Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: The Rose of Saratoga County by Murray Pura

 The Rose of Saratoga County

The Rose of Saratoga County-The Complete Series'

From Amazon:

It is 1775. Rose Lantz Daniels - mother, grandmother, and wife - is celebrating her 65th birthday surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She has much to thank God for as she tells both God and the people around her. But storm clouds are brooding over The Thirteen Colonies and Rose and Ethan and their family are about to be swept up in the cataclysm of the American Revolution. Violence and armed rebellion are not things Rose has ever embraced as a good Amish woman and she has spent a lifetime avoiding them. But now they are about to tear the bonds of her family apart.

My thoughts:

What a great book to get lost in during Memorial Weekend. As I read The Rose of Saratoga County I remembered the scarifies made by the colonists during the American Revolution.  Never to be forgotten are the sons, and fathers all were taken too soon so that we could live as a free country.

Murray Pura gives such detail I could imagine the forest, the quaint village, and smile at the young romance.  On the other hand the horrors of war were described so vividly I could see them in my mind.   

Romance came into play again in this second installment of the series when it becomes apparent that the granddaughter Rose is just a fiery as her grandmother.   She goes against conventionality and shows true courage. 

Questions also arise for Rose about the Amish peaceful ways.  She has her own moral dilemma about the beginning of a war. 

The romance and history in The Rose of Saratoga County makes it a wonderful read!

I was sent this book by the author in exchange for a honest review.

You can read my book review for the first book of this series The Rose of Lancaster County here.

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