Fall from Pride (Home Valley Amish #1)
In Fall from Pride by Karen Harper, a young Amish girl named Sarah Kauffman is an artist. With the approval of the elders in her community, she begins to paint Amish quilting squares on the sides of some of the barns in the area. The elders hoped that the paintings would bring in more tourists to the area, but all it really did was cause chaos.
One by one an arsonist begins to burn down the barns with Sarah’s work on them. Englishman Nate Mackenzie co...more
I enjoyed the descriptions of every day life in the Amish Community. Loved the relationship of the family with their Grandmother. You will meet a couple of Sarah's friends that are shunned. You will also find a forbidden relatio...more
It's about Sarah, a young Amish woman who struggles to hide her artistic talen...more
Sarah Kauffman paints quilt squares on the barns in The Home Valley. Secretly she yearns to paint scenes of the Plain People, but it is forbidden. When it becomes suspect that the barns being targe...more
De Amish-trilogie - Sinds de ene schuur na de andere in vlammen opgaat, heerst angst en terreur in de anders zo vredige Amishgemeenschap in Home Valley. Rechercheur Nate MacKenzie, die de branden onderzoekt, ontdekt een patroon. Letterlijk zelfs, want op elke afgebrande schuur prijkt een geschilderd quiltpatroon van de jonge Sarah Kauffmann. Toeval? Veel van de geloofsgenoten van Sarah, die toch al een buitenbeentje is, zien haar kunstenaarschap als hoogmoed - een hoofdzonde die niet ongestraft...more
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Fall From Pride by Karen Harper is set in Home Valley in a small Amish town. Sarah Kauffman has received permission from the elders to paint quilt squares on the sides of barns in Home Valley in order to help boost the tourist trade. But not all the Amish are on board with her paintings as they are considered by some to be "just f...more
I enjoy books written from the amish perspective, but this is a poor attempt at trying to capture that. I found Nate to be believable, but found Sarah's "oh poor me I want to paint, to be truuuuuue to myself" such a teenage whine.
It's a light, relatively entertaining romantic mystery. It's not an Amish romance nor an Amish mystery, but it us an ok way to while away a couple of hours of travel time, but I wouldn't pack it for my "nothing but poolside reading" holiday.
A good read.
I enjoy reading about other cultures, and the Amish are very interesting, however the openness to accept an outsider seemed forced and unrealistic.
I liked this book, I would probably read another in the series.