Saving Gideon, Clover Ridge Series #1
By: Amy Lillard
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2012
Gideon Fisher wants one thing out of life -- to be left alone. This is not the Amish way, but he's devastated after the death of his wife and son to the point of losing his faith. He buys a farm on the outskirts of the district and pulls away from his community. But when a freak spring snowstorm brings a beautiful Englisher to his farm, what choice does Gideon have but to let her in?
Saving Gideon involves an Amish man named Gideon Fisher, who has lost his faith after losing his wife and son in a tragic accident. He has secluded himself from his family and community, placing the blame (wrongly) for the death of his family on himself. When a sudden snow storm results in a beautiful English socialite, Avery Ann Hamilton, being stranded at his home, he hardly knows how to react, but he has no choice but to save her, as she was injured when her car slid out of control in the storm. Avery, on the other hand, is trying to escape the fast paced world. She has been unsuccessful at finding true love, as every man she meets seems to only be after her father’s money. She finds life on Gideon’s farm a welcome relief, and even learns how to cook and take care of a home. The longer she stays, the less she wants to leave, not only the simplicity of Amish life, but Gideon, as well.
This was a great book! It’s very rare that I’ve read a book where an English person wants to stay living in the Amish lifestyle, but coming from the lifestyle Avery did, I can understand why she would prefer not to mention the fact that Gideon appreciated her for who she was, not who her father was. I enjoyed watching Avery overcome her struggles and learn new things that she never would have experienced in the “real world.”
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers