Saturday, June 19, 2010
Somewhere to Belong
“Somewhere to Belong” by Judith Miller is a story of two young women trying to figure out what they are looking for in life. When Berta Schumacher’s parents move her the Main Amana colony she is certain that her life is over. Berta is used to the Chicago city life and she doesn’t know if she can settle in to life in the religious village. Johanna Ilg was born and raised in Main Amana, but she sometimes wonders what it would be like to live somewhere else. Johanna is given the job of teaching Berta her new duties in the kitchen and the way of life in Amana. Johanna has her hands full with the willful girl, who is determined to find a way to return to her home in Chicago. Johanna had always believed her roots were in Main Amana, but after she stumbles across a family secret, she begins to wonder exactly where she does belong. I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House.