Synopses & Reviews
Carly Berndt has never felt Amish. Though raised by loving Amish grandparents in the idyllic town of Charm, Ohio, shes always wondered about the parents she never knew and believed that discovering the truth about them will help her figure out where she belongs. Carlys rumspringa is the perfect opportunity for her to leave Charm and track down clues about her identity. But if her search uncovers painful details about her past and threatens her future happiness, will Carly keep digging? Throughout the process, Carly finds herself drawn to two men who represent the lives she must decide betweenan Englisher whose world intrigues her and the gentle Amish boy who is forbidden to her. Whereand with whomdoes Carly truly belong? Will God make the answer clear?
Emma Miller appears to be the most blessed girl in Indiana. She teaches school, enjoys the attention of a wonderful man and has a loving family. But this Amish girl has more on her mind than buggies and bonnets; she longs for adventure and wants to see the world. So when her sister Abby convinces her to spend the summer with relatives in Charm, Ohio, Emma jumps at the chance. In Charm, she meets an Englisher who has come to town to escape her chaotic life and despite their differences, the two become fast friends. Emma finds herself pulled between two worlds and her ultimate decision will impact not only herself but everyone she knows.