Even though I had not read the previous books in this series, I found this wasn’t necessary to enjoy Miriam and the Stranger. I enjoyed the authors attention to detail. The story did not move too fast, which meant I had plenty of time to get to know all the important characters. I appreciated the author referencing things that must have happened in earlier books because it made the story easy to follow.
The story followed a young Amish woman named Miriam. In meeting and Englischer named Tyler she found herself extremely flustered. Then Mose comes to town, a minister from her old community who is looking for a wife. Looking for Miriam to be exact. He seems cold and rigid, and while he is in town visiting he seems to be examining Miriam to see if she will pass his test.
I enjoyed seeing Miriam react to Mose in what she thought was proper, however questioning a little bit on the inside. It shows that she was just as human as the next woman. Tyler ends up staying in the community longer than anticipated and finds himself taken with Miriam. He seeks her out and Miriam finds herself in quite a pickle.
Will an exposed secret keep Mose and Miriam apart? Will Tyler finally break Miriam into looking outside the Amish community? You will have to find out for yourself!
I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.