First let me applaud Beverly Lewis's writing style. Each of her novels are well thought out, carefully plotted, and brilliantly written.
Why do they all have to be about Amish Love?
General: This is a series of books about family drama inside the Amish community. When I first read The Shunning, I was hooked and read the second book as soon as I could. After all, suspenseful family drama is what every woman's life revolves around. *Sarcasm*
However, the books began to drag on...and on... and on. I had to wait months for the next book to come out, and by the time the last one finally did, I had forgotten most of the content and plot of what the first books actually depicted.
Very disappointing. Not cool. I'm not going to go back and re-read several 300+ page novels just so I can adequately understand the finale.
Plot From what I remember of the series, the story is of mainly two people: a young woman who is denied her love, and her sister who has a child out of wedlock (does that even happen in the Amish Church?!) and the next 20 years (a span of 5 books) is spent untangling a mess of illegitimacy, keeping young children from being attracted to a relative they didn't know they had, uncovering lies and deception in the head of the church, and enough drama to last you half a lifetime, let alone the lifetime of the characters.
On the other hand, if you love drama and tragedy and romance, you will simply love the "Abram's Daughters" series.