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Book Review & GIVEAWAY: Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer


magine a young girl carrying the sadness year after year that she was born just hours after her sister died . . .  the sadness that hovers over each of her birthdays.  This young Amish woman, Marianna, is now 19 and plans on marrying an Amish young man but since she has a prodigal brother and her mother is expecting, she contemplates moving with them to help her mother.  She starts looking at her faith and has heart searches on what she truly believes.

If you like Amish fiction, Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel is a great, captivating book to read, and I look forward to reading more by this author, Tricia Goyer.

A complimentary copy of Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel was provided to me in exchange for my honest opinion of it and the following provided information.

About the Book:  Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she’s ever known.When Marianna’s family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about. As Marianna struggles to find “home”, she also encounters God in intimate ways. Click here to watch the book trailers.

About the Author -Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books includingSongbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions.

She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. Visit for more info.

A Giveaway! To celebrate the release of the first book in the Big Sky Amish series, Tricia is giving away 10 copies of Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel and a pair of super cute antique Amish salt & pepper shakers.

Visit Tricia’s blog, It’s Real Life, to enter the giveaway.



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

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