A very compelling story of a young Amish girl who leaves her family and faith for true love. As far as the Amish are concerned that was grounds enough to shun her but she left to marry a much older, twice divorced, X-Army man. More than enough for her to be banned forever, which she is. She does eventually see her family again but not without much emotional agony and frustration. She tells of her transition to the "regular" world and life on the outside. She tells of the pain she felt being separtated from her family and how she comes to terms with the complex and confusing differences between the Amish world and the world of the rest of us. This book is easy to read and very compelling. I read it in a single day. If you are interested in the Amish or just enjoy a true life story you should read this book.