Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Book Review~First Impressions by Sarah Price
When I first saw the description for First Impressions by author Sarah Price, I was intrigued how she could pull off turning a classic such as Pride and Prejudice into an Amish novel. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it is possible, and Ms. Price did an amazing job with it!
First Impressions is the first book in Sarah Prices new series, The Amish Classics. In this story, the Blank family is a traditional Old Order Amish family. They were blessed with five daughters, but no sons. For an Amish farming family, not having a son can be a problem, but daughter Lizzie takes on the role of son, helping her Daed with all the farming chores. Lizzie is a spirited young woman, and would rather be helping with farm chores or reading than courting young men. Her older sister Jane, however, dreams of marrying and starting a family.
Some new people from an Ohio Amish community move in near the Blank's Pennsylvania farm. Jane is quickly attracted to Charles, a kind and upstanding Amish man. They begin to spend time together, and the family assumes a marriage will happen soon. When Lizzie meets Frederick, she is shocked at how prideful he is. She doesn't like anything about him. When Frederick admits his interest in her, Lizzie shoots him down immediately.
I don't want to give any more of the story away, so I will stop there. First Impressions was a wonderful story, one I read in two days. Even though I haven't read Pride and Prejudice, I do know the basic story and First Impressions is the Amish version of the story. This story focuses on family, faith, and love. It will remind you to not judge, and not to believe gossip. It is a romantic love story full of good life lessons.
*Disclosure: I received this book free from Booketeria in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.