Between You & Me by Susan Wiggs

Between You & Me

Deep within the peaceful heart of Amish country, a life-or-death emergency shatters a quiet world to its core. Number-one New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs.Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith—and long-held suspicions about outsid...

Details Between You & Me

TitleBetween You & Me
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreRomance, Fiction, Amish, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Between You & Me

  • Debra
    Susan Wiggs writes about family, community, love, and tackles real life issues in the process.Caleb Stoltz vowed to take care of his dying brother's two children. This meant he had to return to his Amish roots and raise them within the Amish community in Middle Grove, Pennsylvania. Years earlier, Caleb had left the Amish way of life to attend community college and chase his dreams. He works hard on his farm and enjoys life with his niece and neph...
  • Kat
    This was a sweet romance about an Amish man whose nephew is injured in a terrible accident and needs extensive medical treatment, and the doctor he meets at the hospital. Caleb and Reese were great characters, both people who’d never quite fit in with their communities. I really enjoyed the development of the relationships with the side characters as well. It was a well-fleshed out world. Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen...
  • Dale Harcombe
    Three and a half stars.As his brother is dying, Caleb Stoltz makes a promise to take his niece Hannah and nephew Jonah back to Middle Grove and raise them as Amish. For Caleb this means putting aside his dreams and returning to the life he had escaped from. It means facing issues from the past with his abusive father Asa and adapting to the strict teachings of the Amish. When disaster strikes, Caleb comes into conflict with his father and some of...
  • Amy
    4.5/5Is anyone else fascinated by the Amish faith and their culture in general? There’s something about their simplistic way of life and strong ties to family and their community that never fails to capture my attention. Naturally, I loved the premise for this, an Amish is family forced to enter the English world when tragedy strikes and their encounter with a young doctor has the power to change all of them forever, doesn’t that sound great?...
  • Anna
    Caleb Stoltz had a taste of the"English" world, but was drawn back to the Amish community he was raised in when he made a death bed commitment to his brother after his brother and his wife where brutally murdered. He agreed to raise his neice, Hannah, and nephew, Jonah, in the Amish ways and has kept his promise faithfully. But when a tragic accident occurs and Jonah must be care flighted to a trauma hospital in Philadelphia, he is thrust into a ...
  • Pam Jenoff
    I have long loved Wiggs' powerful family dramas and her latest is especially powerful. A life or death emergency brings powerful physician Reese Powell into the life of Caleb Stoltz, who is raising his niece and nephew in a traditional Amish community. A medical controversy tests faith, family and all that Reese and Caleb hold dear i a thought provoking and moving read.
  • Myrna
    This is the first book that I have read by Susan Wiggs. She wrote an entertaining story with romance, a bit of suspense, and secrets. It was predictable, but a fun, quick read. An enjoyable read for vacations and beaches. 3.5★s!
  • Sherri Thacker
    This is my 3rd book by Susan Wiggs and I’ve loved her other 2 books as well. It’s a really nice story, getting me away from the psychological thrillers I’ve been drawn to lately. When reading this book, I kept thinking of all of the Amish books written by Linda Castillo. I do love her too! This a great feel good book by Susan Wiggs.
  • Jamie
    Fascinating story about the Amish community and the impact of interacting with outside society. Audio version was well done.
  • Susan
    Whoever wrote the book blurb should be fired, because the plot summary is very misleading. This is a solid contemporary romance between a Big City doctor-in-training and a Small Town not-quite-fully-Amish hunk who meet when the hunk's nephew is badly injured. Despite the impossibility of the relationship, they fall in love, dealing with strong cultural and family expectations on both sides. I had a hard time believing that a fourth year medical s...
  • Charlotte
    This is a GoodReads giveaway win.This book is just beautiful and inspirational and sad. Caleb lives in a small, strict Amish community in Middle Grove. He lives with his father, Hannah, his niece and Jonah, his nephew. The author often has Caleb tell about some great tragedy in the first several chapters and that keep me reading. Asa, Caleb's father was abusive. Caleb's mom left when him and his brother, John where very young. His brother and sis...
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    A charming story that speaks of love, loss, hope, and the family.Grade: B+Susan Wiggs celebrates the love, loss, hope, and family in her newest release of a man and women who meet under terrible circumstances and through that forge a bond that strengthens while eventually forcing them apart. Emotionally honest and poignant with a delightful thread of humor running through it, Between you and Me introduces us to Caleb Stolz and Dr. Reese Strauss. ...
  • Asheley
    4.5/5Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs has been my most anticipated book release for this summer season. I just couldn’t wait for it because I love Susan Wiggs’ books so completely and I also tend to really love stories about the Amish community and interesting Amish characters. I feel like the collective Amish community is sort of its own character here, and completely fascinating, but this story really features Caleb and Reese, the unlikely...
  • Susan Peterson
    This book is brimming with, faith, dreams, disappointments, hope. From the very first page of the prologue I was enraptured by this story. Reece and Caleb are two people whose paths were never likely to cross, until a tragic accident brings Caleb from his Amish community to Reece’s modern, fast-paced world. I loved watching their relationship develop, first as friends, and then slowly into something deeper and wonderful....but h...
