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Somewhere to Belong (Daughters of Amana Series #1)

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Recommended

If you like historical fiction with no sex, this is a good one. It's a nice story & an easy read. Happy ending!!! Rated G!

posted by RobynDizney on May 11, 2011

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Too many plot spoilers giving away the entire story line then bragging how they got they got their book for free for their 'honest' review. What a joke. It is not an honest reviee. It is bought and paid for, and unfairly too. The rest of us dont get our book fot free, and you plot spoilers ruin it for us. Please bn, ban these plot spoilers and delete their pists.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

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    Worth it - A Good Read

    Somewhere To Belong by Judith Miller is a well-written novel with well characterized people, and compelling conflict. The seven villages of the Amana colonies in Iowa is not well known by most people. This book opened up a world that I was not familiar with from a region that is not often written about.
    More than a historical novel, this is also a coming of age story of two very different girls. Johanna Ilg has lived her whole life in Amana, and Berta Schumacher who has lived a privileged life in Chicago before being transplanted to Amana by her parents. In addition, is the haunting of secrets and the impact of family.
    The life in Amana may resemble the Amish but this was a different society. Based on historical facts, the story is not so much about the communal living as the lives of two very different girls and their reactions to that lifestyle.
    Whether one agrees with the lifestyle of the Amana or not, this story is still of interest in revealing a time and place in American history and two young girls decisions as they are exposed to the conflicts of growing up in the midst of that world.
    Just as Judith Miller gave us in The Carousel Painter, we have here a good read.

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