Crossroad was even better than The Postcard. I recommend both books to those who enjoy Amish fiction, particularly if you are interested in their beliefs as followers of God.

Rachel, the primary female character, and the focus of the story, has lost her sight due to psychological trauma. The main plotline follows Rachel as she recognizes that she is no longer satisfied with being blind and she is ready to do whatever it takes regain her vision. Although I found this part of the story quite compelling, I was most fascinated with several of the subplots which centered on specific beliefs and traditions held sacred by the Amish. There are numerous interesting threads in the story and I would consider The Crossroad to be the antithesis of a boring read.

Philip Bradley continues to impress readers in this book, as the man who might just possibly be perfect for Rachel. Several secondary characters add interest to the story. Lavina is one that I especially like. She has more than average courage and conviction, though is generally considered to be lacking in some areas. God uses her to bless others in unexpected ways.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy Amish fiction.