When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 5, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.)
Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow’s Hope, Sarah’s Christmas Miracle, and An Amish Family Reunion. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.
From the book’s back cover:
Amy King—young, engaged, and Amish—faces life-altering challenges when she loses both parents in unexpected tragedy. Amy’s finance, John Detweiler, persuades her to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who will help them.
John’s brother Thomas and sister-in-law, Sally, readily open their home to the newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment. While trying to assimilate into the ultraconservative district, Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. Amy wants to reconnect with her, but John worries that the woman’s tarnished reputation will reflect badly on his beloved bride-to-be.
Can John and Amy find a way to overcome problems in their relationship and live happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to each other?
Moving with John, her fiancé, to a more conservative Amish district, Amy faces unexpected challenges. Because her parents are dead, Amy is pleased to locate an aunt who was shunned by the Amish. Amy travels to visit her aunt against John’s wishes. Her trip and finding that she cannot trust John causes Amy to doubt the wisdom of marrying John. An accomplished writer, Mary Ellis gives the reader strong, distinct characters. Her descriptions of the ways of the Amish bring the reader into the community, the household, and mindset of the characters.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 5, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.
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