Nov 17, 2023
The split-time Amish Memories series by Leslie Gould continues with book two, This Passing Hour, releasing in just over a week, and oh wow does this series sound exciting. Listen in as we discuss history, its echoes, and the series that illustrates them through the stories of different plain people through the years.
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Author of numerous bestselling Amish novels, Leslie Gould does something I've never seen before--she writes AMISH split-time! The influences of World War II on Mennonites and Amish in both Germany and America? Well, how could it not be riveting?
I loved hearing about her research into Nazi sympathies both in America and in Germany and comparing research and other books that use similar situations in different ways.
Leslie Gould also writes Amish rom-coms! How cool is that? And her next series? Yep, heading back that way.
After the death of her parents, Mennonite Brenna Zimmerman relocates to the Lancaster County farm of her Old Order Amish grandparents. There, she befriends Rylan Sanders, a disabled veteran, and commits to rising above her own grief to help him as much as she can. But when things take a turn for the worse, Brenna finds herself at a loss for what to do.
As Brenna struggles, her Mennonite friend Johann Mazur, a soldier in the Ukrainian Army, encourages her to distance herself from Rylan. But when she discovers that Rylan's army buddies are withholding secrets that could help with his psychological healing, Brenna is torn between her feelings for Johann and her commitment to help Rylan.
Inspired by the story of her distant relative who served with the Red Cross and supervised German POWs during World War II, Brenna considers her own future and must decide whether she has the courage to give up the comforts she craves for the life she truly wants.
The Passing Hour is available at BakerBookHouse for 40% off with free shipping through 11/27/23!