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Hannah's Courtship (Hannah's Daughters #8)

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Second Chance at Love

Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to co
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2014)
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As a member of Net Galley, I receive alerts and requests daily. Most requests are pretty specific to the genres on my shelf, Hannah's Courtship, not so much. The story is part of the Love Inspired series by Harlequin. Their standard is "contemporary inspirational romances that feature Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in today's world".

I thought, well, I did love Jennyfer Browne's, In Your World series, the Amish community was the setting, but I couldn't find much
Jun 23, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
"Where has the time gone? Only yesterday, I was a young woman with a husband and seven beautiful children, and today, I'm widowed and nearly fifty. In another month, there would only be her youngest daughter, Susanna, and her foster son, Irwin, left to share the big farmhouse."
Being 52 years old myself, this book seems even more personal and meaningful to me. I remarried at age 44 to a man 9 years older than myself; we didn't have a huge faith issue as Hannah and Albert do. Hannah is Amish and
Apr 21, 2014 Krystal rated it really liked it
My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was a wonderfully written Amish romance. The characters were engaging, and most importantly, they felt completely real. You could tell that Hannah's family was one of love as much as faith. They cared deeply for each other, and even though all her daughters save one were "successfully" married, they still worried about their mother, just as she worried about them.

The fact that Hannah's youngest daughter Susanna was born with Downs Syndrome, was something that I ha
Linda Trout
Jun 20, 2014 Linda Trout rated it it was amazing
Now that all of her daughters had found their true love, it was Hannah's turn. Both well over 40, the hero and heroine show us that you are never too old to find love. I enjoyed the spirituality of this book without feeling as if I were being preached at.
Dec 09, 2016 Vera rated it really liked it
Although the title says Hannah's Courtship, it's also about raising a special needs child and her Courtship also. Like 2 stories in one.

Very different that most Amish books I read, but enjoyed it. Would recommend to others.
Looking back over her life, Hannah Yoder could see how blessed she's been. She had married Jonas, the love of her life, born a house full of daughters, five of whom are presently married with Rebecca preparing to be married in the Fall. That left her with Susanna, her special Down's Syndrome child, and Irwin, her foster son. She lived in a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse on a prosperous farm in an Old Order Amish community in Delaware. Now she was a widow at fifty. To supplement the farm's income ...more
Jan 19, 2015 Janine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Hannah's Courtship” by Emma Miller is her latest book in her series 'Hannah's Daughters', and I am not entirely sure if it is the last book in the series or not. I sure hope not for I still want to see Dorcas find her happy ending.

There is also a wrap up of a story that has been developing over the last several books since “Redeeming Grace” and I just loved the wrap up that is for sure. It is not always easy knowing how to let go of someone who is so precious to us, but this is something that
May 20, 2014 Rhonda rated it really liked it

Hannah's Courtship is book #9 in the series. I have only read a few books of this series but I have liked all of them that I have read. The Characters and their stories draws me in right away. They are good clean charming stories.

Hannah has eight daughters. The youngest Susanna has down syndrome. All her daughters are almost married except Susanna. Hannah has been a widow for many years. She teaches school at the Amish school. Hannah is Amish.

Albert Hartman is a veterinarian. He is a sing
Feb 05, 2016 Emma rated it it was amazing
Hannah's Courtship by Emma Miller
is a Amish romance.
this is Hannah Yoder and Albert Hartman story.
Second Chance At Love
Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennon
Clare O'Beara
Mar 15, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it liked it
Shelves: america-romance
This is the story of a mature woman, Hannah, widowed with children getting married, who manages to find romance again. As it is an Amish tale there are necessarily all kinds of restrictions on this courtship which seem incredible to the rest of us.

The cynical would say that the Amish get their brainwashing in early as a little girl is forced to bring a black lunchbox to school instead of a pink one, like all the other black lunchboxes; the teacher states that all little girls really want to be
Karen Korb
May 05, 2014 Karen Korb rated it really liked it
My Thoughts On The Book: This was a wonderfully written with a twist. The characters were engaging, and I felt as if I knew them all personally. Hannah's family was full of love and faith. You could tell that they cared a great deal for each other. As the grandmother of a grandson/granddaughter with Downs Syndrome drew me into the book. I have never read an Amish book with this subject matter discussed and it was an interesting change of pace. The fact that Hannah's youngest daughter Susanna was ...more
Jun 12, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it
Hannah’s Courtship
Emma Miller

Book Summary: Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennonite, born-and-bred, and Hannah cannot—will not—leave her Amish faith, not eve
Dec 27, 2014 Gineke rated it really liked it
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Janice Aitkens
Jun 23, 2014 Janice Aitkens rated it it was amazing
I read this on the Kindle

I really enjoyed this one it about Hannah & the 8th book in Hannah's daughters series

I liked how it wasn't just about Hannah but we had the sub story about her daughter Susannah who is a downs child or as described God's Gift which i feel is so much better she wants to court & marry David King or as she calls King David who is the same as her but Hannah has always said she can't marry

The storyline tells of Hannah & her step daughter Grace her husband's uncle
Dawn Leonard
Jun 17, 2014 Dawn Leonard rated it really liked it
After many books about Hannah's Daughters, Amish widow Hannah finally get her own story (though she shares with Susanna, her daughter who has Downs). The story tells a bit about her past before she married Jonas and catches readers of the Hannah's Daughters series up with several if not all of her daughters since their books. This story finds Hannah dealing with her 21 year old daughter, Susanna, want to "walk out with" (or date in English terms)her friend David King who also has Downs. In ...more
Jul 06, 2014 D.J. rated it it was amazing
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Emma Miller is one of the best Amish authors today! So many authors are writing Amish stories based on the classics or even childhood fantasies that we grew up with, but Emma writes stories about everyday life in a large, wonderful Amish family.

