Monday, October 3, 2011

Litfuse Tour: Along Wooded Paths (Big Sky series #2) by Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer Bio:

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interruptedwas a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit

                                           About the Book:

 Although proud of living apart from the world, Marianna Sommer's newly relocated Amish family is discovering that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together with the Englisch.
As Marianna pours her life into helping those around her—and receiving their help—her heart further considers two directions. She's torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a close walk with God like she’s never seen before.

Who should have young Marianna's heart? What is God asking of her through ongoing family struggles and this romantic and spiritual tension? The answer is found along the wooded paths.
Read an excerpt                          By the Book: Along Wooded Paths

Find out about book 1, Beside Still Waters, here:

Facebook Party and Live Author Chat!

Tricia is excited about her Amish "Big Sky" series! Come help her celebrate on October 18th on Facebook. She is having a party and announcing something big.

Party begins at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST)

During the first half of the party we'll be chatting right here on FB - She'll be giving away some great prizes and giving us a sneak peek of the next book in this series, Beyond Hope's Valley.

Then during the second half of the party we'll be heading over to her website for a Live Author Chat! RSVP for the FB party here - then head over and sign up for the Live Author Chat (here: ) - She'll be announcing some BIG news and hosting a Q&A. Don't miss a minute of the fun. Bring your burning questions ... and your friends!

Blog Tour Schedule:

My Thoughts:
Along Wooded Paths, book 2 in the Big Sky Series picks up where Beside Still Waters, book 1 left off. Marianna Sommer left the Amish home and childhood love, Aaron Zook to move with her family to start a new life in a new Amish community in Montana. The new Amish community shares their daily lives with the Englisch that also live and work there. She is pulled between her Amish beliefs a new relationship with God that is unlike any she had ever thought possible. She has also become friends with an Englischer, Ben.  As they share their love for God, she begins to have feelings that she knows are not a possiblility if she is to remain Amish.
We often close our minds to new things especially if it involves religion and our roots. The author reveals that Marianna and her family had become prejudice to the outside world other than the Amish. Then they begin to wonder could the Englisch actually have a relationship with God that would allow them to enter Heaven's Gates.
Tricia has done it again. Another beautiful Amish novel. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I recommend you read this book. If you have not read an Amish novel before, then this series would be an excellent place to start.

I gladly give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

I received a free print copy of this book from Litfuse. This review is my honest opinion.


  1. This sounds wonderful. I always think that a book that opens us up to the possibility of other beliefs and their validity is a good thing. Thanks for the review!

  2. Your review was talking to me :-) I've never read Amish Fiction, and this book has caught my eye before. I may give it a try! :-)