Sense and Sensibility: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Classic

Sense and Sensibility: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Classic

by Sarah Price

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Overview

Henry Detweiler dies unexpectedly, leaving his second wife and three daughters, Eleanor, Mary Ann, and Maggie, in the care of John, his oldest son from a previous marriage. John and his wife, Fanny, inherit the farm and, despite a deathbed promise to take care of their stepmother and half-sisters, John and Fanny make it obvious that Mrs. Detweiler and her daughters are not welcomed at the farm. When Edwin Fischer, Fanny’s older brother, takes notice of Eleanor and begins to court her, much to the disapproval of his sister, Fanny makes life even more difficult for the Detweiler women. 
 
In their new home, Eleanor wonders if Edwin will come calling while Mary Ann catches the attention of Christian Bechtler, an older bachelor in the church district, and John Willis, a younger man set to inherit a nearby farm. While Eleanor quietly pines for Edwin, Mary Ann does not hide her infatuation with John Willis. When the marriage proposal from John Willis does not materialize, Mary Ann is left grief-stricken and humiliated as the Amish community begins to gossip about their relationship. In the meantime, a broken-hearted Eleanor learns that Edwin is engaged to another woman.

Will admitting her affections for him result in the marriage proposal Eleanor has always desired?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629986609
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Amish Classics Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 342,014
File size: 746 KB

About the Author

Sarah Price is a masterful storyteller of more than two dozen novels. Born into a Mennonite family, she has firsthand experience in the culture and religion of both the Mennonites and the Amish. For over twenty-five years, Price has lived among many different Amish communities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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