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The Amish Nanny (Women of Lancaster County #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  1,378 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark and coauthor Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Nanny, Book 2 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.

Amish-raised Ada Rupp knows it's time to make a commitment to the faith and join the church, especially if she wan
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Harvest House Publishers
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Lis Carey
Jul 22, 2011 Lis Carey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ada Rupp is a young Amish woman who has learned, in the past year, that she is adopted--the mother who raised her is the sister of the mother who gave birth to her, her "aunt" who left Lancaster County, PA for Switzerland shortly after she was born. Ada also has a sister, Alexandra, two years older, who was adopted by another, English (that's those of us who are not Plain Folk) family in Oregon. That's a lot of upheaval for anyone, but in addition, Ada also learned during the visit of her sister ...more
Oct 20, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first book of this series, but this book felt more clinical to me. Maybe I am just not as interested in land deeds and genealogies, but since a large portion of this book focused on hunting up historical facts and understanding all the legalities of transfers of land, I found it a lot to wade through and it took away from the relational developments of the book. Still, the writing was well done, and it presented interesting tidbits of information about the Amish.
Jan 01, 2013 Nikki rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story was fine. Nothing ground breaking. There was just so much filler. I found myself skipping over passages. There were a few unnecessary characters and descriptions of things that just did not move the plot along. I stuck it out until the end hoping for an unexpected reveal. Unfortunately the predictable things all happened. I'm not interested enough to finish this series right now.
Janet Crandell
This book took me a long time to read. The plot was more about the history of the Mennonites and Amish in Switzerland. It was interesting but it was very slow moving. The characters lacked depth and except for gaining historical knowledge, the book left me disappointed.
Sep 07, 2011 Charity rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure if you remember my review of the previous book in this series, The Amish Midwife, but if not, please go back and read through it:) Because I recently received a copy of the next book in the series, The Amish Nanny, for review. And I think it will be best to come into the review knowing what the previous book is about.

I have been a big fan of Mindy's previous works. I have read almost all of her books and really enjoyed them. I had never heard of Leslie Gould before reading The Amis
Janie  R. Freeman
I so enjoyed reading this 2nd book in this series, it kept me as captivated in it's story as much as the 1st book. The main character in this story finds out about her birth right, a lot of truths are exposed, and she feels disconnected with all the family around her. Another sub-story involves her going to Switzerland to sign some documents, and it is here where the history of the Anabaptists is weaved in the story, a search for a document about her family's land. This was a very well-research ...more
Jul 17, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark's book and The Amish Nanny is no exception. A very different kind of Amish book, the authors take the readers to Switzerland to find a secret agreement that will preserve and important Anabaptist site. As the treasure hunt continues, and Ada comes face-to-face with her past, dealing with issues way beyond her understanding. But despite Ada and Daniel unlocking the mysteries, Ada still loves Will Gundy. Will she remain in Switzerland with Daniel o ...more
Rachel Brand

Ever since discovering that she was adopted, Ada Rupp has not been entirely content with life in her Amish community. While her long-term illness has stabilised itself, her mother still hovers over her, controlling her life out of fear that Ada may fall sick again. Still single and in her twenties, Ada hopes that she may have caught the attentions of Will Gundy, a close friend and widower with three children. Bu
jane trowbridge
Feb 09, 2017 jane trowbridge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ireally enjoyed the book. I have a bad time in finding timr to read. I have enjoyed reading book one and two. I will have towait a while before i can get jnumbere3 book.