The “Hannah’s Daughters” series begin with Ruth, the second daughter, in a family of seven daughters and their widowed mother. In the fifth novel, another daughter no one knew about shows up!

In this book, all of the daughters, except for Suzanna (the youn
This appears to be the last book in the series. We have followed and fell in love with her daughters and sons in-laws and now Hannah herself get the chance to find love.

What I liked: Now that all her daughters but Susanna are married Hannah only has Susanna to worry about. But the vet Albert starts to become her friend the problem is he is not Amish. I enjoyed how both worked through the issues facing them as their relationship grew. I also enjoyed how Susanna got a happy ending as well.

What I d
May 31, 2014 Ellen rated it it was amazing
As a widow, Hannah continues to raise the last of her 8 daughters. Her youngest, Susanna, has Down's Syndrome. Yet, she wants to court like all her sisters did. While Hannah is trying to model proper Amish behavior, she is acknowledging feelings for the local veterinarian, Albert. Albert feels the same way about Hannah, but knows their two different faiths stand in their way - Old Order Amish and Mennonite.

Can Hannah and Albert court and marry? Does Susanna acknowledge her limitations where cour
Jun 03, 2014 Lola rated it it was amazing
YIPPEE! I received this book from the Goodreads Giveaway. It's a
wonderful story, good & clean, without all the foul language & vulgar-
ity found in so many books & movies these days.
I am in awe of the Amish--not their faith so much, but how they
maintain their homes & farms "the old fashioned way". I like to read
any story I find re: them, be it fact or fiction. I loved this story
of Hannah, a widow, who has finished raising all her daughter's except
for the last one who happens to ha
Aug 17, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: blood-and-honey
Hannah Yoder, an Amish widow with grown children, and a grandmother never thought she would ever marry again until her friendship with a dowager veterinarian bloomed into something more. There was her special needs daughter who would never marry and have a family of her own to think about, but Albert Hartman made her heart flutter! Oh she was too old for girlish dreams, beside Albert was a Mennonite born and bread and she would not could not leave her Amish faith so they were doomed before love ...more
Jul 10, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing
What a delicious book this was. I almost did not read this one; but I have enjoyed most of Emma Miller's books so when I saw this one at Walmart I said give it a chance. How fortunate I am to have given this book a chance to feel me with laughter and a jam packed story. Never boring for a minute. If you enjoy Amish fiction and I know a lot of my "friends" do you will not want to miss this newest adventure. The cover is beautiful and how refreshing to read about a main character who is seasoned ...more
Laura Richardson
Nov 03, 2014 Laura Richardson rated it it was amazing
***Disclaimer - I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads ****

Hannah's Courtship is a beautifully written book that was an enjoyable read. The characters really draw the reader in and are so easy to connect to. The dash of humor in the writing gives relief to some otherwise serious topics and it is a welcome change to have a mature woman featured as a love interest. I was a little hesitant to read this book as I'm not a religious person or familiar with the Amish, but am so gla
Jun 11, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing
This was a Goodreads win! Thank you! I really liked this book. It was an easy read. I read it in one day. It was interesting. Had great characters. Emma Miller painted clear pictures of her characters! There was stories within the story. I like the way things were explained as to the differences in lifestyles. Wish there was more on the belief system on both the Amish faith and the Mennonites. There was several times when meals were referred to, and I would have loved to see a recipe or two in ...more
Jun 04, 2014 Annie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this was a story about Hannah. I preferred the love story within regarding her youngest daughter. I am glad that Susanna and David were finally permitted to have their Happily Ever After. I was disappointed that it took Hannah so long to see what everyone else did about Susanna.

I enjoyed Anna's and Samuel's roles in this story. They are still my favorite couple.

I hope there will be more stories about Anna and Susanna in the future.
Janice Sisemore
Aug 16, 2014 Janice Sisemore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
Hanna has been a widow for many years and has married off most of children. Albert is a Mennonite and Hanna is Amish. They have been friends for years and are becoming more than friends but one of them had to make a choice. This book is also about Hanna youngest daughter that wants to date, love Hanna and Susanna story.
Aug 27, 2014 Penny rated it liked it
I won this book on the giveaways. This is not at all the genre of book I read. I did enjoy it, however. It was a fast and easy read. I enjoyed the characters and it was a very pleasant book. Not knowing much about the Mennonite and Amish faiths, I found the book interesting. It was a pleasant change of pace.
April Suter
Sep 26, 2014 April Suter rated it really liked it
This is a story of two love stories: Hannah (the mother of all the girls who found love in the Hannah's Daughters series) and her daughter, Susanna. Susanna and her precious King David is a sweet love story of two special neighbors. Hannah's story is complete with her moving on after losing her husband and finding her neighbor, Albert, a Mennonite veterinarian.
Jun 06, 2014 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: fluff
My favorite thing about this series has always been the author's treatment of the youngest daughter, Susanna, who has Down Syndrome. I was not disappointed in this installment, as it tackled the issues around parenting adult children and when to let go.

A sweet set of love stories, as always.
Deena Hays
May 26, 2014 Deena Hays rated it it was amazing
I won this book from Good Reads contest and I enjoyed reading it. I think the best sentence/quote in the book is this ...... Sometimes I wonder if God spoke to me but I didn't listen...If I ve waited too late to do what I should have done years ago... Wow
Harlequin Books
"The familiar characters and slower pace of life make this a warm romance. Miller adeptly educates on the differences between Amish and Mennonite communities. Readers will look forward to reading more about Hannah’s family (RT Book Reviews)". 4 stars

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