Sunday, April 1, 2012

An Uncommon Grace by Serena B. Miller

About the Book:

Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war.

Levi Troyer finds his pacifist beliefs challenged when he discovers his stepfather has been killed and his mother wounded by an unknown intruder. Levi and Grace are thrown together when she comes to his family’s rescue and saves his mother’s life. A deep attraction develops—even though a relationship between them is strictly forbidden.

Levi belongs to the most conservative and isolated of all Amish sects—the Swartzentruber Amish. Even before meeting Grace, Levi had begun to question some of their teachings. He has considered leaving, but knows he will be banned forever from contact with his younger siblings and widowed mother—who need him to survive. He is torn between his love for Grace and his responsibility to his family.

Grace considers leaving her beloved farm and reenlisting rather than continuing to live near the man she loves but cannot have. Levi must confront the Bann if he pursues Grace. And a murderer must be caught. When lifelong allegiances are tested, can love and justice prevail?

My Review:

Not your typical Amish story! An Uncommon Grace by Serena B. Miller is such a unique and great book set in the most conservative of all Amish sects, the Swartzentruber's. Right there that made for an interesting story, but tie in some great and love able Englisch characters, a murder and a sense to protect your family and now you have an unforgettable story. 

This is Serena's third book, but the first I have read and I loved every page of it and know I will be reading more from Serena in the future. She crafted a great story and threw in multiple twists that I was not expecting. I loved the murder part of the story because I had no idea who had done it till the end! I can't forget about Grace, I loved her! Her spirit, her hard work, wanting to do what is right even when its hard and so much more. Great job Serena! Final rating 4.5 stars!

*I received this book through Howard books for the purpose of this review, and honest opinion was all that was requested. Thank you Howard! 


  1. Amazon won't let us post one yet, Jen, but I loved this book! Serena is so talented! There isn't anything I didn't like about this book, and your review is wonderful!

  2. Thank you, I posted on to start with and will hopefully remember to post on amazon later. I agree I liked the whole book!

  3. I am a big fan of Serena's! This book sounds wonderful:)

  4. I haven't read any of her books but I would love to read this one, especially after reading your review! Good job, Jen :)

  5. Thank you so much, Jen, for reviewing An Uncommon Grace so kindly. Writing a book feels, to me, like crafting a gift, hoping and praying the whole time that people will enjoy it. It's wonderful when I find out that they do!

  6. Jen, I forgot that I had already posted mine on CBD awhile back. It hasn't been that long ago, but when you get to be my age, things tend to slip your mind occasionly---haha.

    You hafta read this one, Anne. You will really enjoy it!

  7. I didn't forget how to spell occasionally, tho, just a typo! lol

  8. This story sounds intriguing! Hopefully, I can read it someday soon!

  9. Sounds like an intriguing step into a world of which we know nothing.