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Wild Horses (Sadie's Montana Series #1)
     

Wild Horses (Sadie's Montana Series #1)

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by Linda Byler
 

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          The Miller family's move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch serving the ranch hands. Unexpectedly, Ezra appears, the man who seems to be

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          The Miller family's move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch serving the ranch hands. Unexpectedly, Ezra appears, the man who seems to be perfect in every way and fully intends to marry Sadie. But does she love him back? And who is this fascinating Mark who helps to rescue a dying horse and shows up at the Amish hymn-sing though he is English? Why can't she get his dark eyes and tall stature out of her mind?           Now Sadie's own close-knit family is falling apart. Mam claims her head is cluttered and unclear, and she no longer trusts herself to make a chocolate cake from scratch or to cut Reuben's hair in a straight line. The worst part is, Dat refuses to acknowledge Mam's struggles. Sadie finds some refuge in Nevaeh, a black and white paint. But when a dreadful accident involving wild horses occurs, Sadie must move forward into the unknown future. Will Dat let Mam seek professional help? Will Mam be willing to go? Will Mark be at the next hymn-sing? Is he Amish or English? Will he like her favorite pink dress? Will she see the wild horses again? Why do these phantom-like animals take her breath away every time they appear on the horizon?

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Publishers Weekly
Byler (Lizzie Searches for Love series) is a gifted writer whose novel of the Amish in Montana will be savored as much by those who love horse stories as by devotees of Amish romance. While it features the requisite mysterious, handsome stranger, the most emotionally powerful passages aren’t between Sadie Miller and her man but Sadie and her horses. The Millers have moved to a new Amish settlement, where Sadie faces hardships ranging from the loss of a beloved horse to the serious mental illness of a family member. Byler is Amish, which sets this book apart from the genre both in the rich detail of Amish life and in the lack of melodrama over disappointments and tragedies. Sadie’s quick forgiveness and acceptance of God’s will may feel unsatisfying to some readers, but faithfully reflects a core Amish virtue. These characters aren’t stereotypes. They can relish a visit to a shopping mall without either being tempted to materialism or fearing condemnation from their community. Sadie demonstrates courage, compassion and contentment, and Byler’s writing will leave readers eager for the next book in the series. (Oct.)
Library Journal
When Sadie Miller's Amish family moves from Ohio to Montana, she must leave behind her favorite horse and deal with the illness of a family member. She takes a job at a ranch and meets a mysterious, handsome stranger. As a writer who is Amish, Byler draws on her personal experience to present an authentic portrait of life in the sect. VERDICT This gentle romance by the author of the "Lizzie Searches for Love" series will please CF readers who can't get enough fiction about the Plain People. Fans of Byler's previous novels are sure to relish it, as will those who read Cindy Woodsmall and Wanda E. Brunstetter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561487363
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Sadie's Montana Series , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
474,914
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. Growing up, Linda loved to read and write. In fact, she still does. She is the author of Running Around (and Such), the first novel in the “Lizzie Searches for Love” series. She is well-known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper. Linda and her husband, their children, and grandchildren live in central Pennsylvania.

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Wild Horses 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
 More beautiful wild horses abound in Linda Byler's Wild Horses.  Linda is an Amish author and so her writing is much more true to the fact to me.   Sadie is thrown into a new world as the family moved from Ohio to Montana.   Change can be both difficult and exciting for all of us and Sadie is certainly discovering that.   Will young Sadie find love in the beautiful Montana?  Will her mother receive the proper medical intervention she needs so desperately?    This series is written for young readers but is certainly very entertaining for adult readers as well.  This is a good clean book for young readers.     I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I fell in love with it after the frist chapter. I love sadie she loves horses as much as i do. If you belive in God like i do and love horses and dont mind amish books then this is the book for you. P.s love this book so so so so so and 100 more so love this book. Get it! Read it!
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Jean8 More than 1 year ago
A different story but very enjoyable story u
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She doesn't hesitate to " go there"! Sadie is NOT a single girl working, living @ home, over 20 yrs old so that entire brethren worry she will remain a ' maedel'. This is a slightly dysfunctional family, by amish standards. Daed makes mistakes, maam isn't growing celery or any garden! And bad things happen, like real life. But, their love for God & each other, trust, gets them thru to victory everytime! Have read 2 books in this series & purchased 3rd tonight! Can't wait to get started! READ IT NOW, you will be so sucked in!! And SO GLAD YOU DID!
horsinaround125 More than 1 year ago
This book perfectly describest the love of horses for girls. As a huge horse lover; it put me back on my favorite horse riding bareback through the fiellds. This is also a great book to help those non horse peeps understand the 'love of horses'. Enjoy the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful, I loved it. Cant wait until the next book.
ACR1728 More than 1 year ago
I have read books by Linda Byler and I love them. I recently bought Books 2 & 3 in the Sadie's Montana Series which I bought on sale, but didn't get #1 because didn't have the extra money. So, now I need to buy #1 so I can keep them in order....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For that person with the question....you go online to your BN account and hit forms of payment. You can add it there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should I get this? Also how do I put money from a gift card onto my Nook? PLEASE REPLY I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!