Rum Spring

Rum Spring

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by Yolanda Wallace
     
 

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Sometimes love doesn't play by the rules.

Rebecca Lapp is a devout follower of her Amish faith and a firm believer in the Ordnung, the set of rules that govern her life in the tiny Pennsylvania town she calls home. When she meets Dylan Mahoney, however, the rules go out the window. During Rebecca's rumspringa—the four-year period during which Amish

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Sometimes love doesn't play by the rules.

Rebecca Lapp is a devout follower of her Amish faith and a firm believer in the Ordnung, the set of rules that govern her life in the tiny Pennsylvania town she calls home. When she meets Dylan Mahoney, however, the rules go out the window. During Rebecca's rumspringa—the four-year period during which Amish teenagers decide whether to join the church or leave it for the outside world—Dylan, a film buff and aspiring movie critic, shows Rebecca a world she never dreamed of. The pair make plans to spend the rest of their lives together until a rift forms between their families and forces them to part ways. After much soul-searching, Rebecca decides familial loyalty is more important than her own happiness. But when Dylan develops feelings for another woman, Rebecca's loyalty is put to the test.

Love or tradition? Which path will she choose?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602821934
Publisher:
Bold Strokes Books
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
982,023
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Yolanda Wallace has written dozens of short stories, which have appeared in multiple anthologies. She and her partner of eight years live in beautiful coastal Georgia. They are parents to four children of the four-legged variety—a four-year-old boxer and three cats ranging in age from five to eight. A writer since childhood, Yolanda has also become an avid photographer. She can often be found wandering the world trying to capture on film the elusive images she sees in her head.

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Rum Spring 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Yolanda Wallace has chosen a very different setting for this book. Since the Amish culture is so foreign to most people, it's difficult to know how accurate the portrayal is in this book, but there certainly is an air of things being different. The casual reader might develop the opinion that the Amish are narrow minded and unfair beyond being reasonable, but it's difficult to accept that as true when so many people choose to follow that lifestyle. Although they are supposed to be close followers of the Ordnung, the Lapps seem to find it convenient to let the outside world in at times; however, this may be the way that society functions. For a person who lives in such close contact with the Amish, Dylan doesn't seem to really understand the depths of what she is expecting Rebecca to do. Her persistence in courting one of their members can either be viewed as true dedication to love or a mulish insistence to lead Rebecca away from her family. The reader will have to decide which she feels it is. This is a complex romance because of the clash between the two societies. There is never any doubt that Rebecca is driving the story, except that Dylan keeps pushing her in the direction that Dylan hopes to take. How the story will end is never really in question, which deprives the book of some of the tension it could have possessed. Another disconcerting fact is that, for someone who has been so sheltered, Rebecca seems to know exactly what to do when she is with another woman. There doesn't seem to be enough hesitation between these two characters to coincide with their very different cultures. Rum Spring is an interesting, easy to read story that doesn't quite deliver on its true potential, but is perfectly fine for some pleasant reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago