A Simple Change by Judith Miller is the second book in the Home to Amana series. It's a well written story, but I find myself bored with the same ole story line the author has been using for her last few Amana books. Why do the main characters always go against the rules and then be all stressed out about it?! The first time I was fine with it, but now I just want something different.... The one redeeming feature is that the author writes really well so even though it is the same basic story she does make it interesting. :-)
Jancey Rhoder is a volunteer teacher at an orphanage. She loves her job and can't imagine not teaching, but when her father tells her that they have requested to move back to the Amana colonies Jancey is shocked. She quickly decides to give up everything she has ever known so that she can still be with her sick mother. Her boyfriend, Nathan Woodward, isn't so pleased about her leaving. Jancey isn't sure that she loves him and thinks time away would prove beneficial for them both.
Once at the Amana Colonies, Jancey settles in and tries to remember all the rules in her new life. She misses teaching but tutoring her neighbor's daughter helps her adjust especially since Ritt Hetrig sits in on the lessons. Jancey is attracted to Ritt, but he is worried she won't want to stay in Middle Amana permanently.
If you like Amish books you will probably like this series. :-)
I was given this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.