MINDY STARNS CLARK and
THE AMISH BRIDE
Paperback, 336 pages
Harvest House Publishers
Releases August 1, 2012
Releases August 1, 2012
The Amish BrideBestselling 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.
Hoping some 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?
First I want to thank Jeanne from Wynn Wyn Media for sending me this Manuscript/early galley form copy of this book.
As Ella was now nineteen and her boyfriend rode a motorcycle, she was a Mennonite and he was Amish but had not yet been baptized. Ella wanted to go on to school and be a bakery chief then she was going to join the Amish so that she could marry Ezra.
Ella had a book that had belonged to one of her great-grandmothers but most of it was written in code. Her Mammi wanted her to see if she could break the code and to learn what all the drawings meant. She was trying but wasn't having much luck but she loved all the old recipes that was written where she could read them. She also was wanting to go to the "Home Place" that her Mammi talked about where she grew up in Indiana.
Ella lived with her mother and brother as her dad had left when she was around three, now he was wanting to meet with them but she just could not forgive him and didn't want to see him. All she could think off was to get a job and save enough money to go on too school to learn to be a chef. As Ezra's family wanted him to learn how to farm and was going to send him to a farm so he could be taught, Ella was scheming how they both could be in Indiana at the same time.
This book was an okay read but the early type of the book was hard for me to see as the ink was not very good. But a book is a book and I love the written ones and will never settle for an e-book.