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I did not find Amana "Somewhere to Belong",
This review is from: Somewhere to Belong (Daughters of Amana, Book 1) (Paperback)
I'm sorry. I hate writing bad reviews about books. I LOVE reading, and am so thankful to be part of the review board for Bethany House Publishers. It lets me receive books for free.
But this book just hit a raw nerve with me. I grew up in a cult like religion, and the unbending and unwritten rules in this book just got under my skin. They reminded me of how no one can measure up under those circumstances.
I didn't like the fact that Berta was labeled "rebellious". When I had to abide by unbending rules with no grace involved, I was considered rebellious too. :( And the fact that Johanna was punished because of the supposed wrongdoings of Berta made me feel angry too.
I was expecting a book more along the lines of Beverly Lewis's Amish books, which I adore! But this book is nothing like them, in my opinion.
All in all, I won't be reading any more of the books in this series, and probably won't read another book by Judith Miller.
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We each review books according to our life experiences and expectations, whether we realize it or not. I appreciate it when a reviewer lets me know where they are coming from. Thanks, "mom of 4," for your honesty.
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