This book is not nearly as dark and foreboding as the cover makes it seem. I know it gave me more than a little pause…
After reading it, I realize the story is not particularly my taste but it is a very intriguing concept.
Thomas Nye has taken his love of horses and his fascination with Amish culture and shaped it into a story that will definitely surprise you.
To be completely honest, I am more than a little frightened of horses due to a rough experience in my younger years and that may have affected my view just a little.
But if I can read it, with my issues, anyone can! Anyone who would enjoy a story about looking at Amish culture through the eyes of a somewhat angry young man who lives “fancy”, that is.
And all the information about horses – well, any horse lover would just eat it up.
A bit more from Crosslink Publishing about the book:
Lenny happened to notice his blurry reflection on the windowpane. He knew it was his image; nevertheless, he couldn’t recognize his own face. Those almond-shaped eyes and dark-brown hair belonged to him, yet, inside, he felt disconnected from his past, having never known his own father. Grandpa had insisted, “Leonard, needs to come spend a summer at the home-place …
“ A teenage boy, struggling with his identity, reluctantly leaves his modern, city-life behind and enters the slow-paced, mysterious world of the Amish. Grandpa teaches Lenny to farm with draft horses, a tranquil experience that seeps into his soul, changing his perspective. A neighbor girl appears while he is working in the fields, weaving a romance in the fabric of his summer.
Lenny discovers that everyday on an Amish farm is an adventure. Thunderstorms rumble above, as a fragile relationship, between an Amish family and their non-Amish visitor, begins to unravel. Daybreak in a cow pasture, plowing with horses, enchanting moonlit buggy rides, and picturesque sunsets are all part of life, Under the Heavens.
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