Pamela Bauer's Bachelor Father is a captivating story of a woman's difficult choice: whether to stay with the status quo or seek a better life. For an Amish woman, life is meant to be strict, constrained, simple . . . and plain. But Faith awakens after an accident with no recollection of that life. She's drawn into the intimate circle of a single father trying to raise the six-year-old daughter who's still almost a stranger to him. When Faith's memories begin to return, she is faced with why she'd left the Amish life and what life among the English could hold for her. Adam Novak and daughter Megan want Faith to stay; yet to move forward, she must first face her past, whose strong ties could keep her forever. Sandy Huseby reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.