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The Quakers of New Garden (Romancing America)

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The Quakers of New Garden, a Four-in-one collection by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Ann E. Schrock, Claire Sanders & Susette Williams.
I very much enjoyed these three stories. Each was different, but all were compelling in their own way.
The First, New Garden's Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, is the story of Ruth and Josiah, an engaged couple and the trials, tribulations, he
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Barbour Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Barbara
Jul 02, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
It took me a little while to get accustomed to "thee" and "thy" but it eventually became a nice rhythm. Each story had a different tilt them and I enjoyed their differences and their similarities.

I thank NetGalley for the opportunity to read ahead of my friends.
Laura
Jun 19, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Title: THE QUAKERS OF NEW GARDEN
Authors: Claire Sanders, Ann E. Schrock, Jennifer Hudson Taylor and Susette William6s
Publisher: Barbour Books
April 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61626-643-1
Genre: Inspirational/Quaker romance/mixed time periods

Love--plain and simple--finds a home in Indiana

New Garden’s Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor—Josiah Wall has postponed his wedding to Ruth Payne one too many times. Now, Ruth has called off their engagement and Josiah is crushed, especially when he learns she’s blabbing it
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Rhonda
Jul 08, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
quakers of new garden by Claire Sanders, Ann E. Schrock, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Susette Williams
4 Stars Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor In the first story Ruth Payne fiance Josiah want to postpone their wedding for the second time. Ruth is hurt that Josiah does not want to marry her. Josiah is a Federalist and wants to put off the wedding till the election. Ruth thinks that Josiah really doesn't love her she is just a habit. Josiah can't believe Ruth won't marry him. Ruth's father cousin comes
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Tammy
Jan 16, 2012 Tammy rated it it was amazing
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New Garden’s Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
After Josiah Wall postpones their wedding a second time, Ruth Payne refuses to reset their wedding date. But everything Josiah has worked for means nothing without Ruth. He sets out to win her back, but it seems that each attempt is thwarted by disaster. Will their love and faith overcome their differences, or could this be the end he’s always feared?

New Garden’s Crossroads by Ann E. Schrock
Deborah Wall is thrilled to work for the Coff
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Robin
Apr 08, 2013 Robin rated it liked it
The Quakers of New Garden
Claire Sanders, Ann E. Schrock, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Susette Williams

Description: Four Quakers of New Garden face trials of the heart. When Josiah Wall postpones his marriage to Ruth Payne for a second time, Ruth is reluctant to give him another chance at love. Deborah Wall is thrilled to work at a hub of the Underground Railroad, until wounded Nathaniel Fox—a bounty hunter for runaway slaves—is left to her care. Leah Wall struggles to turn a marriage of convenience i
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Abbie
I have come to really like the Romancing America series. Normally I am not a big fan of short stories but I love how these books are written and flow together and this book is no exception. This book is about Quakers. The first story takes place in the early 1800’s and the next three stories slowly bring us to present day with the final story.

What I liked: Even though the 4 stories are short they where well written. I liked all the stories a lot. The characters where likeable and the stories in
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Faye
Apr 10, 2012 Faye rated it liked it
We've read about the Amish, now here come the Quakers!

This collection follows the Wall family through the generations, as their Quaker faith is challenged and the time marches swiftly by.

Not that the other stories weren't good as well, but my favorite was the first one in the collection. Maybe it's my fascination with politics, or just that I liked the colonial time period, or maybe I liked the idea of a young man trying desperately to win back his true love after postponing their wedding one t
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Iola
The stories cover four generations of Quaker women from New Garden, Indiana, and provided interesting insight into their beliefs, as each novella shows how the Society of Friends react to the situations of the day. I don’t know much about the Quakers beyond their pacifism and opposition to slavery, and these stories brought out both these beliefs well, and gave me a better understanding of the beliefs of this group.