I really enjoyed reading the first 2 books.Waiting to be able to read the next book. Will have to wait till I am feeling better.
Katherine L. Patton
This is the 2nd book in Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark's "The Women of Lancaster County". I feel very strongly that you need to read book 1 first. It introduces Ada, the protagonist of #2. I enjoyed the book. It has a great deal of history about the Amish and Mennonites and martyrs.
Dec 31, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series. So wholesome and sweet but well written too.
Sep 29, 2016 Deliasue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clark/Gould do a great job on this book. I know you'll love it as I did. No smut, no bad language, just plain fun and genuine excitement as only Amish kids can get into.
Laurie Carlson
“The Amish Nanny” by Mindy Stearns Clark and Leslie Gould

I loved this book! I learned so much about the Anabaptist’s move from Switzerland to the United States in this book. Even though this book is Fiction, the Authors did a great job researching this information. Ada is the main character. She is twenty-four years old, not married, and the job she thought she had fell through, which put her in the perfect position to be able to make this huge trip to Switzerland. Her and several other of her f
Ada has had health issues for a majority of her life, but now she has those under control and she just wants everyone to look at her as the adult that she is. She travels to Oregon to be in her new found sister's wedding. On the return trip home, she is forced to confront the idea that her future may not be what she planned it to be. Will Gundy, who she has loved since she was in grade school, is seemingly hooked up with Leah. And Leah, well she was just given a teaching opportunity that Ada has ...more
Aug 16, 2011 Mandolin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Ada Rupp can testify, even the best of parents can be oppressive people, especially when you've grown up believing that you might die any moment. Now that her health is improved, Ada finds herself longing for independence and for the chance at the rumpspringa (Amish period of increased freedom given to maturing teenagers before they decide to join the church) that she never had. Her need is made greater as she watches her long-lost sister marry the man of her dreams, knowing that the man that ...more
Wendy Hines
Dec 06, 2016 Wendy Hines rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this installment of The Women of Lancaster County, Ada Rupp is finally getting her wings. She found out in the first book that her life was not what she had thought. Her mamm was not her biological mamm and she had a sister she knew nothing of. Now, with her disease under control, she’s restless. Her parents have always been overprotective, so when a wedding invitation arrives from her sister, she is sure her parents won’t let her go. However, they surprise her and let her.

She is overjoyed to
This is the 2nd book in the series and I have not read the first. The main character is Ada and she has just found out in the last few months that she is adopted. She also found a way to better manage a disease she has had all her life as well. The book opens with her getting to go to her sisters wedding(she just found her sister in the first book). Once she returns she finds out she gets to go to Switzerland. She is also in love with a man who she can not have( or so she thinks). So off to Swit ...more
Jun 27, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3861-7
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

A cave behind a waterfall…
A dying confession…
A secret agreement
hidden for a century…

Ada Rupp is an Amish girl who knows nothing about these elements of her family’s past. Instead, she has a coveted teaching degree maybe in her grasp, and her medical condition finally managed. Ada also wants to marry Will Gundy, a widower she’s loved since
Sep 16, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really ended up liking Ada in this book (not that I disliked her in the previous one, she was just not too memorable). Perhaps that's apropos, as she goes in this book from feeling left out and left behind to understanding who God created her to be. I also really enjoyed the historical/genealogical aspect of the story, and how Ada, Alice, and Daniel (along with others) endeavoured to save an historical landmark that held great meaning for Plain people.
I'm looking forward to the next book in th
Apr 05, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We rejoin the story of the Women of Lancaster County, with the story of Ada Rupp. We met her earlier in the first novel in this series, but she was younger, and now we meet her again as a young woman, on the brink of the rest of her life. However an illness that kept her close to home and under the watchful eye of her Mamm, has been resolved with taking some simple supplements, and her health is better than ever. And now we discover Ada has decided she is ready to live life. She won't admit it t ...more
Myron Brown
Aug 05, 2011 Myron Brown rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian fiction fans, history buffs, family drama gans
Ada has a good life but she feels something is missing. When she has the opportunity to go to Switzerland to help settle a family matter she views this as an opportunity to learn more about herself. Ultimately this book is about forgiving oneself for one's guilt, whether justified or not. This book labels itself as a Christian romance and is called "The Amish Nanny" but both are only really nominal descriptions. This book is at its weakest at depicting romance. Yeah, it's a Christian romance abo ...more
Sep 05, 2011 Kav rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have anxiously awaited the release of this second in The Women of Lancaster County series and gobbled it up in a weekend. You don't need to have read the first book,The Amish Midwife, to enjoy this one, though you will get a thrill over attending Lexie and James' wedding! But if you don't know Lexie and James, you'll still enjoy the wedding and the wonderful cast of characters we first met in Midwife.

