I’ve read quite a few Amish novels in the past couple of years and quite enjoyed them. A Taste of Faith is about a young woman named Fern Zook who lives with her grandmother, a healer who is teaching Fern her craft. They live next door to a rather large family of children, the oldest of whom is Abram.
At first Abram is a bit of a conundrum — standoffish at times, grateful at other times, reluctant to ask for help or become involved, even in minor ways. When he is left in charge of his younger siblings and little Mary faints from the hot sun, he turns to Fern for help and a tentative connection is made. The story is full of humour and misunderstandings while Abram and the children fend for themselves and the relationship between Fern and the children, at first, more than with Abram, develops.
The story line is a bit predictable and it is a novella, so it’s not a long read. The information about healing plants was interesting, and some of the insights into Amish life, also. There is a glossary to the Amish terms used which is helpful. It was enjoyable but not necessarily outstanding. It is a part of the Amish Kitchen novella series. * * 1/2