“A Simple Faith” by Rosalind Lauer | Lancaster Crossroads Book 1

A Simple FaithThe first time I spotted A Simple Faith was on the bookshelf at Wal-Mart. I should have picked it up then but I couldn’t really afford to spend the $$ so I waited.

Thankfully I found a copy on sale later and I am so glad I did.

I’ve discovered a wonderful new author in Rosalind Lauer and I have four books, so far, of hers – two from her previous series and two from this one.

I’ve had to check a couple out at the library but I’m watching for sales at the local Christian Book Stores and Wal-Mart, of course.

And I will be reviewing the second book in this series soon, thanks entirely to Ballantine/Random House!

Rosalind Lauer is an exceptional author. Even having read her first series, I was not prepared for how great this book would be.

It’s a great read!

I will say that I’m a bit confused about who exactly is on the cover of the book – typically the cover of the book features the main character but none of the “main” characters of the story fit the picture we see.

Whoever is or is not depicted on the cover, the story inside is exceedingly well-written. Right away, Rosalind Lauer pulls us into this wonderfully simple world. We feel like we are right there with Elsie as she runs the store and Haley as she helps her patients.

And it’s always exciting to see crossovers. We get to see some of the characters from Rosalind’s first series make appearances in this one. It’s wonderful to meet so many new characters and see how they interact with the ones we already know and love. It’s just one more facet of Rosalind’s talent.

She takes a fresh story and winds it into the community we already feel as though we are a part of.


You can find more about this book HERE on the book page at Random House/Ballantine.

And here is a little sneak peek from Random House


Rushing to the scene of a tragic highway collision, nursing student Haley Donovan draws on her training to care for the passengers in the crumpled van. The experience wins her a place in Lancaster County’s tight-knit Amish society, and draws her to kindhearted psychologist Dylan Monroe. Working side by side with Dylan, who is bringing counseling services to the small town of Halfway, Haley feels an undeniable attraction between them, yet she senses that Dylan is holding back, scarred by the wounds of his past.

Elsie Lapp, the manager of Halfway’s country store, is a voice of cheer and goodwill for her customers. But Elsie’s serene world spins out of control with the terrible crash, and the young woman finds herself grappling for the simple faith that has always sustained her. Her burden is eased by Ruben Zook, a neighbor known for his snide jokes. In the aftermath of the accident, Ruben reveals a tender heart that could easily sweep her away. However, Elsie carries secrets that keep her from surrendering her heart.

Exploring the ways that faith, hope, and charity bring everyone together, A Simple Faith resonates with the sweetness, purity, and power of love.

You can also click HERE to read more reviews on ChristianBook.com and HERE for GoodReads

Click HERE to visit Rosalind Lauer’s Facebook Page.

Happy Reading



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