Bound Together

Karsten Field Trilogy - Book 2

Christian - Amish
228 Pages
Reviewed on 03/11/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Bound Together, Book 2 from the Karsten Field Trilogy is a Christian Amish novel by George Michael Loughmueller. Allan Howarth hasn’t regretted joining the Amish community of Karsten Field after his divorce. He loves his new family and friends, and appreciates the ancient teachings he now lives by. But his faith is tested when the farming community of Karsten Field experiences a sudden flood, then a drought. How are they to survive when the crops are ruined? Things take another unexpected turn when a stranger visits, asking questions about his ancestor. It’s a harsh, cold winter that gets even worse when Ruth, Allan’s daughter, becomes seriously ill. Are prayers sufficient to save his daughter since the Amish disapprove of modern medicine? Is it God’s will to let Ruth die?

This is a wonderful follow-up to Set Free, Book 1 in the trilogy. Allan has matured a lot in physical appearance, as well as taking on a more positive, meditative outlook on life. I like the warm, homely attitude these Amish characters displayed, especially towards strangers they meet. The story is deep and meaningful, beautifully written and memorable. I do like George Michael Loughmueller’s style as he is very thorough when explaining about the Amish religion and customs in a story that is moderately paced and interesting throughout. It is spiritually uplifting and readers will adore Ruth and Elder Ben. I recommend reading the first book in this series to better understand the characters and their issues a lot more before reading Bound Together.