This is the sequel to The Shunning, in which book Katie Lapp finds out that she is adopted, that she is not Amish, and that her real name is Katherine Mayfield. Also her mother, Laura Mayfield is terminally ill with malignant MS. In this book Katie has left the Amish community because of the shunning. She finds her birth mom only to discover an imposter is posing as Katie Lapp because of the large inheritance Katie is set to receive. She tries to straighten things out but gets stopped whichever way she turns! Also, there are alternate story lines describing the way the Amish community is reacting to Katie's shunning.
This book is 100% a 5!
1: I love any book that give me an emotional roller coaster ride and this book answers that description to a tee! I was on the verge of tears almost the entire book!
2: The storyline about Rebecca Lapp, Katie's Amish mama, is so sweet and sad. It makes me want to cry, she just wants Katie back so badly! And you can also tell that Katie's Amish father and her sister in law also want Katie back so badly but are afraid to show it, because then they also might get shunned. Its just a mess, the whole deal is messed UP!
3: Okay, so I think Mary is possibly the best friend ever, because she cared so much that she was willing to risk being shunned herself to reach out to Katie and to help her in any way she could.
4: The Mayfield servants are incredible! I mean it. I would love to know them all in real life if I could! I mean Rosie and Fulton, what cute little suspicious lovebirds! And then Theodore, I was in love with him for real!
5: SPOILER ALERT if you haven't read the first book or watched the movies.....Daniel....WHAT EVEN.... you died..but you didn't... life is confusing!