A Widow's Hope (Miller Family Series #1)

A Widow's Hope (Miller Family Series #1)

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by Mary Ellis
     
 

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A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon

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A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon brother–in–law finds just about everything about Hannah vexing. When his widower brother shows interest in the young and beautiful widow, the deacon turns to prayer for guidance.

Hannah thought she could never love again, until she meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller’s only interest is in Hannah’s sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and slow to recognize his daughter’s need for a new mother. Yet God offers Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his heart again...and love.

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Publishers Weekly

The popularity of Christian novels set in the Amish culture knows no bounds, so Ellis's tale should be a sure-fire hit for eager readers. Hannah Brown, childless and widowed after six years of marriage, seeks and needs a change. She sells her farm to her brother, puts her sheep on a truck and heads from Pennsylvania to Ohio to live with her beloved sister. Hannah's transition, however, is anything but smooth. Her brother-in-law, Simon, doesn't seem to like her, her sheep cause trouble, and her equilibrium is shattered thanks to handsome widower Seth Miller and his daughter, Phoebe. This is a gentle tale of renewed hope that puts readers in the middle of Amish life, and genre fans will certainly love it. Ellis offers a bit of originality in that Hannah owns a herd of sheep, but the book as a whole is more of the same in the huge, warm kitchen of Amish fiction. (Mar. 1)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736931915
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Miller Family Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
95,993
File size:
421 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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A Widow's Hope (Miller Family Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story of hope and love found in the Amish county. Such a simple and wonderful story and life. The scripture references are wonderful. Love these books.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
I have read every book of Amish fiction I could find. I am a huge fan of the genre. This is by far the best Amish fiction I have read. Hannah is a young widow. Seth is a young widower. Both are more than a little stubborn. Though Hannah moves in with her sister and her husband, the Deacon, will she soften around the edges enough to allow love to happen? Not if the Deacon has anything to do with it. He never has liked the audacious woman. He definitely does not want his brother, Seth, to fall in love with her. Just when the seeds of love are planted, she decides to move back home with her brother. Will she follow her head or her heart? Will Seth finally admit his feelings for her? Can the Deacon accept her for who she is-a tomboy and business woman with a big heart who can't cook well? There is depth to the plot and characters. Though, you feel you know where the plot is going, there is always a dash of doubt. Will the story line take a turn? I empathized with the characters-except for Simon. I wanted to read this straight through. Unfortunately, life got in the way. I read that this is going to be turned into a series! Do not pass up this masterfully written book!
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66read More than 1 year ago
This was the first one of her books I had read and she gave me a whole new look at a widow in the Amish community, one who chose to do things on her own. Must read.
read74me More than 1 year ago
This is a very good Amish love story. I had trouble putting the book down. There are 2 other books in this series. All 3 books are good books.
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cavedwlrnt More than 1 year ago
Mary Ellis writes characters with depth, making them seem so real. Since purchasing this book, I have read every book in this series and all of the books in her second series. Bonus Amish recipes at the back of the books, along with discussion questions, great for a book club.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love Amish books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No grafic violence and sex potty mouth to offend the reader please remember that this sweet tale is a romance and like all happy ever after romance is not realistic. For a true and exciting read The Budget a weekly national newspaper where scribes from local Amish and Mennonite meetings and "churches" report what is happening at church school with frolics relief missions receipes to feed fsmilies of twelve. And an apoeal for "cards" to pay for hospital bills for a community with out public aid or S.S. or hospitalization insurance. A reak world. M.A.
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