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MedAutumnGraceReviewed by Meg Massey

Ruth Schock, the oldest of seven sisters, has never felt like her father approves of her and her decisions. When Ruth is presented with an opportunity to teach in a neighboring community, she sees a chance to prove her worth to her family.

When Ruth moves to the new town, she is pleasantly surprised to meet shy Levi Yoder, who lives across the street from her new school house. Levi has always been content to live by himself, caring for the injured animals he rescues. But Ruth’s independent and fun-loving spirit captures him in a way he never thought possible.

Soon, Ruth’s unconventional teaching methods lead to a complaint from the community, and Ruth’s position, and her growing relationship with Levi, are in jeopardy. Will Ruth be able to overcome this new adversity? Or will she return to her own community?

Author Marianne Ellis presents a tale of two people who couldn’t be more different but who prove to be perfect for each other in Autumn Grace. Levi and Ruth must work to overcome their respective pasts, to see if a future is possible for them. I loved this story of Amish values and community. And if you’re an Amish fiction fan, you will too.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Berkley. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.