The book brings back wonderful childhood memories of growing up on a farm, even though it wasn’t an Amish farm the farm life is very similar to all. I have always had a draw to the Amish life when we go to Lancaster and this book made me feel a part of the story.
I enjoyed the first book, “Under the Heavens”. This is a stand-alone book if you haven’t read the first one. However, many of the characters are introduced in the first book. I enjoy when you get to glimpse into the lives of the characters you have met in a previous books. It’s like an old boot and just plain old comfortable!
Stranded on an Amish farm after an accident, Lenny and his dog, Russell, seem to find trouble. Warned by Bishop Mose not to chase the Amish girls, Lenny finds himself trying to fit into the Amish way of life while also trying to understand his interest in Leah as he journeys into manhood. With friendships new and old, as well as his love of horses, though trouble may find him, forgiveness and redemption follow closely…
I really enjoy Thomas Nye’s writing style. He is very descriptive without being overwhelming. His writing style is different and refreshing from the norm in the Amish genre. I love the horses and his love for them shines through the pages of Catbird Singing.
I love it when the author has a way of bringing out the characters and they feel like your next door neighbor. You can’t help but not to have heartfelt feelings for the characters. Lenny is back and is now a young man. Except this time he has eyes for an Amish girl, Leah. One problem for Lenny is Bishop Mose.
Lenny’s love and bond of horses helps him through some tough times. Catbird Singing also has a wonderful life lesson intermingled throughout the pages along with Christian values.
I hope that Thomas Nye has more books planned in the future. Thank you for another amazing story.
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