Review: Runaway Home by Amy Grochowski

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is book two in the series and some previous characters are part of the storyline, however, I believe this book can also be read and understood even if you have not read Forever Home, which is book one in the series.

I really liked Noah and Rachel and appreciated that they had honest conversations with each other. These two characters had a history together that ended painfully many years ago. Yet the way they treated each other when they met again spoke to the fact that they both truly did have a relationship with God.

I appreciated that the ministers in this community focused on the gospel message and faith rather than works. And even though Noah and Rachel had obstacles to overcome before they could hope to find happiness together, their journey back to each other was a joy to read about.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


When love demands courage and faith…

An uplifting love story of reconciliation and redemption for a runaway cowboy and the Amish woman he never forgot, as they step-out on a giant leap of faith.

Noah Detweiler thought he’d left his Amish life forever. After years on the Albertan prairie as a cowboy, he’s finally found peace with God and purpose at Second Chance Ranch working with special needs children. But when he discovers time is running out for any hope of reconciliation with his father, Noah is forced to revisit his past and the woman he left behind.

Rachel Erb remains content with Amish life on Prince Edward Island by focusing on her faith and her job caring for animals–until Noah returns and the secret longings of her heart are exposed. But loving Noah is destined to break her heart again–no matter what she chooses.

When vicious rumors divide her family and even the New Hope community, a future together seems as far out of reach as it ever has been for Noah and Rachel. Their dreams won’t be realized without sacrifice. Only who will pay the cost?

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Amy Grochowski

Amy Grochowski‘s deep appreciation for the Amish faith and way of life stems from six years of living and working with a Beachy Amish family, as well as her own Anabaptist roots. Her debut novel, Forever Home, was a pre-published winner of Romance Writers of America’s Maggie Award and a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest. She is a member of ACFW and Word Weavers Int’l.

Amy spent her childhood in Melbourne, Australia, where her parents worked as church planters. After returning to the States, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia became home. Her real-life romance began on a travel nursing assignment to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she met her husband, David.

After a nursing career of more than twenty years, Amy is now fulfilling her long-awaited dream career as an author of inspirational romance. She is also a full-time homeschool mom for her two boys, one of whom has Autism Spectrum Disorder, and lives with her family in the bustling foothills of North Carolina.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Runaway Home by Amy Grochowski

  1. Thank you so much, Brittany, for the lovely review. It’s always reassuring to know my characters are connecting to readers. And to know the spiritual aspects of the story ring true is like icing on the cake–the book birthday cake! 🙂

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