I loved the first book in the Apple Creek Dreams Series, A Quilt For Jenna. I opened The Road Home with a bit of trepidation, hoping it would be as good.
Rest assured, Patrick Craig is a gifted novelist and he writes a page-turner. I enjoyed catching up with Jerusha, Reuben, and Jenny. We got just enough of the backstory from the first book so a new reader knows what’s going on, but not so much that it bogged down the new story. When we left the Springer family, they had just welcomed four-year old Jenny into their family.
The Road Home opens in 1965. Jenny has grown into a lovely young woman, but she is plagued by feelings of not fitting in in her Amish family and community. She loves her adoptive parents, but yearns to know who she is and where she came from.
Johnny’s story begins in San Francisco, in the midst of the drug and free love culture. He witnesses a crime and flees the city with drug dealers on his tail. He spends a few days in Apple Creek and meets Jenny. The two are drawn together by a shared sense of something missing. When the drug dealers find Johnny and Jenny, their lives are in great danger. Only by God’s grace do they get away and get answers to all their questions.
I’m looking forward to the next installment from Patrick Craig, Jenny’s Choice. I’m intrigued and wondering what her choice is all about.
The Road Home is a recommended read!
–I received a free copy of The Road Home from Mr. Craig and Harvest House in return for an honest review.