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Book Review: Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Still Life in Shadows

The Synopsis:

“Fifteen years ago Gideon Miller ran away from an Amish life that seemed perfect. But it held a childhood secret he could not leave behind.

Gideon, now an auto mechanic in Twin Branches, North Carolina, helps Amish youth relocate to modern society, earning him the nickname the “Getaway Savior.” When Kiki, an autistic teen, enters his shop wanting a job, Gideon struggles to accept her although he’s infatuated with her sister Mari. Furthermore, a surprise visit from his younger brother, Moriah, forces Gideon to realize that his need God’s forgiveness is far greater than he anticipated.”

My Review:

This was a good book, although very emotional. With the main characters dealing with different issues about their parents, an autistic teen dealing with bullies, and a young man close to the characters wasting his life on drugs, I would not recommend this book to any youngsters. And there is a murder mystery and some racism in this book as well.

However, there are upsides. There are some very funny characters and good morals in this story, as well as the important lesson of forgiveness. I also enjoyed all of the information about Amish life and there are two recipes in the back of the book that are some of the characters favorites.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and will recommend it to those of you that like a “sort-of-mysterious-and-sweet-ending” book!

“I received this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”

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