In New Garden’s Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Josiah Wall and Ruth Payne are en
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Dani Moore
Jan 22, 2012 Dani Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Quakers of New Garden, a Four-in-one collection by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Ann E. Schrock, Claire Sanders & Susette Williams.
I very much enjoyed these three stories. Each was different, but all were compelling in their own way.
The First, New Garden's Hope by Jennifer Hudson Taylor, is the story of Ruth and Josiah, an engaged couple and the trials, tribulations, heartache that come from how we all can misunderstand the actions of another. Without asking for an explanation (or not being w
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Valerie Comer
Jun 11, 2012 Valerie Comer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to the early days of Quakers in Indiana! One of the things I enjoyed about this 4-in-1 collection of novellas was how this religious group fit into the politics of their times. I’m not sure this was an intentional theme running through but, to me, it helped set the stage.

‘Plain’ language consists of a certain rhythm of speaking. Quakers use a lot of thees and thous, and refer to each other as Friend Joseph or whatever. At times I found the dialect a bit overwhelming. I think it’s hard to
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Jennifer
Oh, these were interesting stories...mercy how they jumped through the history quickly. One does have to remember that this is historical fiction, meaning fact-based, but it's still a FICTIONAL STORY.

The first one was romantic, with a touch of Forrest Gump for the "famous" relatives meet.
Second story took us to the next generation...romance found a bit differently. Story started to drag a bit in this one. Seems more religious than the last one.
Third story is a time jump again and a cousin of som
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Cornelia
May 13, 2012 Cornelia rated it it was amazing
These three historical and one modern inspirational romances involve several generations of a Quaker family, the Walls, in Indiana. Four Quaker women face trails of faith and the heart. Will they withstand the test of love?

In New Garden's Hope set in the early 1800's, will the love and faith of this this Quaker couple prove strong enough to overcome their differences.
New Garden's Crossroads take place during the days of the Undergrourd railroad, the Quakers ran. Will the hero, Nathaniel give up
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Kate
Oct 25, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
This was a 4-novellas-in-1-book format. I think that worked in some ways, but not in others. I would have liked to have had more time to get to know some of the characters, but enjoyed that there were 4 different time frames and perspectives of the Quakers of New Garden. I had a hard time with the 2nd of the 4 novellas for some reason that I can't quite put my finger on, so I avoided reading the book for several days and, to be honest, I almost didn't finish it. I'm glad I persevered, though. Th ...more
Esther Somorai
Jul 05, 2012 Esther Somorai rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*Four-In-One Collection* Each story is well written and a pleasure to read. I really enjoy these inspiring stories of faith, hope, love, and trusting God in all circumstances of life. Very powerful, meaningful stories, each one. I'm so glad I won this book. Thank you Goodreads, first-reads, Barbour and the very talented authors.
Karin
Aug 29, 2013 Karin rated it did not like it
One of the most benign books I have ever read. Had I not committed to an acquaintance that I would read it, I would never have finished it. It's sappy, not very informative, and extremely boring. I would definitely not recommend it to anyone.
Tash
Jan 26, 2012 Tash rated it liked it
3.5
Reviewed for Booked Up . Stay tuned for the review to be posted on Booked Up's goodreads account and the Blog
Lisa
Jan 07, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Play across generations of a family of Quakers, from the beginnings of American culture through the slave bounty hunters, my favorite, to present day, these four stories will entertain and delight you.
Lori
Nov 03, 2012 Lori rated it it was ok
The stories were okay. Disappointed that a couple of the authors obviously didnt know much about Quaker theology besides plain speech and dress.
Andrea Stoeckel
Apr 21, 2013 Andrea Stoeckel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This 4story compelation was pretty good. I read it on a vacation and the historical connections in the 4stories were very good
Kathely
Jul 19, 2012 Kathely rated it liked it
Shelves: grandma-read
liked this book. the last story was a tad melodramatic, but overall still good.
Verna Humphrey
Jul 21, 2012 Verna Humphrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have liked to review this book but my iPad would not cooperate
Mark Howard
Dec 22, 2012 Mark Howard rated it really liked it
Like the first 3 stories. Did not care for the last one.
Debbie West
May 19, 2013 Debbie West rated it it was amazing
A really interesting book well worth the read
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