This is an Amish story that deals with some sticky issues for the Amish like military service and medical service. Leisel was raised Amish but she has always been interested in being a nurse so she breaks away and becomes a nurse. She has an English boyfriend , Nick who is also a nurse. Leisel is still bound by her Amish beliefs even though she has no intention of joining the Amish church. When Nick decides to join the Air Force, Leisel cannot get her head around it because she does not believe in war.
The story goes back and forth between Leisel and the story of her grandfather, an Amish man who was an ambulance drive in France during WWII in a Civilian group that used conscientious objectors. Leisel’s Aunt tells her the story of her grandfather and also the story of the aunt’s fiancé who died in Viet Nam doing medical service as a conscientious objector.
The story is an examination of the main character’s beliefs and her final conclusion of what is God’s will for her life. The story is very well crafted and keeps you guessing till the end. It portrays some of the conflicts between the Plain world and the English world and how people on both sides choose to deal with the differences. I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to those who love Amish stories and also those who love WWII stories. I was given a Kindle edition of this book for the purpose of a review.