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The Hope of Refuge (Ada's House Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Repetitive and a bit unrealistic, but enjoyable and long.

    This book was kind of a split down the middle for me between loving it and hating it. Like my title said, it was repetitive with Cara getting scared and hiding her feelings, Ephriam pulling her feelings back into the light, Ephriam getting into trouble for pulling out her feelings, and then he doesn't tell Cara he's in trouble, so when she finds out she hides her feelings again. It just kept going in a loop for me. And l don't believe Cara would ever get along living Aimsh so it seems highly unrealistic. Th story is enjoyable, however, and l really do feel like l know the characters. It's also very long, which makes it worth the mon.ey for me. Overall, l recommend it, but l have to give it three stars just because l wasn't completely loving it.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    A True Look at Modern Amish Life.

    It took me a little while to get all the characters straight with this one. There were so many being introduced in the beginning that I started to get a little confused. Once I got a few chapters in things all started to fall into place and I was able to keep track of who was who.

    The dialogue in this book was very easy to follow (for some reason I get lost easily in dialogue). I didn't have to keep going back and re-reading to try and figure out who was saying what. I REALLY liked that.

    The story was pretty decent. It didn't blow me away but it was still pretty good. There were parts that were a little suspenseful, and there were some really touching parts. It had a little bit of everything.

    What I liked most about this was that it was a look into how modern Amish people live. Even though they stay true to their beliefs modern culture does leave its mark on the Amish. I'm glad this book showed that. In the past books that I've read about the Amish are very biased and stereotypical. I liked that the author was able to use her real-life connections to give a true glimpse into Amish life.

    This one was a pretty quick read. Although it didn't draw me in and keep me totally captivated the writing was well done and I didn't have to labor to finish it.

    It was a decent book, not something I loved but I definitely liked it.

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