Taken for English

Taken for English

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by Olivia Newport
     
 

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Annie joined the Amish church based on prayerful conviction, not romantic dreams. And yet, she’d hoped to share her new life with Rufus. But he’s obviously in no hurry. Family history clearly shows it’s never been easy living a plain life in the English world. Will the changes and challenges Annie now faces as a young Amish woman test her

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Annie joined the Amish church based on prayerful conviction, not romantic dreams. And yet, she’d hoped to share her new life with Rufus. But he’s obviously in no hurry. Family history clearly shows it’s never been easy living a plain life in the English world. Will the changes and challenges Annie now faces as a young Amish woman test her newfound faith in good ways or bad? And how long will Rufus test her patience?

Valley of Choice Series:
Book 1 - Accidentally Amish
Book 2 - In Plain View

 

Editorial Reviews

Reader's Favorite - Kristie Ingerto

I am a huge fan of Olivia Newport’s work as she has the ability to bring her characters to life, and not only are they enjoyable to read about, but they are so easy to relate to as well. Taken for English is an excellent addition to the Valley of Choice series, but I really encourage everyone to read the books in order as you might miss out on bits and pieces of the story and what has happened to get the characters to where they are at now.
All About Romance - Maggie Boyd

As always Ms. Newport does an excellent job of showing us the Amish way of life without disparaging our own. I really appreciate the way she showcases how the two worlds interact and how impossible it is for one not to be influenced by the other.
LoveMy2Dogs - Tammy Graham

The story line of Annie and Rufus and their families is a very enjoyable one, even with the little twists in the book. Their faith is so strong that I am some time amazed at this and I am amazed at how trusting and forgiving their faith has taught them to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628363838
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Series:
Valley of Choice , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
27,723
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and two twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.

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Taken for English 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
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.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS 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. 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
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite Olivia Newport’s Valley of Choice series is continued with book three, Taken for English. This part of the saga begins with Annie’s baptism and official commitment to becoming Amish and joining the Amish community. Annie and the entire Beiler family hope that this will lead to the marriage between Rufus and Annie. Ruth has returned back home for an internship, but is thinking this may have been a mistake as she is now living among the English and has no desire to marry an Amish man. The paths these two women are on are not free from stress and struggles and they accurately reflect life for each of us, lives filled with choices, dilemmas, but also love and guidance from those around us. I am a huge fan of Olivia Newport’s work as she has the ability to bring her characters to life, and not only are they enjoyable to read about, but they are so easy to relate to as well. Taken for English is an excellent addition to the Valley of Choice series, but I really encourage everyone to read the books in order as you might miss out on bits and pieces of the story and what has happened to get the characters to where they are at now. I also love how Annie and Ruth’s stories are written alongside and intertwined together in the book. Both are amazing women who are trying to decide what is best for their lives and in which community they really belong. I highly recommend this book, but really this entire series for anyone who is a fan of Amish fiction.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Story is 295 pgs. 3rd in series. Easy read. Enjoyable, no sex scenes or foul language.
ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK I loved, loved Taken for English! It was fun reading about the characters I grew to love so well in the first two books. Annie was such a sweetheart, and her personality was certainly close enough to the Amish people that joining the Amish faith was a good choice for her. I was just hoping Rufus thought the same thing, and started paying a little attention to her! And I always like when an author writes about the struggles of the Amish people and in their communities, but that is just real life. And this is just what author Olivia Newport does so well! I have read all of Ms. Newport’s book, I love all of her books, and I love this one just as much as all of the others! The characters in Taken for English, as well as the first two books in this series are so well developed, solid, and entertaining, warming their way into the hearts of readers. This is an Amish community I would love to read more about! I highly recommend this book if you enjoy Amish fiction, or if you are looking for a really awesome, good, clean story to read! I received this book from the Barbour Books 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
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
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. 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 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.