Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: The Amish Nanny - 2nd in the Women of Lancaster County series
Author: Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
Release Date: July 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, Lancaster County, PA
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Mindy and Leslie's Websites/Blogs: www.mindystarnsclark.com, www.lesliegould.com
This book, The Amish Nanny, begins where The Amish Midwife stopped, continuing the story of the sister of the previous bookís main character. Iím sure I would have enjoyed this book a lot more had I read the first one but, please bear with me.
Ada Rupp, one of the main characters in this tale apparently was in poor health but, has improved with the help of information provided by her recently found sister, Lexie. Ada has long dreamed of a teaching position and her dream of a marriage between herself and Will Gundy are up against some problems that cannot be solved. Ada starts to think about breaking free from her very sheltered life and seeing new places and seeking new opportunities.
This chance for something new starts when Ada, Alice, and Christy are asked to make a trip to Switzerland to handle some family business. Ada is excited about the possibility of finally meeting her birth mother who gave her up as an infant. Along the way Ada meets Daniel Hart, a handsome young Mennonite with a deep interest in history, and discovers there might be a chance for a different kind of future than she had imagined.
This book is full of historical information about the Amish and others. This is truly fascinating in itself but doesnít take away from the enjoyment of a good story. The story is very well-written by these two ladies and Iím glad I got the chance to read it. However, I am going to try and read any others about the Women of Lancaster County as I believe I havenít really met them all and, I would like to.
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