Monday, June 25, 2012

Mary Ellis's Living in Harmony ~ Reviewed

Living in Harmony, New Beginnings Series #1
By: Mary Ellis  

Harvest House Publishers
2012 / Paperback
ISBN: 0736938664

Product Description: 

Amy King-young, engaged, and Amish-faces difficult challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her parents in a house fire. Her fianci, John Detweiler, persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who can help the women in their time of need.


Living in Harmony is about a young Amish Family whose world is turned upside down when their parents die tragically in a house fire.  Amy King, the eldest, goes with her intended, John Detweiler, to stay with his family in Maine, along with her sister, Nora.  While there, Amy and Nora discover a connection with an aunt who was shunned, and want to get in touch with her.  However, this Amish district is much more strict about everything than their previous home, and these restrictions, along with John’s reservations about Amy meeting her aunt, cause Amy to wonder if this is where she really belongs.  Can she succumb herself to the will of a husband?
I enjoyed this story, especially the character of Nora.  She’s had some tough circumstances in her life and is trying to figure out what to do with her life.  But she has spunk.  This story ends with a good ending for Amy and John, but leaves you hanging in regards to Nora.  I’m looking forward to seeing what life holds for her in the next book.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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