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Monday, July 23, 2012
Mindy Starns Clark's and Leslie Gould's The Amish Bride ~ Reviewed
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0736938621
Bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Bride,
Book 3 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories
of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family,
and discover true love.
Ella Bayer and Ezra Gundy are in love
and hope to marry someday, but she is a young Mennonite woman while he
is an Amish man. Though both Plain, one of them will have to forsake
what they believe to embrace another way of life.
distance will cool the relationship, Ezra's family sends him to work at
an Amish dairy farm in Indiana. But Ella disregards what her family
wants and follows Ezra. In short order she finds a place to live, a job
in a bakery, and an unexpected but budding friendship with a handsome
Amish farmhand, Luke. When a family tragedy forces Ella back to
Pennsylvania, she must face all she's been running away from. And once
she has made peace with those around her, she has an important decision
to make: Whose Amish bride will she become--Ezra's or Luke's?
The Amish Bride is book three in The Women of Lancaster County.In this book we focus on Ella Bayer, a young Mennonite woman who is in love with Ezra Gundy, a young Amish Man.They love each other, but both no the difference in their religious backgrounds could keep them apart.They
decide to go to Indiana, where Ezra is to learn the ins and outs of
working on a dairy farm, and Ella plans to escape a troubled home life
and pursue her dreams of becoming a bakery owner.Her time
away is also to learn some family secrets for her grandmother as well
as to escape seeing her estranged father who has returned into her life.In the meantime, she meets another Amish man, Luke.It
seems as if she’s being pulled in so many directions, and she is unsure
about trusting God to lead her instead of doing what she wants to do.
This was a good story.I read book one in the series, but haven’t read book two yet, so it took a while to catch myself up to the characters.Ella’s character was interesting.She
was so headstrong in her decisions, that I almost got annoyed with her
at times, and found myself wanting to talk some sense into her.In
the end, though, she listened to the Lord and found that life was way
better with his leading then it would have been had she followed through
with her own plans.