The Amish Bride (Women of Lancaster County #3)
Bestselling 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...more
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Oh this book was so good. I couldn’t put it down. I loved “The Amish Nanny” and “The Amish Midwife” but “The Amish Bride” is my favorite so far.
This book begins with the character Ella Bayer. She is very adamant to what she wants in life. She wants to own her own bakery and she wants to marry Ezra Gundy. There is only one problem. She is Mennonite and Ezra is Amish. Ella is willing to become Amish to marry Ezra. It seems that both families would like nothing more than...more
Ella has her heart set on marrying Erza Gundy...she even goes as far as Indiana to be near him. She feels everyone plotting against her when his family, and some of her own, come and take him back to Lancaster. Again to separate them.
I loved the new characters introduced in this book...especially little Eddie! How cute he is...more
Her mother and grandmother and the Grandys want their relationship with Ella and Ezra to change. They Ezra is to go to a farm but Ella decides to go with h...more
Ella was certain that her fa...more
This was a very interesting read. However, although the romance is what first attracted me to this novel, it is not what kept my interest. As the story opens, Ella's grandmother gives her a book, sort of a diary, that Ella's great-grandmother wrote since she was a child, right up until a few days before she died. Some parts of this diary are written in code, and Ella's grandmother is desperate to know what her mother wrote and asks Ella to decipher the code for her, since she has not...more
Ella Bayer is a 19 year old Mennonite girl and all she wants in life is to become Ezra Gundry's Amish bride and to go to baking...more
Ella's Mammi (grandmother) gives her a journal written and drawn by Sally, Ella's great-grandmother, and sets her on a quest to deciper its contents. Some is in code, but the rest Ella finds is the story of Sally's life. Ella adds a line to the end of the book: "Find job. Go to school. Open bakery. Marry E. Visit Home Place. Her father returns and more family secrets are exposed. To find the answers in code in the journal Ella travels to Indiana to her grandmother's family home....more
This is book three is the series called Women of Lancaster. You do not have to read the other books in the series but I would recommend it. You will gain a better understanding of the family dynamics and different characters throughout the book.
I liked the story of the two main characters and how they in...more
PUBLISHER: HARVEST HOUSE
PUBLICATION DATE: AUGUST 01, 2012
RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 – VERY GOOD
PROS: Ella’s character growth is realistic and endears her to the reader; great spiritual lessons about forgiveness and trusting God; good message about marriage
CONS: Wouldn’t recommend this to be read as a standalone novel; Ella’s immaturity may make her unsympathetic initially
Ella Bayer was raised Mennonite, but since she began dating Ezra Gundy she’s become convinced that she will one d...more
I would recommend it for teenage girls. Besides being clean, it's heroine has values that are worth emulating.
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