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Posted February 1, 2014
I loved joining the old friends again. I have really come to kno
I loved joining the old friends again. I have really come to know them well through the past two books. Let me begin by saying you can read this book and follow the story by reading this book alone, but you will deprive yourself of some really good reads.
Loved all the action that takes place, and you think you have decided who the guilty party is. Found myself changing my mind a few times, and then back again.
We see that there are problems in Amish families, with the wandering of Leah. How could parents let her go for so long? Strange!
We see Annie following through with her commitment to become Amish. What a sweet heart she has, and full of compassion. Hope that Rufus comes to his senses!
There is also some conclusion here in the lives of Ruth and Elijah. I would love to follow those two.
In all this is a read that really could happen in any community, arson and mental illness are sadly present in all cultures. Enjoy!
I received this book through Net Galley and Barbour Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.
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Posted February 27, 2014
4 STARS I have read and enjoyed all three books of this series.
I have read and enjoyed all three books of this series. Like the other two stories it has two stories in it. Sometimes it is hard to switch back and forth fron the past in 1800 and now.
This is a clean read. Lots of characters who I liked. Lots of relationships intertwined.
Annie finally gets baptized into the Amish religion. Everyone was expecting her to get married to
Rufus is having problems with his work and wonders what do. When and where he will live in the future.
Ruth is living with Annie while she does a internship in town with clinic. She likes some things about being English. She stills has a lot of schooling to finish to be a nurse.
Elijah is thinking about leaving his Amish faith. He still loves Ruth.
Somebody is starting fires in the community. Rufus thinks it could be one suspect and Ruth wonders if it could be another one.
In the past a feud between two families start and causes a lot of pain to everyone when innocents gets caught in between the two families.
I personally would have enjoyed it better as two books instead of one.
I would continue to read Olivia Newport books in the future.
This ebook was given to me for purpose of reviewing it and giving honest review of it by Netgalley.
02/01/2014 PUB. Barbour Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781616267148
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Posted February 17, 2014
Ruth and Analise are friends, but they are at opposite ends of t
Ruth and Analise are friends, but they are at opposite ends of the Amish community near Westcliffe, Colorado. Analise is just joining the Amish Church, having given up her "English" life. Ruth on the other hand has chosen not to join the church so that she may continue her training as a nurse. There are fires threatening the community and Ruth has a chance meeting with a volunteer firefighter that seems destined to make her life even more complicated. Analise feels drawn to help a rebellious Amish girl seemingly bent on putting herself in danger.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Set against these modern day dramas, we get a look at another town town circa 1892 as danger and violence threaten the town's peace and future. Sheriff Byler tries to stop a feud between the Twigs and the Dentons in Gassville, Arkansas as Joseph Beiler and Zeke Berkey arrive looking for a spot for a new Amish settlement. and Joseph finds himself attracted to an English woman in town Maura Woodley.
The two stories lead us through the junction of English and Amish in both time periods.
Jumping back and forth between the stories can be a bit disconcerting, but both stories are well worth the journey!
Posted January 29, 2014
Many of us wonder if we could pull off leaving the English worl
Many of us wonder if we could pull off leaving the English world and becoming Amish, and Annie does exactly that. She is given some grief by some folks for it as well. She is in love with Rufus and wants nothing more than his proposal? Will it ever happen? or has she joined the Amish to live a lonely life? She also meets a young Amish girl, new to the community, who seems to be in deep emotional turmoil and she wants to help. Can she effect change in young Leah's life or is it a hopeless cause?
I enjoyed this book very much except for the flashbacks to the 1892 community as it settled in the area. It seemed to confuse me and I wasn't always sure who or what I was reading about. I personally feel that it would be better as a separate novel as a prequel to the series instead of being thrown in every few chapters to the books in the sereis. For that reason, I rate this book 4 Stars.
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley and the publishers.
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