A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins Series #1)

A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins Series #1)

by Wanda E. Brunstetter
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A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins Series #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Willkumm to the lush and lavish Amish country where Wanda Brunstetter’s new romantic series, Indiana Cousins, begins with A Cousin’s Promise. Loraine Miller finds herself torn between the love of two good men—Wayne Lambright who, crippled after a tragic accident, feels himself unworthy of her love; and Jake Beechy who, after having abandoned her to explore the English world, returns to renew their courtship. To which man will she pledge her love and loyalty—for better or worse, until death they do part?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607421191
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: Indiana Cousins Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 143,267
File size: 915 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 

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A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a wonderful story...sad for a while...but everything turns out fine. It's filled with caring and compassion...and examples of how people should turn to the Bible and the Lord for help and prayer...and knowledge to help solve their problems. Even Bible verses are quoted. They are wonderful christian faith type stories and it also gives you a look at the Amish life.
Janna6 More than 1 year ago
I have read a few books by Wanda Brunstetter and I have come to a conclusion. Wanda has an amazing following of readers that love her books and her knowledge of the Amish lifestyle and enjoy delving into that simpler side of life that so many of us just don't have. She has simple storylines that are keep your interest and are easy to follow. The only thing that gives me reason to pause is that her style is so simplistic that I feel like she tells me everything I need to know and leaves no room for my imagination to work. This book "A Cousin's Promise" is my favorite of hers so far though. It has a somewhat unique storyline that left me wondering for the first time how things would end (but I had strong suspicions). What happens when a group of Amish young adults want to go on a little vacation and they hire a driver to take them to an amusement park, but get involved in a horrid car accident on their way there? Not everyone makes it out of the accident okay and now there are some awful consequences. Wayne loses a leg and breaks his engagement to Lorraine because he doesn't feel that he can support her and be a real husband. She doesn't want to give up on him, but he keeps pushing her away. Her old boyfriend hears about the accident and comes back to see how she is doing and quickly realizes he still loves her. What will Lorraine do now? This is the beginning of what just might be a really entertaining series by Wanda. If you haven't read any by her yet, I would reccomend this one as a good starting point.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Indiana, a car accident leaves Wayne Lambright wheelchair bound. Though he suffers some self-pity and bouts of feeling sorry for his plight, his biggest concern is he deems he is no longer worthy of the love of his fiancee Loraine Miller. Instead he wants her to live a happy life and not have to waste her youth caring for a cripple. Loraine wants to help her fiance, but cannot grasp the deep emotional issues confronting her disabled beau especially since he must adapt from being a healthy do it yourself person to a person dependent on others.

Loraine's former boyfriend Jake Beechy has come home to the Amish after tasting the English lifestyle. His only regret for leaving is leaving behind Loraine. He wants a second chance with her. Loraine has a difficult decision to make as she cares for both men, but each in their way at some time deserted her.

This is the start of a new Amish saga taking place in the Hoosier State. The strong support cast brings out the strong sense of community, a trademark of a Wanda E. Brunstetter Amish romance; they also set the tone for future stories as Loraine¿s cousins have personal issues that need resolution. The lead triangle is fully developed with each caring about others but carrying flaws. Although at times their discussions seem a bit forced especially with Wayne, fans will appreciate Ms. Brunstetter¿s opening Indiana Amish contemporary romance.

Harriet Klausner
NKBookReviewer More than 1 year ago
"A Cousin's Promise" is Book One in the Indiana Cousins series by Amish author Wanda Brunstetter. This paperbook is a contemporary Christian Amish book that will have you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning. I could not put it down! Author Brunstetter has a delightful style of writing. Her story is well researched and organized. It flows smoothly and is easy to follow. The characters are well developed and extremely realistic. I felt like I had made a group of friends within the Amish community. The way she writes dialogue is genuine and true to any conversation. Her stories always contain a biblical message, as does this one. This author is the real deal. This book is the tale of Lorraine and Wayne, an engaged couple whose lives get thrown upside down when Wayne is paralyzed due to an automobile accident. It is also about Jake, Lorraine's former beau. Poor Lorraine gets advice from so many people that readers will want to put their two cents worth in, too. There is conflict, romance, faith, trust, inspiration, depression, and twists in this well written book. Readers will get a glimpse inside the lives and houses of the Amish. I would highly recommend this awesome book set in Indiana, my home state. I loved it. I rated it a 5 out of 5 stars.
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evilmom More than 1 year ago
I have not finished the book yet, but it is really good so far. I also bought the other two books in the series.
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I was rather disappointed with this book. By the second chapter it was fairly obvious how it would end, but I was hoping the journey to that ending would make it worth it. She spent too much time on too many story lines to really delve deeply into any of them. You could see the paths that she wanted to take the reader down, but you weren't taken far down any of them. I found the ending to be the most disappointing. I was expecting the story to be continued in the next two books so I wasn't horribly concerned that she had several plots going on. In the last twenty pages everything is tied up and I was left scratching my head wondering how on earth the story was over. The way things ended seemed horribly unrealistic and leaves me wondering if I want to try reading the next two books in the hopes that she goes more in depth or if I should just move on to a better author.
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