Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for.
Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices.
Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?
Home All Along is the third and final book in the Amish Secrets Series written by Beth Wiseman. This book could be read as a standalone, but is better to read the first two books where we are introduced to the various wonderful characters as the story continues to the third one which is Charlotte and Daniel’s story.
This third book began with Charlotte having attended her biological mother’s funeral. A woman that Charlotte does not know showed up at the end of the service, who turns out to be her sister, Andrea. Charlotte has not seen Andrea in years because she had been taken from their abusive home as a baby. Before long, Andrea moved in with Charlotte, together with her baby. Charlotte was determined to turn the house she had inherited from their brother, Eden into a home for the three of them.
Charlotte struggled with her past, her fears, and the choices she would have to make. On her journey, Charlotte found herself living in Paradise, an Amish community located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Charlotte had endured so much: her father was killed in a barroom brawl, her mother was hooked on meth and had mental problems, her brother took his own life, and she had an abusive childhood.
Charlotte and Daniel develop a special relationship, but sadly, Charlotte couldn’t commit herself to him or the Amish church for fear of failing. As they discussed their future, Charlotte and Daniel had so many challenges and very difficult decisions to face. My heart was touched as they faced their struggles and sadness, and I really felt their pain.
All the characters in this story are so well developed and the plot was very realistic. Beth Wiseman shows us that life is not easy and we must with God’s help move forward. As usual Beth’s books are great!! I thought Home All Along was the best Beth Wiseman book I have read to date.
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing into the year 2018, and she has published thirteen novels and thirteen novellas to date.
As a former newspaper reporter, Beth was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association. She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications. However, writing novels is where her heart is. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.
Beth has a deep affection for the Amish and their simpler way of life, and while she plans to continue writing Amish love stories, she is also branching out into other areas. Her first non-Amish, contemporary—Need You Now—released in April 2012 and landed on the CBA Bestseller List. She enjoyed writing the story based in a town near where she lives, and she chose another small Texas town for her next non-Amish contemporary—The House that Love Built—which is based in Smithville, the same quaint town where movies such as Hope Floats and Tree of Life were filmed. Beth continued to spread her wings when she released The Promise in October 2014. Inspired by actual events, The Promise follows Beth’s characters all the way to Pakistan. Beth was involved in the real-life rescue when her friend was held captive in Pakistan.
Beth and her husband are empty nesters enjoying the country life in Texas with three dogs and a rooster. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, paint, and enjoy time with friends and family.
- Finished copies of all three books in The Amish Secrets Series by Beth Wiseman (Her Brother’s Keeper, Love Bears All Things, Home All Along)
- SIGNED bookplates for all three books
- A custom series poster
- A custom Home All Along bookmark with plantable home-shaped seed card
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