Una nuova vita
David e Isaac hanno trovato la felicità tra le braccia l'uno dell'altro. Nella lontana San Francisco, Aaron, il fratello di Isaac, li aiuta a esplorare la confusa vita "inglese" e a lasciarsi alle spalle l’opprimente ombra delle loro radici Amish. Per la prima volta, David e Isaac possono essere apert ...more
Quick housekeeping: this is book 2 of the series. It cannot be read as a standalone. And it takes place right after the end of book 1. This entire review will be a spoiler IF you haven't read A Forbidden Rumspringa. If you have, it is spoiler free...
So...I waited some time before reading A Forbidden Rumspringa. I hestitated for lots of reasons, but mostly I just don't do books that deal with religious content. Personal issues. But, I finally gave in to my curiosity...and geez am I so glad I did. ...more
While trying to fit in with the English is tough, they do the best they can together and in their own way. David sticks to what he knows - carpentry. He continues with the business he built when he lived with his family, and works hard to keep it. Isaac wants a change and goes to school to earn his GED. I really liked that they chose diff ...more
Breathe. I can do this. This book has not gotten the best of me. I won't let that happen. But it has, hasn't it? I'm literally shaking right now. Ready to scream at something. Someone. I need to murder someone and I need to do it good. A Clean Break has left me feeling a lot of feelings and I'm not sure what to think just yet. This book is amazing and wonderful and powerful. And the characters are fantastic and lovable. I just want to hug them b ...more
Honestly, this book had a lot going for it before I even started to read it; I picked the first book in the series, A Forbidden Rumspringa, as my favourite book of 2014. I loved David and Isaac individually, and I adored them as a couple. I was fascinated by the world that they inhabited - by the parts that they enjoyed and took comfort in as much as by the parts that chaffed and stifled - and I was blown away by the quality of Andrews' writing and the sensitivity with which she ...more
No spoilers on plot or story, though if you're like DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING AT ALL, get out of here. Which is probably a general rule of thumb on Goodreads reviews of books you haven't read yet.
1) If you want to know what I thought of this book, go to twitter and search the hashtag #ACBBB. The hashtag makes no sense beca ...more
This book is told from Adam's POV. He feels guilty and doubtful that he's keeping Isaac behind. He works hard but the struggles continue and he soon finds himself in a big crossroad.
I don't think Isaac had it easier, but since we aren't in his head and we don' ...more
**** 4 owie stars ****
Keira Andrews continues to write and tell a beautiful story with beautiful characters!
How David feels in this installment is just so heart squeezing. There's a lot of miscommunication and lack of communication between Isaac and David. They both holds their tongue. David is swamped with guilt and responsibility, he even has great (view spoiler)[ panic attack (hide spoiler)] and he turns to (view spoiler)[alcoho (hide spoiler)] to deal with everything.
I find it surprising re
The switch over to David's POV from this story worked really well for me. David struggles with so much, some of which was expected based on the situation he left back in Zebulon. He has done what he can, but he can't help feeling selfish at times thinking about how difficult it must be for his mother and sisters. Isaac ...more
Spoilers beware for book 1:
David and Isaac are in San Francisco now, staying with Isaac's brother who left the Amish community years earlier.
Aaron welcomes Isaac and David in the modern world and is determined to show them the many things they missed growing up.
While Isaac embraces his new life excitedly, David feels intimidated and way out of his league in the bright and loud, gay-friendly world of San Francisco. All he wants is to curl up with Isaac and lie under ...more
I know, deep inside, that the third book wil ...more
Nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
All you need is love
Well… it isn't quite that easy, but for some reason this song kept popping in my head while reading this.
Suffice it to say, the angst continues.
Isaac and David have left their Amish life behind so that they could be together, and it's a complete culture shock as they're confronted with the modern world. At times this was equal parts funn ...more
Before I get into the book, itself, I must say that I loved Aaron and his wife Jen. Aaron not only left the Amish community, but he has really found his own way, and got himself an education and is now a high school math teacher. Also, he left his faith entirely behind. He's not a believer ...more
For David life in San Francisco could as well be on a different planet. There is so much to take in and learn he is totally overwhelmed by the experience. And boy, I felt for him. It must be awful hearing people tal ...more
Isaac and David arrived to San Francisco. While exploring the English world is for them exciting it's also scary and confusing. Isaac's brother Aaron and his wife Jen help them settle up and acclimate to their new life.
Now, that Isaac and David don't have to follow Amish restrictions and can be whatever they want, Isaac decides to do something different and goes to school to get his GED. David, on the other hand, continues being a carpenter.
This time the story is told from David's persp ...more
BR with Paul, Julie and Nathan (re-read for me)
BR, February 3rd (release day) with Julie, Marco, Marte, Trisha and Momo.
Just the rating!!! Any book that can make me a fucking mess, deserves 5 stars!!!
(Review to follow, when the others are finished)
I liked getting David's POV here and seeing events from the previous book from his eyes. His guilt at leaving his family behind is palpable, and his fear of losing Isaac to the world makes a certain amount of sense. David puts a lot of pressure on himself and see only what he does wrong - or thinks he's done wrong - and he doesn't have the skills to communicate those concerns what with h ...more
So if you haven’t read the first book (A Forbidden Rumspringa), I suggest you get a hold of it first before reading this one.
Okay, first reaction after reading it – I was seething! I was mad, and wanted to bitchslap everyone within five feet. After a couple of days, I got it together and thought about David and Isaac’s first foray into the “outside” world.
It’s been difficult for Isaac and David to leave their Amish settlement in Zebulon much more for David because he knows that he’s aban ...more
Short and sweet review. Although it did have the feel of a book in the middle at times, it was great and I need book 3 like yesterday!! (A Way Home, comes out in April). Absolutely chock full of feelz, MY Isaac and MY David need closure Madame Author. A polite goodbye to Zebulon and it's inhabitants, and let them and Anna live in the real world of their own free will...Big PLEASE and thank you. 5 sparkly Clark 'the slimy git' stars from me.
A big Mwah!! to Mona for the buddy read.
David and Isaac are just as good in book 2 as they were in book 1. I love them together. They seriously need to learn to talk to each other about things that bother them (view spoiler)[hello, panic attacks - those are NOT good. David needs to TALK to Isaac an ...more
However, I should have known that nothing is going to be that easy and in the hands of Ms Andrews I’ve just been put through another emotional wringer. For our boys coming from an Amis ...more
I enjoyed this story a lot, particularly in the first two thirds. I loved seeing David and Isaac away from their tiny isolated community, plunged into modern life. We are introduced to some excellent supporting characters, particularly Jen who is Isaac's sister-in-law. She manages to be supportive and accepting without being stereoty ...more
I liked the switch in focus from Isaac to David and the careful depiction of their different reactions to technology, freedom and an entirely different way of life.
The novel ends with a plot cliffhanger and I'm really curious to read more of their story.
I'll write a proper review of the whole trilogy after reading A Way Home. So far, though, the novels have ...more
*****slight possible spoilers if you're weird about certain info*******
I'm all for 'open endings' or cliffhangers but this time it felt kinda mean. :/
I loved seeing the boys learn about the city and themselves. :) Their sexy times keep getting hotter & hotter. (whenever I see mirrors on closets , I'll think of them!)
I think I was feeling just as left out as David was, when it came to Issac & his new 'adventure ' .
Clark.... I KNEW he was gonna pull some douche move. I howeve ...more
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