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Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two)

Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two)

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Judith Hershberger wonders what her life would have been like had she been born into an English family instead of an Amish one. Would she be happier with the freedom to obtain more schooling as an English young woman instead of being limited to only an eighth grade Amish education?

In Judith's Place, the second book in the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series,

Overview

Judith Hershberger wonders what her life would have been like had she been born into an English family instead of an Amish one. Would she be happier with the freedom to obtain more schooling as an English young woman instead of being limited to only an eighth grade Amish education?

In Judith's Place, the second book in the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series, schoolteacher Judith Hershberger yearns to learn more despite the educational restriction imposed on her because of her Amish upbringing. Wanting more than an eighth grade education, she puts off joining the Amish faith. During her rumspringa, she'll be able to obtain her high school diploma without being shunned. Her father is afraid Judith will leave their Amish community if she passes the GED test. He knows she's unhappy that Amish women are expected to follow a certain path in life.

When a non-Amish college student, Eliza Dunbar, observes Judith in her classroom, a friendship between the two young women develops. Eliza gives Judith the nudge she needs to study for her GED test. Eliza wonders what it would be like to switch places with Judith to live a simple life without electricity and other modern conveniences. Judith envies Eliza because she is free to attend college.

Jacob Weaver finally gets the courage to ask Judith to go with him to a Sunday singing. Like Judith, he wants to do something that isn't allowed in their Plain community. Jacob wants to get his driver's license so he can drive a truck to make the deliveries for the lumberyard. He needs to earn enough money to buy his own small farm. But even though it sounds plausible, Jacob feels stress with trying to learn to drive a truck instead of a buggy. Once he accomplishes this, Jacob plans to become baptized and join the Amish church.

Will Judith decide to stay in her Amish community or will she decide to leave in order to attend college? Will Judith's friendship with Jacob influence her as she finds her place?

Editorial Reviews

from Amazon - Rettie Cannon
Love this story I had to buy the second book because the first one kept me interested. I have read several authors of amish books and Diane will be a popular book soon.
Love the story and felt while I was reading I knew the character especially the twins.
Night Owl Reviews/Top Pick/5 stars - Diana Coyle
Ms. Craver penned a wonderful addition to the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series. I fell in love with Judith immediately and I enjoyed her thirst for knowledge. I wanted her to get her GED, but I wondered if she did get it, would that be enough for her so she could then work on getting baptized? When Jacob was introduced into the story, I enjoyed getting to know him and I knew that I wanted him paired with Judith...The author held my attention from the very first page until the very last word.
Once Upon A Romance - Robyn Roberts
Judith's Place provides readers with an inside look at the Amish community that is more in depth than other Amish books that I've read. I personally appreciated the struggle Judith has trying to do the right thing for her family while figuring out what would be the best thing for her. It wasn't a sappy story, the tension and anxiety was real.

A delightful book that I didn't want to put down. I loved the story and the depth of the characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148814672
Publisher:
Diane Craver
Publication date:
10/14/2013
Series:
Dreams of Plain Daughters Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
54,536
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

As the youngest in the family, growing up on a farm in Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook. Before starting on her writing career, Diane was a school teacher and play director.

She met her husband while teaching at an orphanage, and they married three years later. While raising their six children in southwestern Ohio, Diane started writing nonfiction. Later, she decided it would be a nice escape to write fiction.

Several non-fiction articles of Diane's have been published in Woman’s World Weekly, The Catholic Telegraph, Virtue, Down Syndrome Today, WritersWeekly.com, and several other publications. A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One) received 5 stars and was a reviewer's top pick from Night Owl Reviews as well as receiving a 5 star review and January 2013’s CTRR Reviewer's Recommend Award from Coffee Time Romance and More. Additionally, it finished in fifth place in the “other” novel category of books in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.

She writes Amish romance, contemporary romance, inspirational mainstream, chick-lit mystery, and non-fiction books. Her novels have received great reviews from readers and reviewers.
Diane has published through a variety of houses, including Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Samhain Publishing, Whimsical Publications, and Victory Tales Press. Recently, Diane has self-published several novels. She writes fun and inspiring stories filled with memorable characters.

Learn more about Diane and her books at

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