Sarah Yoder is an Amish woman content to live by the rules of her Amish community. A widow, she is raising her children without their father but enjoys the companionship of her deceased husband’s family. Sarah is also happy to be learning the art of using herbs as medicine to help those in her community. Keys of Heaven is the second book in Adina Senft‘s Healing Grace series.
Certain stereotypes may come to mind when considering the Amish – a strict adherence to rules, steadfast religiousness, and separation from the world. But Senft creates a very human, easy-to-relate-to character in Sarah Yoder. In many ways, Sarah is like a non-Amish woman: she feels the pull of romantic love and she experiences conflict with members of her community.
I thoroughly enjoyed Keys of Heaven and give it five out of five stars. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Amish culture as well as those who enjoy reading Christian fiction that has a realistic amount of conflict.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of Keys of Heaven from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.