Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blog Tour: Along Wooded Paths (Review)

I just have to say it (and it's not just because I like Tricia Goyer as a person).... but I'm falling in love with her writing style.

There. So now you know, this will be a "positive" review. - End of disclaimer.

In this novel, the second in Goyer's contemporary Amish fiction line, she weaves a story that honestly, could take place "in the real world," but her main characters happen to be Amish.

The story is well crafted. I love how she's building on the characters - yes it helped that I read the first book. However, I think people new to the series could read it with minimal effort (she includes enough back story to catch you up!)

I like this novel because Goyer has included realistic situations. I kept reading, wanting to know more - and because it's book two, was left wanting more - book three comes out in April.

I definitely give this book a solid four on the five point scale. Strong characters, strong plot lines and more make this book a good fall read. (Seriously, even if you aren't a huge fan of Amish fiction, I truly think you'll like this book)

More About This Book
All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

More About The Author
Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough.

She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Goyer's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005.

In addition to her novels, Goyer writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. She is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. Goyer and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

For more about Goyer's and her other books visit

Online Resources
Find out more about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here:

Read an excerpt from Along Wooded Paths here!

Watch the online video for Along Wooded Paths

Buy Along Wooded Paths at Amazon!

See what other people have to say - follow the blog tour here!

Take part in the Along Wooded Paths Facebook Party & Live Author Chat!
Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she'll host a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

Along Wooded Paths Party

Do you live in Ohio or Pennsylvania?
Catch Tricia on her In Person Book Tour!

Check These Out
Past Reviews & Interviews with Tricia Goyer!

Tricia Goyer
Songbird Under a German Moon (Review)
All Things Hidden (Review)
Sunflower Serenade (Review)
Blue Like Play Dough (Review)
Beside Still Waters (Review)

Tricia Goyer and Kristen Jane Anderson
Life, In Spite of Me (Review & Interview with Tricia Goyer)

Tricia Goyer and Ocienna Fleiss
Love Finds You In Lonesome Prairie (Review & Interview)
Love Finds You In Victory Heights (Review & Interview)

Tricia Goyer & Robin Gunn
Praying for Your Future Husband (Interview)

Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey 
The Swiss Courier - (Review & Interview)

As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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