Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two)

Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two)

by Diane Craver, Regina Andrews

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BN ID: 2940148814672
Publisher: Diane Craver
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Series: Dreams of Plain Daughters Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 2,587
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

As the youngest in the family, growing up on a farm in Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook. Before starting on her writing career, Diane was a school teacher and play director.

She met her husband while teaching at an orphanage, and they married three years later. While raising their six children in southwestern Ohio, Diane started writing nonfiction. Later, she decided it would be a nice escape to write fiction.

Several non-fiction articles of Diane's have been published in Woman’s World Weekly, The Catholic Telegraph, Virtue, Down Syndrome Today, WritersWeekly.com, and several other publications. A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One) received 5 stars and was a reviewer's top pick from Night Owl Reviews as well as receiving a 5 star review and January 2013’s CTRR Reviewer's Recommend Award from Coffee Time Romance and More. Additionally, it finished in fifth place in the “other” novel category of books in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.

She writes Amish romance, contemporary romance, inspirational mainstream, chick-lit mystery, and non-fiction books. Her novels have received great reviews from readers and reviewers.
Diane has published through a variety of houses, including Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Samhain Publishing, Whimsical Publications, and Victory Tales Press. Recently, Diane has self-published several novels. She writes fun and inspiring stories filled with memorable characters.

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Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I liked Judith's Place, and think this series of books is wonderful!  Ms. Craver explains how the Amish world is so different than the English world, yet people are people no matter what.  I liked that Judith wanted to get her GED before she was baptized.  She pushed the boundaries, yet fit into the Amish world. Wonderful book!  I look forward to reading more!
Anne_Baxter_Campbell 3 months ago
This is an Amish romance, and a very good one. I liked the believability and I'd give this five stars. The time of rumspringa (running around time) that the young adults in Amish and Mennonite communities go through must be very hard on both the young people and their parents. Parents have to "let go" and let the young ones (about age sixteen to early twentys) decide for themselves what they will do with their lives, even if it takes them away from their families and their faith. The youngsters aren't baptized into the Amish (or Mennonite) churches until they have decided they can abide by the strict regulations of those churches, many of which seem backward and primitive to "modern" young people. Judith Hershberger is such a young woman. She loves being an Amish teacher. She only has an eighth grade education, the maximum allowed under Amish Ordnung (ordinances), but she yearns for more education. Her father, a widower, fears she will leave the faith and her home for more. Jacob Weaver, a young man, has an attraction to Judith, but he also fears that the lure of more education will pull her away from the faith and from him. However--he also wants something his community disapproves of--a driver's license so he can earn more money. He wants to buy a piece of land--although if Judith leaves, what good will that do him. And Judith finds she fears that driver's license will lead to more than just the purchase of land. You see, Jacob also finds he enjoys, far too much, going out with his coworkers for a beer after work. I found myself wondering if the world's attractions would prove too much and pull the young people apart and away from their faith and families.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Enjoyed reading this one.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I enjoyed it. I do like reading Amish books and I think she does a good job with hers. Looking forward to reading more in the series. I think I enjoyed the first one I read a little more than this one.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This story covers the life and trials of a young Amish female prior to her agreeing to join the Amish church. A must read for understanding the problems young Amish teenagers/adults face prior to agreeing to study the church’s rules prior to joining the church.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good characters. Wonderful plot.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A bit long, sometimes slow moving
Anonymous 7 months ago
Ended too suddenly.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Wonderful story.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Like second book of the series looking forward number 3
Anonymous 7 months ago
I enjoyed sharing the decision process. I enjoy in my life working to hear God in my decisions
Anonymous 7 months ago
While I enjoyed reading this story about Judith, it ended abruptly. There is a sample of the next story and it continued Judith's story. I greatly dislike books that leave the reader hanging and won't read the next one. ** esk 09/2018 **
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I love novels about the Amish this is not a favorite. One example a mother & daughter having coffee. Mother makes coffee descriptions include filtered water, measured grounds, push button to start, removes 2 mugs from cabinet and pours, places mug in front of daughter, thanks mom you make the best coffee. Everyone is sooo polite it made the whole story line unreal. Inserted I love your sweater, I wish we were same size so I could borrow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was by far not the best Amsh book that I have read. Even though there are more books in the series, I didn't think this one resolved anything.