Clark and Gould are back with another intriguing tale that is filled with precarious twists a
Maureen Timerman
Jul 23, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
I enjoyed reading the second book in this series, the first The Amish Midwife started this series. This books starts where the first one ended, and loved that we continued on with the previous characters. You did not have to read the first one to enjoy this one, everything is explained.
What an enchanted book this one is, hard to put down! Ada Rupp has really had a hard life, she never really had a childhood, as she has an inherited blood disorder. Since finding her sister Lexie, she now has new
Mar 26, 2012 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ada Rupp grew up with an illness that held her back. Now she is 24, and her illness is under control. As she travels across the US for her sister's wedding, she likes the feel of freedom. She gives up hope of marrying her life-long love, Will Gundy, and loses the teaching job that she had her heart set. Ada then takes the opportunity to travel to Switzerland, to her ancestor's land with Daniel, a Mennonite who is fighting to save the land. While there she meets her birth mother and tries to figu ...more
Jul 22, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I did not read the first book in this series, but was able to get the gist very fast, without feeling as if I was reading "the story so far..." so the novel worked pretty well as a standalone.

I enjoyed The Amish Nanny very much. Ada, the central character, was believably torn between her love for her family and traditions and her wish to finally do something with her life after years spent as an invalid. The plot twist that takes her much farther away from home than she'd expected seemed a litt
This book is about the story of Ada Rupp. When her sister found her story. Ada now she need to commit to the faith. She was raised Amish. Though she has love for the widower Will Gundy. She is restless and want to find her story. So she finds out that a few of her family members are traveling to Switzerland.

Her family and Grundy family need to work something out with the deed all the way back in the Switzerland. Alice and Christy go and Ada goes represent a member for her grandmother. Things her
Tina Watson
Jun 05, 2011 Tina Watson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
"The Amish Nanny" was amazing. Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould keep the reader on their toes as the reader is reading the book. I loved the treasure hunt that the characters go on and learning history too. A first for me, learning the history of Anabaptists when they lived in Switzerland. Along with learning the family history of the Sommers and Kessler families.

I loved the ending and cant wait for the third book to be released to know more about the families and to go on the next adventure
Dec 01, 2011 Martha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second novel I have read by Mindy Starns Clark (the first one was Shadows of Lancaster County). I am a fan of Mindy Starns Clark writing style. As a writer she grabs the reader from the very beginning and the reader goes on quite a journey with the characters in her novels.
"The Amish Nanny" includes: complex characters, romance, history, mystery, ancestrial geneology, additional knowledge about the Amish and Mennonites,and a trip to Europe. I highly recommend this novel. You will not
3.5 stars

It's been awhile since I read the first book, but this one was good. I can see how they would stand alone, though it's difficult to tell all the family members apart. There are so many secondary characters! The plot and setting were unique, something I was thankful for. I really enjoyed reading about Switzerland and the antique carved boxes. I'm not sure I would read any additional books in this series (as I'm rather tired of standard Amish fiction), but I can easily see the author writ
Jeremy Garber
Actually read this because I felt duty-bound to do so as a Mennonite scholar of popular culture - but was surprised at how pleasant and readable it was. Best for its honest and realistic (not glowing and not completely condemnatory) portrayal of Amish life and belief - the best reason for people unfamiliar with Amish or Mennonite customs to read the book. The romance plot is pretty unbelievable and unrealistic, though. Bonus points - one of the main love interests graduated from Goshen College, ...more
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Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
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