An Amish Family Reunion
During a rumschpringe visit to Niagara Falls, Phoebe Miller meets Eli Riehl, a young man who charms her--and everyone else--with his exceptional storytelling ability. When Phoebe sketches scenes to illustrate one of his tales, Eli encourages her incredible talent, and together they embark on a lofty and unlikely business venture for two young Amish people--writing and illu...more
Then there is Matthew Miller, who now has two c...more
I think I was most drawn to Phoebe because I have a lot in common with her, as far as her personality goes. When there is a book with a character I can really r...more
At first, when i started reading this book, I found it a bit hard to follow. That is just me. I find it hard when there are multiple characters and when you start flipping from one place to another. I usually like following one character/family.
Mary does, however, provide a nice family tree in the beginnin...more
This book is part of a series, which I did not know, but it can stand alone. However, be advised that there are a lot of characters and, if you haven't read the previous books, it might be a bit confusing at times. But, although that can be a little distracting, it doesn't take away from the enjoyment of this nicely written book.
There are many themes woven together like a fine quilt: marital problems due to lack of effective communication, loneliness, fear, jealousy, among others. But...more
Although I hadn't read the previous stories in this series, it wasn't necessary for me to understand the threads that were pulled together to make this reunion possible. The characters were varied and interesting and I was pulled in quickly.
Most of us have been to a large family gathering--they're sweet, and they bring together an varied combination of people. (You can choose your friends, but not your famil...more
Phobe loves to draw which most Amish find odd. She sescapes often to draw pictures of nature. She begs to go on a trip to Niagara Fall with the young people.
There she meets Eli who loves to tell stories. They decide to write a children's book together. They meet every Wednesday at Library to w...more
One thing I loved was that Mary Ellis had a list of the characters in the beginning - I found this very helpful and I used it quite often.
In An Amish Family Reunion, there...more
Phoebe Miller is an artist at heart, and shy. She refuses to attend the singings, and such that are normal for Amish youth.With one exception. She manages to talk her father into a trip to Niagara Falls. On this trip, she meets Eli Riehl, a young Amish man who spins an exceptional story. Together they plan a business venture to produce a book with Eli's story...more
In the family is shy Phoebe, Julia's niece, who doesn't like to cook, clean, laundry or be a typically Amish female. She is an artist and loves to use her God-given talent to draw. Phoebe meets Eli Riehl, who lives on a nearby farm a...more
Author: Mary Ellis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Genre: Inspirational/Amish/women’s fiction
Julia Miller’s children have all grown and have families of their own, but Julia misses the houseful of laughter and joy. She hopes to gather the family for a summer celebration.
Julia’s niece, Phoebe, goes on a rumspringe trip with other Amish youth to Niagara Falls. Her father is initially against the idea, but he relents when he learn...more
This is also the story of Phoebe and Eli. Phoebe convinces her parents to go on a trip to New York where she meets Eli. They decide to work on a children's book together, where he tells the story and she draws the pictures. There are many obstacles and as both are loners try to put a relationship together. I love how the library plays a part in this book.
Besides this story, I will honestly say I got confused on who everyone else w...more
Even though I haven't read the first three books in the series I was instantly able to figure out what was going on and easy follow along. I loved how it was like the book had 5 different storylines all going on at once, yet they all came beautifully together as the story progressed. I can only assume tha...more
As I stated above, I really enjoyed many aspects of this book. On...more
As she was boarding the bus for the trip, she met Elli Ri...more
Phoebe loves to sketch. She loves to spend hours making pretty pictures and would rather do that then her other chores. She is also quite shy and does not go to many social gatherings. When her cousin Henry tells her about a rumschpringe trip to Niagara Falls she can’t wait to go! On this trip she meets Eli who has his own talent telling stories and she is soon drawing sketches to go with his story telling's. Through this a friendship is born. They soon start to work together to creat...more
This book started out really hard for me. I think the main reason was because I have not read her other books. I had to struggle to remember who the characters were, and there were a lot of them. I think the author had to do this though because they were all being invited to a reunion and we get to see in their lives before they come to the reunion. The characters...more
I thought the story was great and plan to now try her other books.
Anyhoo...another sweet Amish story that covers the trials and triumphs of an extended Amish family. I really like how the author laced biblical principles thoughout the story.
In the meantime the families are planning a family reunion with a lot of families coming in from different areas all having different stories and most planning on moving back to the area after...more
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