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The Amish Nanny (Women of Lancaster County #2)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  1,147 ratings  ·  99 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
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
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.
the story was fine. Nothing ground breaking. There was just so much filler. i found my self 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 that for an unexpected reveal. Unfortunately the predictable things all happened. I'm not interested enough to finish this series right now.
Janet C.
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.
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
Janie  R.
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
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
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
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
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
Maureen Timerman
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
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
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
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
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
Myron Brown
Aug 10, 2011 Myron Brown rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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
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
Betty Strohecker
Ada Rupp is at a crossroads in her life. Raised in the Amish faith she must now decide whether to commit to it as an adult. She has been a nanny to a widower's children and finds herself strongly attracted to him, but there are unknown parts of her life that cause her to seek answers that msy turn her in a different direction. This is an enjoyable, thought-provoking novel.
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
"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
This book could have been shortened without losing the theme of the book. I skimmed some of the info on the history of the main character's family in Switzerland.
Very heart warming tale. Lots going on and well written. You could actually get quite moved in a few places.
Uriana Zeta
This second installment in the series had a really unexpected storyline. i really enjoyed it.
Jessie Weaver
I didn't like this nearly as much as the prequel, but it was still a good story and good read.
Ada Rupp goes to Switzerland and faces her birth-mother as well as her feelings for Will.
Quick read and fun as the nanny comes to Switzerland to settle a land dispute. Fun to tour Emmental through the eyes of an Amish woman.
This was a great book in this series but it got a bit confusing when they were in Switzerland and it lost me a bit. But in the end it turned out beautiful.
Leigh Ann Doolin
Awesome story

I love love love this book. It is an awesome story and a must read in my opinion. I would recommend it to anyone.
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A former singer and stand-up comedian, Mindy lives with her husband and two teenage daughters near Valley Forge, PA. She enjoys speaking to churches, civic groups, and libraries across the country. Her unique blend of humor and insight make her an audience favorite.

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