Patrick Kelly is new to the area and captures Ruthie's attention. He wants to learn all he can about becoming Amish and he will only be there for thirty days. She is considering leaving the Amish community. He hires her to teach him Pennsylvania Dutch while her brother Jesse will teach him how to drive a buggy.
David enjoys many long talks about the faith with Patrick and soon learns things about his community that he was unaware of. While the people seem to be living out their faith, some things seem to be letting small things go by the wayside. Business on Sunday? Driving golf carts? The bishop is growing concerned as word of how his community is sliding away from their way of life. It is inspiring how he comes to a solution for problems he could easily have simply put his foot down. He is not one to rule with the iron fist of an old school bishop. His lessons are well worth the read
The story is a wonderful reminder of how important values are no matter your faith. I enjoy going back to Stoney Ridge and reading of how favorite characters have evolved from story to story. Best selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher is a gifted writer whose stories keep us coming back for more.