by Beverly Lewis(Author) Years after her friend Gloria's family was expelled from the Old Order church, Leona unexpectedly hears from Gloria and endeavors to convince her to rejoin the Amish church, but Leona's fiancee has his reservations about her mission.A Compelling Story of Friendship from the Top Author in Amish Fiction Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiancee, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing? My Review:Beverly Lewis has always been my favorite author for Amish fiction. This book centers on 2 Amish girls that come from very different families. As their friendship grow they become more like sister. Just what Leona always dream for was a sister(Gloria) to fill her lonely days. But out of the blue Gloria's family leaves the Amish community. Leona waits for a letter from her best friend that never comes. Finally years later a letter comes asking for help.The main point of the story is to consider the cost of living a christian life. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.