Along Wooded Paths – book review


I never have enough time to read like I used to. But I do love a good book. lately I’ve been reading books about the Amish communities. I guess you could call them Amish romance books. My friends think I’m a little nutty and I really can’t wait to go to Pennsylvania next year and see and learn more about them.

This latest book – Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer was a great book! I’m going to order the first one and will be on the lookout for the 3rd book Beside Stilled Waters. Even though this is a “second” book, it is not necessary to read the first one to enjoy this one.

About the book:

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. The story was well written and the details were vivid. I’ve read romance stories before, but these Amish romances are sweet and gentle and have a biblical spirit to them. I’m really enjoying them and I think an avid reader would too, given the chance.

You can purchase it on Amazon. Check out other reviews here.

; Along Wooded Paths Party

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty 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.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit


I received a copy above this book in order to review it. Opinions are my own.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. I read Beside Still Waters and this one for review. Loved them both, but they both left me hanging. I can’t wait for the third one. Would love to watch this in a movie someday. What do you think?

  2. Sounds like a good book.

  3. Great review!

  4. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

  5. I just got into books on the Amish and really enjoy them. This is going on my wish list.

  6. I need to take the time to read more (I miss it). This book sounds like a good read!

  7. I loved this book, I am on the tour too, had to reschedule for next week!

  8. I’ve never tried an Amish romance before. Interesting. I’ll give it a go.