Kate's Song: Forever After in Apple Lake [NOOK Book]

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Kate Weaver returns home to her family’s farm in Apple Lake, Wisconsin, battered and bruised and carrying a secret. She is not yet baptized and has spent the past year at a music conservatory in Milwaukee, living among the English. Music is Kate’s passion, and she is very good, so she faces a difficult choice; she must either give up her family and home to pursue her talents or come home and be baptized and give up on her dreams. And with Nathaniel King, the handsome neighbor boy she grew up with, paying ...
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Kate's Song: Forever After in Apple Lake

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Overview

Kate Weaver returns home to her family’s farm in Apple Lake, Wisconsin, battered and bruised and carrying a secret. She is not yet baptized and has spent the past year at a music conservatory in Milwaukee, living among the English. Music is Kate’s passion, and she is very good, so she faces a difficult choice; she must either give up her family and home to pursue her talents or come home and be baptized and give up on her dreams. And with Nathaniel King, the handsome neighbor boy she grew up with, paying attention to her, the choice of whether to return to school in the fall is even harder. Kate wins a starring role in an upcoming opera, and as she wrestles with pressure from her family and her newfound feelings for Nathaniel, she is also haunted by what happened to her just before she left school: she fought to protect her friends against an angry ex and landed the man in intensive care. Will the consequences of that battle be the end of everything she’s ever wanted? Will Nathaniel wait around while she tries to figure out God’s plan for her life?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609367237
  • Publisher: Guideposts
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 65,217
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Beckstrand has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. After six children, Jennifer decided to pursue a career in writing. One of her manuscripts, Rachel’s Angel, won first place in two writing contests. Jennifer is a member of the RWA and coordinates the Utah RWA Great Beginnings Contest. She lives in Utah.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    EXCELLENT!

    A really good, clean, romance story. Just an easy, heartwarming read with enjoyable characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Loved it!

    Doesnt drag like some other (WB) amish books. This had me hooked from the start, all the way through the last page

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Amish books are more holy

    Just finished Kate's Song. I read constantly & it's been about 8 books ago since i have had this paradoxical feeling. I can't put the book down, but I don't want to read too fast because I don't want the story to end! It was not the same horse&buggy courting, a misunderstanding or accident, then, grow the celery because the wedding is in November! It was wonderfully smart writing, blessed spiritual truths, mixed with human emotion. Emotion like " real people " NOT like perfect storybook characters. 254 pages of free, memorable, entertaining reading? Yes, a gift! I will remember this story forever. God inspired & i feel blessed to have had the priviledge to enjoy this book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    Wonderful and enjoyable read. Recommend Highly!!!!

    Wonderful and enjoyable read. Recommend Highly!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    absolutely loved it.

    Look forward to next book from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    I have really come to hate this book. I already dislike reading

    I have really come to hate this book. I already dislike reading Amish stories, first of all. If it is Christian fiction, why on earth does it have to be about Amish? I am a Christian and in no way am I Amish. Anyway, it is about assumptions, deceit, and lies. The book would be about 100 pages shorter if people just talked to each other. Rather than doing so, assumptions are made and the book lags on for way too long. Then, as soon as you see an inkling of hope that the truth is finally going to surface and Kate will return to her "community" and be with her love, their bullheadedness gets in the way and they stop all conversation, thus making the book last longer. I want to finish it because I don't ever quit, but I am having such a hard time doing so! I wish it wasn't a nook book, thus when I do finish, I can dispose of it properly.
    Even though I didn't pay for it, I've lost time by having to read it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK Kate¿s Song is such a heartwarming sto

    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

    Kate’s Song is such a heartwarming story because Kate struggles between her singing and her Amish faith. Her main interest is God’s will for her life, but just what is His will? Is it her singing career or at home in her Amish community? And the Ordnung will not allow her to have both. Kate’s journey is a difficult one as she struggles to make a decision.

    Jennifer Beckstrand is a new author for me, and I am very glad I had the opportunity to read and review Kate’s Song. I love how each author of Amish fiction has their own twist on their stories, and I love the writing style and the new twist on Amish fiction from Ms. Beckstrand! I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story, though some of them were frustrating at times! Kate was a sweetheart and of course I wanted the best for her, whatever it was! I love how the author weaves the story together with the Amish faith, worldly lifestyle with Kate’s music, the love of family, her struggles and difficulties, along with her faith in God, and the happiness she finds through following what God’s wants for her life. Kate’s Song is writing at it’s best, and I look forward to reading more books by author Jennifer Beckstrand!

    I received this book from the author, Jennifer Beckstrand to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Great Story

    Well written story a little different than most Amish stories. Just when you think you know how the story will end, there is a twist to the plot. Will poor Kate survive this twist?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Good read enjoyable characters

    This was first book I have read by this author. She does an excellent portrayal of Amish lifestyle. I particularly liked that she did not 'cookie-cutter' like so many Amish based stories. The characters in this Amish community vary in personality.
    The main character is at an age she is seeking life outside the community to help her as she seeks God's will as to whether she is to be of baptized into to Amish church. The storyline flows easily allowing the reader to see several viewpoints without being preachy.
    Once the story got about two-thirds done it tooks some very predictable, almost ridiculous rabbit trails. Several chapters thereafter the story tries to follow that line and it is just a bit hard to see a series of half dozen events take place to keep the main character from fulfilling her purpose.
    One of the strengths of the books is seeimg the main character thinking through and praying through an answer to what God would have her do? It should a realistic relationship between a believer and God and how that dialogue often goes
    I would read this author again gladly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    good book

    Amish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

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    I loved this book and strongly recommended this book to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Great book and a bit different than the traditional Amish read,

    Great book and a bit different than the traditional Amish read, very well written and very enjoyable. Held my interest the whole way through 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Loved it

    254 pages. Just loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Highly recomended

    Awesome book this author is amazing one of the best amish books ive read in a while -haley brooke-

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Unexpected

    First time i have read this author. Love her style and expression ! Going to buy more !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Fantastic!

    It made me laugh, it made me cry, it helped me to realize how blessed I am to have a wonderful husband, also a carpenter, 3 fantastic childern & 5 beautiful gradchildren.
    Never stop writing about the wonders of God!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I really liked this book Katie's Song. It was very easy and fast

    I really liked this book Katie's Song. It was very easy and fast to read and at times made me want to get in the book and shake Katie's brother Aaron for the way he treated Katie, just so that he could make her feel bad. I am now reading the second book in the series. I am wondering though if the last book in the series will be a Nook book by the time I am finished with Rebecca's Rose.I would recommend these books to anyone who likes to read Amish romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Loved it!

    I was completely glued to this story. Cant wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Trust God with your life.

    Very look

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Willowsong

    Pretty good.please read rate and review my story at spray results 1-5

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