  • Donna Hines
    Fascinating inner dialogue on the Amish, beliefs, culture, value, and traditions.Susan Wiggs develops a situation about a young man who becomes an amputee after a terrible farming accident while facing the Amish Ordnung and everything it incorporates.Caleb Stoltz our main character is a strong armed and determined individual taking on so much after the death of his family members in raising his niece and nephew to the best of his ability.What rea...
  • Sharlene
    Absolutely one of the best books I have ever read. All the feels and the characters are amazing. I did not want this one to end and tears of joy at the ending. Many 5 stars for it.
  • steph
    I liked the first half of the book better than the second half. I really wasn't a fan of (view spoiler)[the niece getting pregnant, Reese taking over once she realized who left the baby in the safe box, the whole guardianship drama at the end, the death of Caleb's kind-of girlfriend who he proposed to AFTER sleeping with Reese, etc (hide spoiler)].All the characters were fully fleshed out and real, I just didn't like the plot lines at the end.
  • Kirsten
    This is my first book by this author. It's not a typical romance. I would call it more of a chick lit, almost a Jodi Picoult type book.I liked this book, but not as much as I thought I would. (Sometimes these angsty books just don't do it for me.) Caleb is sorta Amish, Reese is an overworked, hard-driven medical resident whose parents run her life. The story is good and I was very interested in what happened with Caleb's nephew and niece and whet...
  • Regan
    Ten year old Jonah Stoltz may have started to dream of the life he would want, but a tragic accident has cut short the chance for those dreams. Reese Powell has buried any dreams she may have had. Caleb Stoltz had dreams that in a split second came to an end. Yet in a moment of shock and tragedy these three people may have a chance to find new dreams, dreams filled with a joy they could never have seen until they are brought together. Reese Powel...
  • Kathleen
    This was an amazing book. 5+*** Stars Susan Wiggs gives you an emotional story about two people from differnt upbrings and ways of life. One a man bringing up his brother's two children in the Amish community that his dead brother wanted them to be raised in and a woman, who is on the way to becoming a doctor and needs to find a way to have what she wants and not what her parents want for her. Both Caleb and Reese have to make decisions that wil...
  • Sherry
    I love Susan Wigg's books and this was no exception. Her characters are so realistic I feel like I know them all. Caleb and Reese are from two very different lives- his family is Amish, Reese is a doctor who's parents are high powered physicians who have plans for her life. When a terrible accident occurs while she is working, Caleb and Reese's lives are thrown together. This one kept me turning the pages as fast as I could to see where Wiggs was...
  • Kim
    I would rate this book somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. The bad language in the book bothered me, as it didn't seem realistic and in some instances just sounded awkward. Wouldn't she have learned to watch her mouth more around Caleb if nothing else for courtesy sake?That being said I felt the book was honest, seeing both the good and bad of an Amish community as well as the good and bad of parents who push their own goals and dreams onto their ...
  • Sherry Grussing
    I usually really enjoy her books, but this one angered me. The whole situation toward the end of the book with Hannah was terrible. Reese should have never done that to the girl.
  • Michele
    See the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comYou can always count on Susan Wiggs to spin an incredibly emotional tale with strong themes and realistic predicaments. Between You and Me was a wonderfully written story of complicated family matters, unexpected love, and the consequences of one’s actions.Susan Wiggs truly does have this incredible ability to wrap me up in her storytelling. Her characters are so flawed and genuine that I can’t help b...
  • Rebecca
    4.5 STARSThis book was nowhere on my radar until it came highly recommend from a trust book friend. (Thanks, Beth!) I'd been in a slump of mediocre books and felt this was the perfect change to my usual read. This book is a compelling and beautiful story about love, family, and sacrifice. My heart ached for Caleb and Reese and all they endure; this is one of the best forbidden romances I've read in a while. I was so moved by this author, I immedi...
  • Cindy
    This was a sweet easy to read story bringing together an Amish man and an English woman . As their worlds collide they learn the importance of family, faith, love and understanding. This is my first Susan Wiggs book and I was impressed on how she drew me into the lives of the Amish and their beliefs. I enjoyed the book and just might read another novel by Wiggs. I won this book from Bluepointpress and Cindy Roesel. Thanks!
  • Kari
    I had a few reservations about reading Between You & Me. Stories involving the Amish are not usually ones that I gravitate to. However, I am a fan of this author, so I put my trust in her. I'm glad I did. The story involves Caleb and Reese what happens when their two worlds collide. I was sucked right into the story and really enjoyed it.The story was a little tough to get through at times because it deals with some heavy issues. However, the boo...
  • Libby Harrison
    The last 30% ruined the story for me. There was a time jump with no explanation and then the h encouraging the H to marry a dying woman...which made LITERALLY no sense!!
  • Tamara
    Great read!
  • Joyce
    This is a story about Caleb Sroltz and how he cares for his niece andnephew after the death of his brother and his wife. They are Amish and liveIn Middle Grove on a farm when Jonah has a terrible accident and looseshis arm. Dr. Reese Powell helps them as she faces the decision where topractice medicine. A heart warming tale of self sacrifice, love, loss, family,and friendship. I recommend this book and look forward to her next novel.