Tracy Fredryshowski is a new author for me, although I have known Tracy for many years in the blogging community. When given the opportunity to read her second book ahead of the release date I jumped right in! It was my privilege to write this book review. Although I was given a copy of the book in exchange for writing the book review the thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
If you enjoy reading Amish literature this is a book for you. Although this is the second book in the series you can read it as a stand-alone novel. Tracy does an excellent job of introducing all the characters in the book in the beginning. The main themes in the book are faith, family, love and forgiveness.
I enjoyed the book and once I started reading it I could not put it down. The characters are well developed and the story develops quickly. I don’t want to give anything away in case you read the book yourself but characters in Secrets of Willow Springs struggle with forgiveness throughout the book.
Forgiveness is a hard issue to deal with especially when someone played God with the character’s lives. Will they forgive and more importantly will they trust God in all of it?
Faith also plays a large part in the story, I enjoy reading stories about characters with a strong faith and the issue they deal with. They seem more true to life as they deal with many of the same issues that we ourselves may deal with.
If you are looking for a good book to read this December be sure to check out Tracy’s book, Secrets of Willow Springs, Book 2. Although you can read the book as a stand alone I would strongly encourage you to read Book One as well so you have a full understanding of the depth of the characters. Once you start reading you will not want to put the book down! I certainly hope Tracy Fredrychowski continues to write, she is a wonderful author and I look forward to reading more of her books.