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All Rachel wanted was to learn and broaden her horizons. Intelligent, curious, yet committed to her Amish community and especially her family, she was torn between her need to learn and them. She needed to learn as much as she needed to breathe. Amish restrictions upon her chafe so she decides to secretly take a college course...with totally unexpected consequences when she meets Rob. Meanwhile her brother runs afoul of some nasty characters further complicating her life. Faced with challenges, Rachel must decide whether she will remain Amish or follow her heart.
This reviewer enjoyed An Unexpected Match and can recommend it as a good read. One caution, the Amish community of this book doesn't accurately reflect all Amish communities everywhere. In my area, they're so much more conservative and strict than those described in this story that much of what occurs in the book wouldn't occur around here. For example, dress code is stricter and where the members may work is also more restricted. Our Amish are very strict Old Order Amish.
Really nice, interesting, different, Amish story. Very different from the norm. So much more to hold your attention than typical amish novels. However the constant explanations and overexplaining of feelings, emotions, and situations became tedious and tiresome from page 1. I had to ski p several pages because if the author's penchant for lengthy descriptions. I wanted to shout: Okay! We understand already! No need to keep harping on the same thing! Ugh! Other than that , this book is really good, and very unique in a sea of amish "who-likes-who" silliniess. Thank you for a refreshingly different plot!
It's been a long time since I spent a day totally lost in a book! This was great and I can't wait for the next one. I thought Gayle made Rachel very insightful, and presented her difficult struggles with her decision very thoroughly and realistically. I laughed and cried, and hurt for her!