Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould; 2016; $14.99; 373 pages; Bethany House, Bloomington, MN; 978-0-7642-1524-7; sent from Publisher;1/3/1/16-2/3/16

A continuation of the story which began in Amish Promises.  Zane and Lila are from different worlds, as Lila is part of an Amish family and Zane’s father is a veteran of the U.S. Army.  They have grown close together being neighbors, perhaps too close as the are closing in on eighteen.  Lila is being courted by another member of the Amish community and pushes Zane away, he impulsively joins the U.S. Army and after training is deployed to Afghanistan.  Absence seems to make the heart grow fonder and bought Zane and Lila come to realizations that will change their lives and the lives of those around them.

Grade-A

Did I enjoy it?  Yes, it was a good story of young love and complicated relationships which were made even more complicated by the differences in faiths.