It has been quite some time since I have read a novel primarily because I a very picky about what I read. With nothing but junk on television and after years of reading nothing but non-fiction I decided I needed a break from reality. I chose to review ROOM ON THE PORCH SWING by Amy Clipston as my first adventure into the world of non-fiction because I am facsinated by Amish life and because I love a good love story.
ROOM ON THE PORCH SWING was an easy read and, despite it being 320 pages, a quick read. I would daresay anyone who is used to reading novels could finish it in a day but it took me three days to complete.
The plot was interesting and, yes, predictable as most love stories are. The development of the relationship between the main character, Laura, and her best friends husband gets the readers attention pretty quickly.
One of the difficulties I had was the use of Amish words at awkward points of the story. At the beginning of the book there is a glossary of the words used in the book but who wants to keep going back to look at definitions. I guessed the meaning of words based on the context in which it was used but I would have personally preferred just not be used. It seemed weird to me for a person to speak English and through in an Amish word in the middle of a sentence; but that is me. Never-the-less this is a great poolside book. Written by Marsha L F Randolph
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