I enjoyed going back and visiting with the Stoltzfus family in The Quieting the second in The Bishop’s Family series. Widower David Stoltzfus is still dealing with the problems of his church while things seem to have calmed down a bit in his household. That is until his mother and two of his nieces, Abigail and Laura, stop by unannounced and with the good intentions of helping him and his family. We received the viewpoints of David, his 16 year old son Jesse, and Abigail in this read. Abigail was the new viewpoint and I really liked her. She is a very literal person, very smart, and does not have a sense of humor. This has caused tension at her home and now in her uncle’s home. Throw in David’s meddling mother who is on several missions, one of them being to see Abigail married. Abigail has only come to help her Uncle David and to finish her father’s genealogical research project for a client. Abigail finds a friend in Dane Glick, who is a very jolly person who also happens to have his sights set on marrying her.
This was a very good read, at times humorous and others thought provoking that showed how people are very different and you cannot always control the outcomes of the situations or them. David and Birdy’s love story continues to develop and I was glad to see Jesse maturing as a character from the last book. I look forward to the next in The Bishop’s Family series. I received a copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.