Katrina Yoder loves to sing even though it is considered
vainglory by her parents and community. She knows the time will come when she must not indulge herself. Katrina’s father becomes seriously ill and musthave surgery, but her family cannot afford it. Enter her best friend who has secretly been watching a singing show onher family’s business computer. She convinces Katrina to enter the competition and so begins a journey Katrina did not expect.
Katrina, along with her aunt, travels to the show’s destination with her parents blessing as Katrina is still in her Rumspringa (or time to experiment). The experience is not like she expected. Not only is she
expected to sing, but to dress and act the part for the screen. She quickly becomes a fan favorite not only for her voice, but because of her Amish ways. Throughout the show she struggles with who the show wants her to be verses who she has been raised to be.
It is a coming of age story for a sheltered young woman who
must decide whether she wants to be out in the English world or return to her home.
I much more enjoyed this much more than Carlson’s Double Take. The characters seemed more believable and you can connect with them. For fans of reality shows or Amish books this may hit the right spot.
Read from review copy courtesy of Netgalley