Judith Miller has other books about the Amana colonies. I thought this one was particularly interesting as it brought a young woman, Jancey Rhoder, from the outside world into the colonies with her parents. Her past work experience as a teacher was challenged by the move, but God provides an outlet. Meanwhile, the Kansas City suspense of the book unravelled well. I’m unsure that a young woman in similar circumstances, not fiction, would have made the same choices. But, it was an entertaining read and a decent view into the world of the colonists.